Saturday, February 2, 2013

Danny Smith, Native Of Pittsburgh + Edinboro Coaching Alumni, Named Special Teams Coodinator; Jack Bricknell, Jr., Tagged As New O-Line Coach

Danny Smith Comes Home: New Special Teams Coordinator

Steelers hired Danny Smith, former Redskins Special Teams Coordinator, as the Steelers new Special Teams Coordinator. Smith is a native of Pittsburgh.

Smith comes to the Steelers with 18 years of NFL experience. He coached special teams with the Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. He also coached tight ends for the Detroit Lions.

Smith started his coaching career at my Alma Mater, Edinboro University, in 1976. He went on to coach at Clemson, William and Marry, The Citadel and Georgia Tech.

Jack Bricknell, Jr., New O-Line Coach

Steelers are wasting no time making changes in some key coaching positions.  Earlier this week, the Steelers announced the hiring of Jack Bricknell, Jr., as the Offensive Line Coach.

Bricknell, 49, comes to the Steelers from Kansas City. Prior to his stint with the Chiefs, he served as assistant line coach with the NY Giants. Bricknell was part of the Giant's coaching staff that led the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XLVI. Being part of the Steeler tradition is "really a dream come true," said Bricknell last week.