The Pittsburgh Steelers placed linebackers coach Joey Porter on leave Monday following his Sunday night incident at a bar on the Southside that resulted in him being arrested and it’s unclear at this point when and if he’ll ultimately be reinstated.
With Porter’s coaching future with Pittsburgh now up in the air, it appears as though former Steelers linebacker and 2016 Hall of Fame Class member Kevin Greene might be interested in coaching the Pittsburgh outside linebackers should the position ultimately come open.
Greene was busy on Twitter Monday retweeting several people who suggested he should be the Steelers next outside linebackers coach and because of that, you have to think he’d have interest in doing just that.
Greene, who coached the Green Bay Packers outside linebackers from 2009–2013, decided to step away from coaching in early 2014 to reportedly spend time with his children and especially his son Gavin Greene, who at the time was attempting to sharpen his football skills while in high school. The younger Greene committed to Southern Mississippi last April.
While with the Packers, Greene helped develop several outside linebackers and that includes Clay Matthews. Matthews had 10 sacks during his 2009 rookie season and 42.5 sacks during Greene’s four seasons with the Packers. The Packers also beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in Greene’s second season as a coach.
Greene would be an obvious fit with the Steelers and ideal replacement for Porter should the organization ultimately decide to part ways with him.
You can see Greene’s Monday tweets here @.
@Steelersdepot If My Steelers need me, I’m there. I hope they know that.
— Kevin Greene (@sackmaster91) January 10, 2017