Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes his offensive line coach, Mike Munchak, deserves a second opportunity to be a head coach, reports the Houston Chronicle.
"Absolutely," Tomlin said Wednesday during a conference call with the Houston media. "I don't see anything in his resume that doesn't merit or warrant that.
"It's about what Mike wants. I think a guy who's as talented as he is and has the resume that he has (will have) choices, and the choices are his."
The Steelers (11-3) play the Texans at NRG on Christmas Day.
Munchak, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was Tennessee's head coach from 2011-2013. His records were 9-7, 6-10 and 7-9. He was fired after the 2013, season, ending a 32-year career with the Oilers/Titans organization.
When Bill O'Brien was hired by the Texans in 2014, he offered Munchak a job to coach the offensive line, but he accepted Tomlin's offer instead. It turned out to be the right decision because the Steelers are a Super Bowl contender, and the Texans are a 4-10 disappointment.
"He's been a significant addition and contributor to us," Tomlin said about Munchak. "He needs no endorsement from me. It can be displayed in a lot of ways, the development of the men, the production of the men, the fact that we have three of our offensive linemen elected to the Pro Bowl. Mike does an awesome job."