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The Pittsburgh Steelers continued to revamp their coaching staff on Friday. Per Mark Kaboly and Dan Duggan of The Athletic, the Steelers add Chris Morgan to their staff as assistant offensive line coach.
As often happens when new head coaches are brought in, Falcons’ Arthur Smith chose not to retain several coaches, including Morgan. Morgan also interviewed twice with the New York Giants for their offensive line coach position.
Morgan has a dozen years of O-line coaching experience. He served with the Falcons from 2015 to 2020, where his line helped block Matt Ryan’s way to franchise and career-highs in yards (4,944) and touchdowns (38). Morgan was also instrumental in the continued development of Pro Bowlers center Alex Mack and tackle Jake Matthews. In 2018, in addition to coaching the O-line, he was run game coordinator.
He first entered the NFL as assistant O-line coach with the Oakland Raiders in 2009 and spent time with the Washington Football Team (2011-2013) and the Seattle Seahawks (2014).
In various seasons, under Morgan’s direction, his lines, quarterbacks and running backs were in the top 10 in a number of categories, including big plays, pass attempts, fewest sacks allowed, rush yards, average yards per carry and explosive running plays.
Morgan will coach under newly-promoted offensive line coach Adrian Klemm.
Expect the Steelers to round out their hires with defensive backs and tight ends coaches some time this month.
Steelers are hiring former Falcons OL coach Chris Morgan as assistant OL coach per @DDuggan21 and me. Morgan interviewed with the Giants as well Morgan has 12 years experience — 6 as an assistant OL coach and 6 as OL coach.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) February 5, 2021