Kirby Wilson Does Not Get OC Job with Ravens
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When I first read this tweet from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette earlier this morning, my heart sank:
I for one did not want to see Pittsburgh’s running backs coach (2007-present) head to Baltimore. Plus, Kirby Wilson was reportedly instrumental when it came to turning the offense around last fall for the Steelers. Thankfully, for Mike Tomlin and the rest of Pittsburgh’s brass, Bouchette tweeted the following information minutes later:
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Wilson lost out to two other finalists for the offensive coordinator job in Baltimore:
As bad as I feel for Wilson that he did not get a well-deserved promotion, I cannot say that I am sad as a member of Steeler Nation to know that the Ravens are now looking in a different direction to fill the vacant position on their coaching staff with Kyle Shanahan or Jim Hostler.
With Wilson not headed to Baltimore, it looks like the Steelers’ coaching staff is now set for the 2014 regular season. Although he did not earn the promotion in Baltimore, Wilson could be a hot commodity for offensive coordinator jobs over the coming seasons. How much longer he stays with the Steelers is a large question, but I am nevertheless glad that he will be back to coach the running backs for at least one more year with the franchise.
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