Steelers Defensive Assistant Coach Jerry Olsavsky Expected To Stay For Now

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky will be staying with the team for now.

Olsavsky, who was added to the Steelers staff in 2010, was to interview with the Buffalo Bills this past week for their open linebackers coach position. On Friday, however, the Bills annouced that Fred Pagac was hired to coach that position.

Olsavsky was drafted by the Steelers in the 10th round of the 1989 NFL Draft, and played linebacker from 1989-97. He saw action in 108 games for the Steelers, making 227 tackles, while also excelling on special teams.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Good, I like to keep our guys

  • Matt Manzo

    The second half of the season and the beginning of this offseason is action packed! So many things happening and yet it doesn’t feel like cleaning house.
    In the beginning of the year there was talk of Tomlins success coming from Cowhers leftovers and we have yet to see what Tomlins team would look like.
    Lady’s and gentlemen, this is the beginning of it. He’s got hard choices with trusted veterans, salary cap issues, replacement/player production questions and (to us) 2 losing seasons. So far I like it.
    Not expecting big things in free agency but the draft is gonna be a statement too!

  • gene mann

    the steelers will hit possible some mid tier Fa or two they can not fill every need in the draft.

  • Matt Manzo

    Oh yeah! I’m expecting/hoping we do. I’m hoping Tomlin can find another Clark or Farrior!
    Only ones on the tip of my tongue are TJ Ward, and McCluster. Any OLBs or ILBs worth kicking the tires on?

  • Iron Cadet

    Colbert already said that they will take the same approach to free agency as last year. Meaning there won’t be any big signing. We need to deal with signing our own players before we can look elsewhere

  • Luke Shabro

    I would kill for TJ Ward but I know we won’t be able to afford him. It would be awesome to get a guy like Antoine Bethea but my guess is Indy resigns him. If we don’t resign Worilds there are pretty slim pickings. Anthony Spencer but I think he might be older than Woodley and he’s no stud. Other than that, Orakpo and I doubt we could afford him either. I was hoping Victor Butler but I looked it up and he signed a two year instead of a one year with the Saints. I’m sure I’m one of the very, very few who doesn’t want to see Worilds re-signed. I think everyone is quick to forget that he was “injury prone” early on, even if I do hate that term. I really don’t think cutting Woodley is the answer. A bunch of dead money and a bunch of cap space tied up in a player (Worilds) that had one good half of a year doesn’t sound very good to me. Oh well. I’m going against the grain on this one and I’m sure I’ll lose.

  • Matt Manzo

    I agree with you about Worilds and Woodley. I think Woodley can make a comeback. I just wish we had Greg Lloyd to whip him into shape!