According to Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette former Steelers’ running back coach Kirby Wilson asked for permission to seek employment elsewhere.
Wilson was granted that permission and interviewed twice with the Baltimore Ravens for their offensive coordinator position before eventually making a lateral move to Minnesota.
Speculation has been that Wilson didn’t get along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Dulac confirmed as much. Wilson has also sought the opportunity to be an offensive coordinator. The writing on the wall was clear once Todd Haley was going to be back for the 2014 season that this wouldn’t happen in Pittsburgh.
Wilson joins Scottie Montgomery and Sean Kugler as assistants who have departed in the last two seasons. Montgomery took a coaching position at Duke while Kugler became the head coach at UTEP.
You’ll notice that all three are offensive coaches. This could certainly be just a coincidence but I don’t think so.
It’s no secret that Todd Haley can and has ruffled feathers and this appears to be the case again.
I can’t help but wonder just how much say Mike Tomlin has anymore.
Marc Uhlmann writes for and co-owns steelcityblitz.com. You can hear him talk Steelers weekly on TribLive Radio Mondays at 630pmET.