Report: Steelers Could Be Looking At Richard Mann To Be Next Wide Receivers Coach

Pete Roussel of reports on Twitter Tuesday that veteran NFL assistant coach Richard Mann could wind up being the new wide receivers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mann, a native of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, last coached wide receivers with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was let go following the 2009 season. Prior to joining the Buccaneers staff in 2002, he coached the wide receivers with the Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and the old Baltimore Colts.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has a connection with Mann dating back to their time together in Tampa, where Tomlin was the defensive backs coach.

The Steelers have the open spot on their coaching staff because Scottie Montgomery left to return to his alma mater of Duke University late last week.

  • steeltown

    This would be a good move. This guy was widely regarded as one of the top WR coaches in the league at one point, for attention to detail and being a coach who always stresses proper technique.

  • SteelersDepot

    The aforementioned Richard Mann is believed to be 65 years old. Stickler for detail and technique.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    Can someone tell me who over the years the guy has coached?

  • steeltown

    Not sure of them all… Redskins, Buccaneers, Ravens, the Baltimore Colts.. and others

    Found it: Mann has served on staffs for the Colts (1982-84), Cleveland Browns (1985-93), New York Jets (1994-96), Baltimore Ravens (1997-98) and Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000), in addition to his one season with the Redskins.

    He was with Cleveland while the Browns were very good, from ’85-’89

  • SteelersDepot

    Mann has had the opportunity to coach some of the game’s top receivers, including Tim Brown, Mark Clayton, Joey Galloway, Ike Hilliard, Keyshawn Johnson, Keenan McCardell, Rob Moore, Andre Rison, Webster Slaughter and Pro Football Hall of Fame TE Ozzie Newsome to name a few.

  • zyzak

    As long as he doesn’t have a drinking problem

  • dgh57

    A stickler for detail and technique is what this team needs!! His age at first concerned me but if he works until the same age as Coach LeBeau I’m OK with it.