Steelers potential replacements as Brian Flores successor
Brian Flores just left the Steelers for the defensive coordinator job in Minnesota so a replacement needs to be found.
Many began to believe that Brian Flores would be back with the Steelers for a second season after many rounds of interviews. Rumors were swirling that other jobs were going to be filled with names that were not Flores. He made an immediate impact across Pittsburgh’s roster in his lone year there.
Things happen and certain jobs fell into other directions than many had thought. Flores deserved a better opportunity, and he got one that will see him take command of the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive coordinator duties. Everything seems to be coming down to the final conclusion that Flores will become a Head Coach in the NFL again, more likely sooner rather than later.
Jerry Olsavsky/Grady Brown could be internal replacements for Steelers
Bringing people into the organization from the outside is not very common, so promoting within might be the most realistic. Flores was deemed a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach during his time here, but he had many duties across the team. Jerry Olsavsky had a year to work with Flores as they both coached up the linebackers and it could give Olsavsky an opportunity for growth from his longtime position.
Grady Brown is a young coach in the NFL, and he could start to climb some ranks around the league. Mike Tomlin’s coaching tree continues to get criticized for how small it is, but that could change with Brown. He is currently the secondary coach for Pittsburgh and could be in line for a promotion. Giving him an extra title of defensive assistant and continuing in a growing role among these coaches might be a great idea.