Steelers Six From Around The Web – Monday January 11th
Omar Khan, one of the Steelers top executives, will interview for the general manager\’s job with the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow. Khan spent the past nine seasons as the Steelers chief negotiator and is their lead salary cap monitor.
Mike Tomlin interviewed Bobby April yesterday for the open special teams job on the Steelers roster. April had the same job with the Steelers in 1994 and 1995. He is a top canidate to replace Bob Ligashesky.
Panthers quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer has been offered the offensive coordinator job at the University of Virginia. If he does not accept that job, he could become the Steelers next quarterback coach and offensive coordinator in waiting. Scherer is a close friend of Mike Tomlin and is the cousin of Pittsburgh director of football operations Kevin Colbert.
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Former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010 for the second consecutive year. Let us hope the voters wise up and get him in this year.
Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games played on January 3, the NFL announced this past Wednesday. Wallace had two receptions for 64 yards, including one 54-yard touchdown, in the Steelers\’ 30-24 win over the Miami Dolphins.
Eagles General Manager Tom Heckert could be named Browns GM as early as today, a league source said Sunday. It is not yet known if Heckert or new president Mike Holmgren would have final say in Cleveland.