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🏈 Former Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has received serious interest from more than seven teams about joining their offensive staff as the offensive coordinator, according to Dianna Russini of The Athletic. There are currently eight offensive coordinator openings, so there’s a strong chance that the Steelers are one of the teams.
🏈 The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury for their offensive coordinator job on Tuesday. Kingsbury recently interviewed with the Chicago Bears, who hired Shane Waldron as offensive coordinator. Longtime NFL insider Peter King reported in an appearance on 93.7 The Fan on Tuesday that the Steelers will talk to Kingsbury as part of their offensive coordinator search.
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🏈 On what would’ve been Myron Cope’s 95th birthday, WTAE unveiled a tribute to the Terrible Towel, which was created by Cope in the WTAE building in 1975. Cope’s daughter graciously donated one of the original towels to WTAE for a display.
A special addition to our lobby here at WTAE.
Our what would’ve been Myron Cope 95th birthday, we unveiled a tribute to the Terrible Towel, which was created by Myron in our building in 1975.
Myron’s daughter graciously donated one of the original towels to us for this display. pic.twitter.com/skMhOgOBfT
— Ryan Recker (@RyanRecker) January 23, 2024
🏈 The Chiefs-Bills game on Sunday was the most-watched Divisional Round game ever, with a whopping 50.393 million viewers. Sunday’s game peaked with more than 56 million viewers (56.250).
🏈 Steelers All-Pro outside linebacker T.J. Watt presented a Super Bowl trip to army vet and Purple Heart recipient Adam Alexander, who like Watt, is a Wisconsin native. Wounded in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan, Alexander was given a 5% chance of survival after being struck in the head by sniper fire during an insurgent attack on his base stationed in province of Paktya. Part of Provincial Reconstruction Team, Alexander had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant when his service career ended due to the injuries he sustained.
Army vet SSGT Adam Alexander is living proof that those from the heartland have huge hearts! Along with @USAA and @DAVHQ, I’m honored to send a Purple Heart recipient and fellow Wisconsinite to #SuperBowlLVIII in Las Vegas #SaluteToService #ad pic.twitter.com/obMDuOgkKE
— TJ Watt (@_TJWatt) January 23, 2024
🏈 According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, interim coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan will probably not be retained because of the potential awkwardness it could create with a new coordinator. In addition, offensive line coach Pat Meyer is expected to be retained. Dulac notes that the offensive line improved in two years under Meyer, especially in the running game.
🎥 Steel City Star shared a video Bill Hillgrove’s report from Pittsburgh International Airport after the Steelers won Super Bowl XIII.
45 years ago today….
The Steelers return to Pittsburgh after winning their 3rd Super Bowl
This is worth watching just for Robin Cole’s response
Bill Hillgrove reports pic.twitter.com/o5omZn6ZLc
— Steel City Star (@steelcitystar) January 22, 2024
NEWS FROM AROUND THE SPORTS NOW NETWORK
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Kyle Dubas is giving the Pittsburgh Penguins more time to figure things out.
Pittsburgh Baseball Now: The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interested in former Mets ace Noah Syndergaard.
Pittsburgh Sports Now: Pitt basketball earned its second straight road win, beating Georgia Tech.
West Virginia Sports Now: Transfer defensive back Josh Minkins, who had committed to WVU, is going to Cincinnati instead.
Nittany Sports Now: Steelers CB Joey Porter Jr. was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team.
Pittsburgh Soccer Now: The Pittsburgh Riverhounds offseason moves tracker.