Report: Kirby Wilson Expected To Leave Steelers For Vikings

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson did not get the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator position that he interviewed for but he reportedly now join the staff of the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Wilson, who originally came to Pittsburgh in 2007, will be hired by new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

The Vikings hired Norv Turner to be their new offensive coordinator, so perhaps Wilson will be the new running backs coach in Minnesota.

It has been rumored that Wilson was looking to leave the Steelers even though he had one year remaining on his contract. Wilson will be the second coach that Mike Tomlin will have to replace this offseason as offensive line coach Jack Bicnell Jr. was fired after the season ended. He has been replaced by former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak this past week.

  • Luke Shabro

    WTF is going on? Dispute with Mike? Dispute with Haley? Dispute with ownership? If he left for an O coordinator position I wouldn’t question it in the slightest but leaving for an equal position somewhere else with a year left on his contract? It’s not like LeVeon didn’t develop well and Dwyer did pretty good in spot duty. Everything I read was that they wanted him back. This is weird

  • CrazyTerry

    I am guessing it can’t be Tomlin who drove him away. Is it Haley? Norv Turner is an easier boss to work for than Haley. Zimmer and Tomlin look to be about the same as big bosses. He gets to work with Adrian Peterson??? Is that the draw?

  • Matt Manzo

    Only thing I can think of is they told him they’re willing to stick with Haley for a while and he probably wants a shot at OC soon?

  • JohnB

    is it me or has most of our assistant coordinators(WR,OL,RB) left since Haley came to town?

  • gene mann

    Blame Haley for everything is just plane stupid the RB before getting Bell did not Flourish.Time for a change

  • DrakePirate

    I dont think it is much of a loss, but ya it seems there was an issue there .. I’m fine with him leaving and think we can do better !

  • T R

    I know Munchak is happy. I hope Muchak can bring someone good he knows in…

  • Nolrog

    Why would Munchak bering someone new in? Wouldn’t it be Haley that brought in the new guy?

  • T R

    i mean he the line coach and he that last man in.. maybe he knows someone..

  • T R

    Out of all the last 5 assistant coaches — Wilson, Bicknell, Kugler, Montgomery, Jones, who do you think is the #Steelers worst lost?

  • WilliamSekinger

    Meh, the RBs haven’t exactly been lighting it up since Wilson came aboard. Wonder if Tomlin will replace him him another head coach (joking!) 🙂

  • WilliamSekinger

    Just a thought… Haley seems to like to push everyone pretty hard. I would imagine that you would have to be pretty confident in yourself and your coaching in order to flourish under Haley. Munchack will do well of course, but who ever the new RBs coach is better be good or Haley will run him out of town as well.

    Not only am I liking Haley’s offense, I starting to like his style as well. Get rid of the bums Haley! We need this thing turned around now, no holding back cause there is a position coach who isn’t pulling his weight.

  • 20Stoney

    Can I pick none of the above? If you make me pick one I’ll say Kugler.

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  • George Siegel

    I think it has more to do with performance. in 2012 the WRs were terrible, the RBs haven’t done much good for several years and the OL just plain has sucked.

    I was happy with what Mann has done with the receivers, I am confident that Munchak will be an improvement and hopefully a new running backs coach will be as well.

  • John A Stewart

    Who cares go already and take the conditioning coach with you.