Kevin Greene Appears Interested In Possibly Coaching The Steelers OLBs


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 @sackmaster91.

UPDATE:

  • Gizmosteel

    I like it! Pay the man.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Great prediction on the Terrible Podcast Dave!

    Is there any limit to the number of coaches a team can carry?

  • Tedium cha

    I think porter has been given plenty of opportunity and has not lived up to it. I know Harrison is ageless, but our best olb is a 38 year old veteran who developed well before porter got here. Jones has been a bust. Moats is invisible. Chickillo was a long shot anyway. Dupree is the only semi success story and really he has only played half this season. I say give the reigns to someone else to coach. It’s not a head coaching position so some fluidity is ok.

  • jujudoublestuff

    Think he would be an upgrade as much as I like Peezy.

  • will

    Talk about sharks in the water!!! It is not even 24 hours since Peezy’s incident. Wow!!! Some folks are just brutal!!!

  • Jason Ader

    Yes please!

  • will

    May it be done unto you as you do to others!

  • Steel B

    I love Peezy and hope he doesn’t lose his job, but if he does KG would be an awesome replacement.

  • Frank Nitti

    Greene also retweeted this article a few minutes ago. He’s definitely interested.

  • Carlos

    Can’t go wrong here, another experienced HOF coach on the staff? Yes please

  • Carlos

    Honestly Porter hasn’t been given much to work with, Worilds retires … Chick and Moats are ok backups with roles on STs, Jarvis wasn’t a fit for scheme from day one … hard to point out Porter.

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Props to Dave Bryan who called this one in his podcast. Beforehand.

  • pittfan

    Give the man a game hat!

  • Michael

    Sometimes I think of Dave Bryan as the Oracle in th’t Keanu Reeves Matrix movie. If so, is Alex Kozora the Key Master?

  • Michael

    When Sir Joey finally has time to reflect his gargantuan mistake, he’d realize how rare and great opportunity he was afforded.

  • Michael

    It ain’t the money, it’s the rare opp post retirement one gets to indulge in something rare and worthwhile; lightning in a bottle of an opportunity — I’m certain KG tired of golfing by now.

  • Steelers12

    Joey made a mistake, he deserves second chance

  • xXWARisHELLXx

    I mean, you wouldn’t bring him in now would you? Even as an interim coach. It would be next season if anything right?

  • 20Stoney

    I have no problem with Greene the coach. He did a nice job in Green Bay from what I know….But politicing for a guy who hasn’t even been fired yet’s job on twitter I find a little out of line. I’m sure the Steelers know he’s available without doing that.

  • Jason

    Certainly it would be next season depending on how the situation with Joey plays out.

  • steelmann58

    Greene would make a nice addition

  • pittsburghjoe

    Next man up. The standard is the standard.

  • pittsburghjoe

    The contract needs a “Southside Indemnity Clause”. Both parties will be held harmless for all biting, kicking, punching, screaming, resisting, gouging, grabing, slamming, smoking, wrecking, left of centering, dining and dashing, undertipping, making it rain, etc.

  • Sam Clonch

    Wow. I still don’t think Joey deserves to get fired, but that’s cool too!!!

  • LucasY59

    I would imagine the only limit would be how much the Owners want to pay their staff

  • TrappenWeisseGuy ;

    Best news I’ve heard all day. Mr Rooney, make it happen.

  • PaeperCup

    That was quick.

  • See, this is not personal this about hurting and helping this team, it would have never happened if Joey did’nt put himself in this position.
    THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS! these young men need leadership by example! This is not the off season- he made a critically bad choice, you have to pay for decisions we make. Next man up- come on KG.

  • PaeperCup

    Dupree’s dreads are gonna be blonde when Greene is done with him.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Joey needs an attitude adjustment. He should keep his job after having to serve a ten year internship in Cleveland.

  • LucasY59

    if there is a problem with it, its Porter’s own fault, he doesn’t get in trouble the job is still his…

    however I don’t think it was all that safe since the beginning of the season was pretty terrible for OLBs the NFL is pretty cutthroat and all it takes is one slip up (guys are replaced all the time, on rosters, coaching staff etc)

    this is the time of the yr/season where there is the most coaching changes, so that part of it makes a move less surprising as well (usually a team waits until they are done playing, but again Joey kinda forced their hand in this situation)

    one last thing is that its still Peezy’s job right now, they put him on leave and IF he is cleared there is a good chance he remains the coach (IMO Tomlin would prefer it this way) Greene only made a mention of being willing IF NEEDED…

  • pittsburghjoe

    Why is he an upgrade? What are his coaching talents?

  • LucasY59

    I dont think its all that out of line, most of the twitter stuff is in response to what people are saying about him (from what I see he didnt send out a post himself just retweets and replies) even the one posted in this article says “If My Steelers need me, I’m there. I hope they know that.” which is basically what your last sentence implies

  • steelersfan

    Obviously growing up watching porter makes me a supporter…I hope he gets his issues sorted out. That being said if we were to part ways (while sad) I would love this as replacement

  • CP72

    You think Dave is an elderly women baking cookies while smoking cigarettes?

  • Yeah!

  • Tom Jackson

    Absolutely and at the end of the day nobody is screaming let him go because of his work but that behavior is just unacceptable for a coach. Not to mention that he already has at least one other late night blunder like this with that whole Levi Brown thing back in the day.

    Can’t shake this behavior so no real options for us here sadly. I liked him as a coach but I certainly would be very pumped about Kevin Greene as well. Hopefully Mike gives him a call in the offseason considering his pretty clear interest.

  • Gizmosteel

    Players will want it too. Next thing you know we’ll have anarchy, world collapse, dogs and cats living together!

  • WilliamSekinger

    OMG! Yes please! I mean I don’t have a man crush or anything, but Kevin Green on our sidelines? Are you kidding me?

  • SubSuper Dave!

    Didn’t he coach Greenbay linebackers when they beat us in the Super Bowl?

  • Kevin artis

    Grab Gregg Lloyd also. Hire “Quiver and Quake”.

  • jujudoublestuff

    Well, he did coach the LBs in GB that just happen to beat us in the SB. Ask Clay Matthews about his coaching talents.He got to the QB far more than Porter did in his career, so I’m sure he knows a little something about getting to the QB. Stepped away from the game to be with his family. Class act.

  • Brendon Glad

    He’d probably be a good choice if that happens. He not only got his 3 years as OLB here, but a few more in the same system at Car…so he should be well-versed in the nuances.

  • Steeler Nation

    Neither has WR coach Richard Mann and look what he did what he was given!! Don’t talk to me about hard to point out Porter! Its arrested… with history and he acts like this! Good bye porter gezzzz he a grown man act like it. Yeah sure there has been times I wanna drop a guy or two…but I can’t cause if I do I lose my job and I ain’t no one special!

  • stan

    I don’t agree with that at all. Two first round picks, one 2nd round pick and several more late round picks is more than most position coaches can hope for. I’m sure they didn’t draft Jones and DuPree without Joey’s input. I’d say he’s pretty clearly our lowest-performing position coach when you consider the amount of money/ draft picks at a position versus performance.

  • steelchambers

    Oh my hell. Sign him now. He coached the super winning Packers LBs in super bowl 45. I have wanted to have him coach our Steelers since that season. Not just bc of what he did there, his 160 sacks are 3rd all time. I heard he was giving pointers to Steelers LBs last summer. I for one want this man to coach the Steelers LBs. Shape Dupree into a bigger, faster version of Deebo, make him scary good.

  • This is only Porters 2nd year as the OLB coach, and 3rd year with the team as a coach, he was only a defensive assistant with the team his first year.

    He hasn’t had much talent in his room, similar situation to Coach Lake the past few years.

    You can shine a turd all you want, at the end of the day it’s still a turd. And that’s what Lake was doing until this year when he got real talent, and besides Dupree, thats what Porter has been doing.

  • steelchambers

    No there isn’t. They can have an assistant for the towel boy if they want. But why does that matter? If Joey Porter gets let go, as I am assuming that might happen, then there will be a vacancy, hence Kevin Greene

  • I feel the same way. I like Porter, his energy is second to none. I do think the charges against him are pretty extreme for the story the cop wrote, but at this point it is what it is.

    I like Kevin Greene, another HoF player on this coaching staff can’t hurt. Greene developed Clay Mathews pretty well early on but I think he has plateaued the past few years and in my opinion is now over rated.

    I don’t know if we will see much of an improvement from other guys though because there is a lack of talent in that OLB room, plain and simple.

    I look for Colbert and Co to draft edge rushers early and often in April.

  • steelchambers

    I agree with you. And yes I believe that Greene has the “coaching talents” to help the Steelers LBs out. He was already doing it for free last summer. Chick said he took some tips from Greene, and supposedly it helped his game, supposedly, but honestly I haven’t seen a reason to keep Chick.

  • Work Toward

    Based upon other teams before Porter the Steelers carried the smallest coaching staff….

  • Frank Cordaro

    I love J. Peezy and if things don’t work out K. Greene would be a great replacement….get it done if possible, period

  • Work Toward

    I hope all works well for Joey: meanwhile Kevin should be at Steelers practice tonight.

  • Mrs Bighead

    Do it.

  • RickM

    Either way it works out is fine by me. I believe in second, but not third, chances even for coaches, dependent on the issue. But if the Steelers feel it is better to sever ties with Joey, it’s great we have such a capable replacement in the wings.

  • Jason Vancil

    Whether it is a realistic possibility or not we’ll see, but it shows again just what a dedicated dude he is/was to the Steelers. Noll should’ve drafted him back in 1985.

  • Matt Manzo

    This does make me feel better about the Porter situation.

  • alevin16

    And NOT draft Darryl Sims, Liffort Hobley and Dan Turk??? Are you crazy ;D

  • alevin16

    you know the Constitution has rules against cruel and unusual punishment

  • Paddy

    Keep Porter, fire the special teams guy whoever that is

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I like Joey. I like his intensity. I like his swagg. I rather have Joey. No disrespect to Kevin Greene.

  • Big White

    KABOOOM!!!!!!!! Crisis officially over.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Was just curious. Ray Horton available too; I thought he was a good coach but not sure how he would fit in.

  • Big White

    too good.

  • Vic

    How about Greg Lloyd?

  • Tracy L Trent

    Please let this happen…….its an upgrade…….those who think thats about race can just STFU…Kevin greene would be an awesome coach and he personally enjoyed his playing time in the Burgh the most….he said so at his Hall of Fame Induction…..160 career sacks as a 3-4 outside linebacker….that would be 2 hall of famers on our coaching staff..Munchak and Greene…..maybe this is a blessing in disguise……..no offense to Porter at all but I think Green will be better….I mean, how well are our outside line backers doing the past few years?..jarvis jones hasnt panned out and he was a beast in college…#1` pick….bud dupree is starting to perform very well…well harrison…he doesnt need coached up……if he will come to the Burgh i wouldn’t waste any time signing Kevin Greene….ima prayin

  • Tracy L Trent

    One other thing…I read that Porter was charged with Aggravated assault….then i read there weren’t any felonies….I’m sorry but Aggravated assault is a serious felony…..anyone know exactly what his charges were from the incident?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Initial charges were aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terroristic threats. The last charge was dropped. Don’t know latest status but this is from the Pittsburgh Police public statement that has been circulating around.

  • Dwayne Ferguson

    I say YES please.

  • Tracy L Trent

    aggravated assault is a felony simple assault a misdemeanor
    its pretty serious if true

  • Tracy L Trent

    Felons are brutal

  • MC

    Take him!!!! Got nothing against Porter but Greene is a superior coach for the reasons you mentioned.

    I even remember him telling Clay it was his time to make a play right before the mendenhall fumble, would love him on our sidelines.

  • Big White

    Ok here’s what i got. He resigned from Green Bay to spend more time with his kids. Stating that he would love to come back after his kids are out of school. His son just graduated last year and his daughter is 16.

    My guess is that Pittsburgh presents a love too great to pass up and by the looks of his tweets perhaps the family agrees.

  • Jimbo

    That would work. Still bummed J Peezy is going out like this. He was a great warrior for this team. One drunken moment is not the worst thing a guy can do.

  • Big White

    moment(s)

  • MC

    Exactly, he coached GB backers to the SB and as a player he is third in all time sacks.

  • jasper04

    I have liked Joey, but too many off field issues never mind what happened on the field in the Cincy playoff game. IMO I didn’t see a problem with his coaching. He is on a leave, and we NEED a OLB coach for the playoffs. Bring green in NOW. Sort the rest out later!!

  • Kick

    Didn’t KG have 3x the production JP had as a Pro?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    The police officers report looks bad; but there were witnesses; I think players were with him – but that is just a guess on my part – whomever was with him sound like they were trying to calm the situation down in any case. We will learn more in the coming days/weeks. I’m sure videos will start appearing.

  • gentry_gee

    Get him in there!

  • Zarbor

    Hire that man. Joey you might have cost yourself a job.

  • jasper04

    Can’t tell players to toe the line, and let coaches slide. HATE what happened, but it did. Loved what he did on the field as a player and coach. Have to deal with the here and now!

  • Walt Dongo

    Pink Floyd – The show must go on

  • westcoasteeler

    I love that he tweeted his availability to @Steelersdepot!

  • Jones

    And while we’re at it, what did that Vince Lombardi guy ever do, anyway?

  • Scott N.

    “I do think the charges against him are pretty extreme for the story the cop wrote…”

    You know, I was feeling the same. After I read the report, I was like “Is that all?”. The list of charges made it sound like he tackled the cop. Don’t get me wrong, I fully support our police officers, but the write up just didn’t come across as that big of a deal. Maybe it’s just me.

  • dany

    If he does I bet Chikillo suddenly explodes this postseason

  • John Pennington

    Sign Greene now and this will show the team that the steelers are know longer playing games with players coaches or who ever.If you cant take of yourself you dont deserve to be here.I like Peezy but to something like this during a playoff run lost a lot of respect for him.What a way to hurt the team and the players you were teaching.Time to move on and send a message.If the steelers want to do it right hire Gregg Lloyd also and go the draft with these men defense will get on the track and become Mean Again.

  • Steve Johnson

    I agree, Jarvis Jones is a BUST, I’m not blaming Joey Porter for the lack of talent at the OLB Position, that clearly falls on Colbert, Tomlin and the Scouts. Just like with the DB’s last year, the Front Office needs to fix it come April. However, JP has been given numerous opportunities to clean his act up dating back to when he was a player there in Pittsburgh. His actions at a time when the Steelers need his leadership the most, it’s inexcusable. If the Steelers say adios, so be it.

  • MintDragon

    When he was being interviewed around the ring ceremony time, he mentioned in several of them that he is thinking about getting back into coaching. I thought back then that he would be a perfect fit, but we had Coach Peezy.

    Well, he has my vote!

  • Rocksolid20

    Agree , I like Pezzzy , he has always been Black and Gold

  • Rocksolid20

    Bryant got in trouble and may keep his job , Bell got in trouble and kept his job , Ben got in trouble and kept his job . Why not Pezzzy ?

  • Rocksolid20

    Yes , ask Bryant and Bell

  • LabRat0116

    BEST Episode of Pros Vs Joes… EVER !! Can you take a hit from Kevin Greene ?

  • LabRat0116

    The Rooney’s are Billionaires.

    They’d be foolish to not bring Kevin Greene back in some capacity !

  • Dionyus

    ”GREG LOYD” anyone?

  • Bobby hains

    Imagine 4 james harrisons type of linebackers playing for the steelers for years to come ..imagine the intensity!!!!

  • FATCAT716

    At our current draft position it will be hard to do really. At this point it will be like drafting a 2nd round linebacker at best. And when you draft that late at a position that every team in the league needs it’s hard to find that guy. Years ago the Steelers were able to steal those tweeners to small to play DE & convert them into LB’s but then not many teams were using the 34 defense & with all these systems running hybrid defenses good luck that

  • FATCAT716

    He’s a coach… When he was playing he also got in trouble and kept his job

  • John

    Classic exchange between Jerry Lewis and Stanley Kubrick (picture that) in a film editing room (“the cutting room”). Said Lewis, “You cannot polish a turd.” To which Kubrick replied, “You can if you freeze it.” Bear in mind Jerry said he coined the phrase…

  • Shane Mitchell

    He is lobbying hard for the job on twitter.

  • he would lol

  • For his disposition?

  • boy, that escalated quickly

  • That would be Danny Smith

  • What exactly is biblical about this

  • That fact that KG coached up Clay Mathews is significant in terms of getting to the quarterback. We’ll leave the light on for him.

  • Well that’s why they should double or triple dip early. The more guys you have, the better odds of hitting on one.

    Going into this years draft ROLB is the only position lacking a good starter. Sure they need depth in a few places too, but this team is a good edge rusher away from a domiant defense.

  • John Pennington

    We can lonely hope time to bring the Mean back to the Burgh.Still need to bring in some hard hitting dbs and safties who can tackle then the steelers will be on their way.Put in the same hard work you put into building the offense now put that same hard work in building the defense.Dbs and safties who hit hard can tackle with the lbs this team will win for years.

  • FATCAT716

    I agree, I was thinking this maybe the year where moving up would be a good idea

  • steelburg

    I agree I was calling for Lakes head and everyone kept saying he hasn’t been given much talent and they all were right and I was completely wrong they gave him a couple of high round picks and a guy who was cut in Cockrell and he has turned that group around. So I think the same applies to Porter. But this is back to back years he has made headlines in the post season first the Bengals incident and now this. The Rooney family are fair people and I see them trying to get Porter’s life back on track and turned around from this incident. So I expect they will give him one last chance but If they moved on and brought in Green I definitely wouldn’t be upset about it I think both guys Green and Porter are fully capable of leading this OLB group into the future.

  • WreckIess

    This is pretty similar to the Carnell Lake situation. They’ve paid more attention to the OLB positions than the DBs, but the guy just hasn’t been given much talent to work with. Harrison was a finished product before he got here, Jarvis sucks, Moats is a back-up, and Chick is still a young guy. That just leaves Dupree and honestly he’s slowly, but surely been coming into his own as the season goes.

    I think it’s just a matter of giving coaches young talent to work with rather than guys who have already been maxed out.

  • Donte Williams

    you sound like some of the fans that were calling for Lakes job cause our CBs were not doing good but look what he was working with and look when he got talent how that CB group is doing, porter as carlos has mentioned below what talent has he had at OLB to even scratch the surface?

  • Donte Williams

    took the words right out of my mouth i just posted similar notes right after yours

  • That’s true, with less needs a trade up is certainly possible, good point. They hardly ever trade out of their early picks so I hadn’t even considered that.

  • thomas hmmmm

    Sorry but that is a foolish statement saying that good OLB’s cant be found after the first ten or fifteen picks. You can go through the league and find a bunch of good OLB’s drafted after the first 15 picks.
    Also if the steelers would have drafted OLB in the second round of the 2015 draft then this wouldnt even be an issue. That was an extremely deep draft for OLB talent with several instant impact OLBs taken after the first.

  • steelburg

    I work in the criminal justice system and I have seen numerous insistence where if a cop feels like you are giving them a hard time they will try and put as many charges on you as possible. Even if some charges may be kind of stretching it they will put them on the charges list and let the state attorney office sort them out.

  • Donte Williams

    hold on this is the first time i have heard Porters name in the news outside of the football life since he was a coach? he got shot in the buttocks in Denver during off season while he was a player he went to CSU so he was back out there and you calling for his head for 2 incidents under his belt 1 as a player which he was the victim and the second as a coach? did you call for us to trade ben to the rams for their #1 pick back when he got back to back R alligations? did you call for us to let Bell go for a #1 pick after he got suspended this past summer? CA’MON man lets see what the actual story is then go from there i dont see Steelers letting him go this soon but i do see the Rooneys putting a stamp on things like one more off the field incident you are outta here

  • WreckIess

    Not really. There’s plenty of OLB talent in this draft. A lot of projected 1st round guys will fall into the 2nd. The doesn’t make them 2nd round caliber guy, it just means that other teams has bigger needs than OLBs.

    Just off top, I can name a few guys that could be there when we pick towards the end of the round. Takk McKinley, Charles Harris, Carl Lawson(not a big fan of his, but he’s still an option), and Anderson from Bama are all guys I can see being there when we pick maybe even Landry if he chooses to enter the draft. I think if there’s any year to need an edge rusher it’s this year.

  • steelburg

    I agree he does. I was one of those guys and I was completely wrong. It definitely has a lot to do with the talent pool he is trying to develop.

  • thomas hmmmm

    I like Porter, I like KG also but I don’t think Porter should be fired unless he beat the cop up.. Seeing how Porter did not get shot I highly doubt he did anything to the cop except maybe yank away from being cuffed.

    Porter is the only one on D that has the Steelers Standard of fire and take no BS attitude that the D has lacked for several years.

    KG we all know what he is and none of us can really say with certainty that he would be a better coach but we all know he doesn’t have that “I will fight with my brothers no matter the odds” attitude followed by action that players can see and follow.. I think this is vital for the young D at this moment. Porter is a front line Captain leading his men with actions instead of being in the back barking orders.

  • Yea, we all know to be on our best behavior we getting pulled over. If you give the cop lip, you go from just a single ticket to get multiple tickets. And they let the judge figure out in traffic court.

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    Agreed for the same reasons you mentioned but if the charges are too serious I would love for then to get Greene or Lloyd for that matter

  • Donte Williams

    but then we wouldnt have Davis? which was a more needing position Safety or OLB?

  • Dorian James

    Hell yeah, hire him today, then you can talk about it on tomorrow’s podcast

  • steelburg

    That’s typically how it works and Porter isn’t the type of guy to keep his mouth closed. You can tell he was a football guy who lived and loved it 24-7 he just can’t cut the switch off which may be a issue for him of he doesn’t figure it out.

  • Hypo Cycloid

    And his daughter doesn’t play football.

  • MDPensFan

    I’d love to see Greene back in the fold, but it’s a bit unseemly to jockey for the spot while Porter is still on staff and going through his issues.

  • Big White

    You never know with Kevin Greene, she might be a nasty DT!!

  • Jim Foles

    How many more first round olb’s will joey get to groom before he is replaced? now may be the time. Greene may be a better coach than Joey.. Joey has the cheerleading down as Bradshaw would say.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    I don’t think it will be too serious, but I don’t think it will be taken lightly.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    jarvis was here before joey was. not joeys fault jarvis is an average olb in a 3-4 at best.
    moats is a solid backup, but was a 6 round pick by buffalo.
    anthony chickillo is a decent olb but is a 6th round pick for us.
    deebo is 38. peezy isnt going to teach him much.
    dupree was the only first round pick. and he had no college coach for his position.

    dupree’s injury sidelined him most of the year. so joey’s influence was evident until latter part of the year.

    so tell me. how much has he had to work with?

  • Michael Mosgrove

    great players dont always make great coaches.

  • unfurious

    He knew exactly when to shut is down during the Cinci game last year although I’m guessing the Rooney’s don’t spring for Irish Gaterade on the sidelines or it might have gone differently. I’m actually not ready to come down on Porter though. Even if they do let him go. While atrocious behavior is fairly rampant in the NFL, so are recording devices. If the same coverage of individual players and coaches were available in the 70’s, the NFL would have been banned.

  • SouthernSteel

    KG seems to know what’s going on…think it would be a good idea to bring him for at least this week to help out..if he can…until Porter comes back

  • Jim Foles

    There all here…. So all of them..

  • Jim Foles

    Be nice… A Safety.

  • Jim Foles

    How are the OLB’s now at GB since Greene left?

  • WB Tarleton

    ^Bingo. I would call it scummy.

    It’s like stepping over the body of the guy who just had a heart attack at work to get to the boss’s office and ask for his job.

    Let the body cool.

  • Michael Horne

    well said I totally agree with you…….

  • WB Tarleton

    lol Enough of the Lloyd talk. Believe it or not, it takes much more than being an ex player with a fiery personality to be an NFL coach.

    And I find it funny that in order to replace a guy who got into an altercation at a bar, people are recommending that we hire a guy who (allegedly) stuck a gun into his kid’s mouth because he got bad grades and a year later put a gun to his wife’s head.

    I loved Lloyd as a player but considering him for a coaching position is absolutely absurd.

  • thomas hmmmm

    The 2015 draft class starts with Dupree then Golson. You are thinking of the 2016 draft class with Burns and Davis.

  • Jim Foles

    Greene Fulltime

  • LucasY59

    if the talent is good enough to get a 2nd chance, if it isnt they move on

    the OLBs havent become great pass rushers under Porter’s guidance so there is a chance they would move on from him even if he wasnt in trouble

  • WB Tarleton

    Yeah? So? Your point was about first rounders. That makes two. One of whom is coming around very nicely.

    The other was drafted with Butler as LB coach and coached by him for two years. Does that mean Butler sucks?

    Cherry picking a first rounder and blaming the coach is silly. Even first rounders do not work out sometimes.

  • Jeff Burton

    Not the classiest move to make. If Kevin Greene loved the Steelers so much how come he took the money and ran, back in the day? I’m sure he would have some good technique ideas but I’m still hoping Coach Peezy didn’t do anything as bad as has been made out. And if we need a replacement I’m all for COACH DEEBO when he decides to retire!!! He’s a master of technique and power moves.

  • Jeff Burton

    His deposition?

  • Jeff Burton

    Yeah, Lloyd can teach them to drop the F-bomb during interviews and how to properly point a hand gun at your wife’s head. He’d be a great improvement.

  • Jeff Burton

    He hasn’t had off field issues as a coach, had few as a player and what he did during the Bengals game was a World Class Psych-out. He knew the Bungles would do something stupid if he walked on the field and they did. Joey has always been a great team guy. Greene took the money and ran when he was a player and is stabbing another guy in the back to get the job. Not the best example to set, either.

  • Rotten Sircus

    I can’t think of a better person for the job !!!

  • I have heard that Keith Butler will be handling the LBs along with the rest of the defense.

  • diamondback13

    and if you Google/Bing search on “Officer Paul Abel”, you’ll find some of his history as well… Not exactly a “White Knight”.

  • pittfan

    LTBC?!?
    Haha

  • LucasY59

    until they get the Porter situation figured out, but the final outcome could be that they are looking for another OLB coach

  • LucasY59

    dont think James would be interested, and Greene was only replying what others had posted on Twitter, so I dont really consider that campaigning to take someones job

  • LucasY59

    highly doubtful, Im not saying that he wouldnt be able to help at all, but I dont think a guy coming in with less than a weeks notice is going to be able to get on the same page as everyone else, IF they make a coaching change it is likely after the season is over, until then Butler (and Olsavsky) will do what is needed to fill in for whatever Porter did

  • SilverSteel

    Why do you think James would not be interested?

  • I’ll take your word for it. I’m over the Porter thing now. Tomlin says he’s out on leave and wouldn’t speculate on how long it will be. Bulter will coach the OLBs for the time being and he coached them along with the ILBs for more than a decade here.

  • gdeuce

    Greene didn’t take the money and run, the Steelers wanted to play Jason Gildon and Greene didn’t want to be a backup

  • Michael Pennant

    Sign him up.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Love me some J Peezy. If they keep him on staff I’m fine with it. If they don’t KG would be a great addition.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Late nite blunders as a player, IMHO, are not to be counted against you later as a coach though I would be hard pressed to bring Pacman on as it seems to be an annual thing. Sometimes teams will bring in their own problem children to give them some stability if they feel compelled to…Peezy was a major contributor for a team that brought a Lombardi to the Southside. Not justifying this just an observation though.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    Nice work! I’m a big supporter of the men in blue but……Holy Shiite! False reports, DUI, assault and he shot someone off duty. Stay tuned.

  • Nolrog

    It’s amazing how Carnell Lake all of a sudden became a great secondary coach once he was given some talent to work with. Before that, people couldn’t wait to get rid of him. The same goes for Porter. AS you said, Carlos, not much to work with.

  • LucasY59

    I think he will want to take some time off to be with his family (that is what has made him contemplate retiring previously)

  • Jim Foles

    Why can’t you have two OLB coaches for a month

  • John Mazza

    See how it comes out in the wash with Porter. i love the guy. but yeah. i think greene would be awesome here if porter is let go.

    I think porter is like Lake in the fact that he hasnt had a ton to work with. they put some money and picks at the DB position and hes money now. Either way Id like to see porter and greene in camp helping out regardless

  • Andrew

    Not that the Rooney’s are close to the poor house, but Forbe’s list their net worth at $500 million.

    Remember they weren’t billionaires that bought a team, they paid a $2,500 team fee to start it 85 years ago and have made their money from the NFL, not like Paul Allen, Dan Snyder, Stan Kroenke, etc.

  • Bryan Ischo

    How do these people stay in the force. You’d think that the police would want to clean out their own ranks so that the good ones don’t get tainted by the bad.

  • We’ll have to wait and see.

  • SeventhHeavan

    Wow, tough decision for the Steelers brass. Do you let Porter go and sign Greene whom by the way would be the perfect man for this position. Not to mention, he has successful experience already coaching up Clay Matthews and the rest of the linebackers in Green Bay for a few years. Didn’t KG win a super bowl against us in 2010?? When indeed it was Matthews who sealed the game with a fumble hit on Mendenhall.

    Or do you keep Porter and most likely be on probation due to his idiotic actions??

    Tough Tough Tough…

  • dennisdoubleday

    I’m more concerned about what’s happening THIS WEEK. Is Olsavsky coaching them all during Porter’s LOA?

  • BJ

    The Steelers are a classy organization. To hire someone when JP hasn’t gone through the due process of law would be classless. They’ve done enough to place him on leave for now to keep him being as much a distraction. Introducing a new coach at this stage of the season would not really add much to any of the OLBs. Keep Joey away from the team until his hearing, and see what happens. We can hire KG in the offseason.

  • colingrant

    The south side has altered the careers of a few college and professional athletes. It’s too conveniently close to the practice facilities of both Pitt and the Steelers, but nothing can be done about that except self discipline.

  • PA2AK_

    Can he coach ST?

  • Bruce

    I would love to see Green come in and coach the LB’s for Pittsburgh, i like Porter but Green is a better coach!

  • Phil Brenneman II

    Greene was a bit before I was a super fan and I was a big Porter fan so as cool as it would be to see a great Steelers HOF’er into coach, I am not ready to write Porter off. Now if he is guilty of all things reported, I certainly wouldn’t blame the Steelers for moving on, I am just not going to jump at the first awesome reason to remove Porter.

    I think the other interesting thing here is, I wonder how good of a fit Greene would be on an emotional level. I don’t know a ton about how he is, but I feel like Porter is the perfect fit in that regard for our defense. So would be interesting to learn about that dynamic. Not something we could ever really know but I would bet in a popularity contest of coaches Porter is probably pretty high up the list for our squad.

  • Petherson Silveira

    I would like this move.

  • Dshoff

    The Steelers need to seriously get Greene. Call Porter OLB coach, Olsavsky ILB coach, and Greene overall LB coach, or something like that. Who cares what we call him, he could REALLY help the pass rush of our OLBs.

  • NinjaMountie

    Greene is awesome in every way…as a player and a coach.

  • NinjaMountie

    I love Kevin Greene…always did. If he were available, AND we had a vacancy, I think he would be an outstanding hire.
    I’ve also wondered about JH, though I agree with Lucas that if he isn’t playing he’ll take a step away for family. However, he’s an unknown. Doing well doesn’t always translate into being able to teach well. If nothing else, he’d make an awesome strength and conditioning coach and he probably wouldn’t have to travel in that position if he didn’t want to.

  • connfyoozed .

    Keith Butler apparently is going to coach the outside backers in addition to his duties as the overall defensive coordinator.

  • Gautama Om

    Think before you speak or maybe do some light research.

  • LK McCray

    REALLY????? I never would have guessed!

  • LK McCray

    You would think so……

  • Jeff Burton

    He has plenty of time with his family, now. I’m FB friends with him and he’s always posting stuff about his kids. He loves taking them to the game. James would be a great coach. And if you jump on another’s misfortune whether it is from stupidity or not, it’s still not high class. I do think it was honest of him to put it out on social media but not the most subtle move. I’m sure the tight-lipped Steelers ship would feel the same way. They don’t like their dirty laundry being aired in public.

  • Jeff Burton

    Maybe so, but there was talk that entire season that they weren’t making progress on the contract talks.

  • Jeff Burton

    James is a very technically proficient linebacker. He has strength but has never been a straight bull rusher, like say, LaMarr Woodley. James is also one of my FB freinds so I get to see how he is with his kids. He is very mature now, doesn’t go out to clubs and is ALREADY in a big leadership position with the young linebackers. They flock to him to train and since he’s been in the starting lineup it’s been night and day. I have no doubt James would be an excellent coach. And as I said below, he posts stuff about his kids, all the time, now. He spends ALL his spare time with them. They love being part of what he does with the team. And James has been a life-long Steeler. I don’t count when the idiots in the front office forced him out for the Jarvis Jones debacle. If I had a choice between Kevin or James it would be James all the way, nothing against Keven, other than what I said above

  • Steve Johnson

    Yes, you’re absolutely right. But how many times in years past have the Steelers bypass DB’s thinking they could draft that player in the 2nd Rd? Most people thought Artie Burns was a 2nd Rd player at best. If they see an OLB they feel as though will help their squad, trying to wait until the 2nd Rd, the player will more than likely be gone.