LATROBE, Pa. - The Steelers' offensive linemen have a little more of a spring in their step these days, and part of it is because of how much they are enjoying learning from new offensive line coach Mike Munchak.
Munchak, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and former head coach of the Tennessee Titans, has brought his style of line play to the unit and they are thriving from it.
Here is what some of the offensive lineman had to say about Munchak:
Center Maurkice Pouncey
"He is the man. Everybody keeps saying it, but you can't give him enough praise. The things he brings to us, brings to the game and helps us with so far is awesome. I am taking all of the coaching he has."
Tackle Marcus Gilbert
"He has been a big help and improvement in our room, showing us the style of play and what level of play we should be playing up to. We have been getting the most of him and giving him our most. We have been working together as one.
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"It's the little things he does, whether it's working on fundamentals, technique, extra work in the film room. The attitude he brings to the offensive line is a lot different than what it has been. When he talks, your ears come up and you listen to him."
Tackle/guard Kelvin Beachum
"When we were going through warm-ups I said something to (Maurkice) Pouncey and Ramon (Foster) that we have a great coach. Some of the things we do, the way he treats us, the way he takes care of us during our individual period. At the same time he works us to where we need to be.
"We have a great one and he is teaching us everything we need to know and some of the things he used to do. Some of the stories he tells are hilarious. I think we are all enjoying having somebody with such knowledge and prowess that he possessed as a player and also as a coach that he is giving to us right now."