4 fired coaches the Steelers could consider hiring in 2022
By Andrew Falce
The Steelers should add Fangio
Vic Fangio had a tough stretch with the Broncos over the past three seasons. While never a complete disaster, his team was never deemed a serious threat. Even when they started off as strong as they did this season, no one was surprised to see them implode. He leaves a relatively bitter taste in the mouth of fans, but one has to remember just how good he was as the Bears defensive coordinator before becoming the head coach.
Fangio is known for a zone-heavy scheme that utilizes multiple fronts. While it isn’t a traditional 3-4 as the Steelers have used for ages, he mixes in packages that get the most out of that. Eddie Goldman became one of the best nose tackles while being coached under Fangio, and the entire Bears defense was better with him at the helm.
Add in his years of experience and Fangio would be a capable coordinator for an up-and-coming Steelers defense. He gets the most out of the front seven (a strength of this defense) while utilizing creativity to get the most out of the secondary. While his head coaching tenure wasn’t great, his defensive track record would make him a huge addition.