View Full Version : Steelers to interview Danny Smith for vacant Special Teams coaching job

01-29-2013, 12:11 AM
Can't say I know that much about the guy but judging by his stats listed below, I'm not exactly doing back flips in excitement just yet...

Redskins special teams coordinator Danny Smith is expected to interview with the Pittsburgh Steelers after Washington granted him permission to do so, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/statuses/295926597872140288).

Smith, who grew up in Pittsburgh, has been Washington's special teams coach since coach Joe Gibbs returned in 2004. He has since survived two head coaching changes, garnering significant offseason interest from other teams along the way.

In Jan. 2011, he declined an offer to join Denver head coach John Fox's new staff with the Broncos, a source said at the time. Smith has long been favored by high-ranking Redskins executives, as well as his players.

Washington this season had punts blocked in each of their first two games. Players defended Smith by publicly assuming blame for breakdowns that resulted in the blocks.

The Redskins' kickoff coverage unit ranked 18th in the NFL in 2012 with an opponents' average starting field position of the 22.1-yard line. Washington's kickoff return unit ranked 26th with an average starting field position of the 20.6-yard line.

Washington's punt coverage unit ranked eighth in the NFL (8.2 yards per return), and the punt return unit ranked 17th (9.3)

Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/blog/redskins-watch/2013/jan/28/report-redskins-special-teams-coach-danny-smith-in/#ixzz2JL25CEKO
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01-29-2013, 12:35 AM
Grew up in Pittsburgh

Worked with Colbert in Detroit.

Coached Dan Marino in high school.

Another crony good ol' boy hire.

01-29-2013, 12:44 AM
I'd like to see some young gun with energy leading our Special Teams unit. Danny Smith can't be the answer. Washington was ranked 31st in the league last year......no wonder he is interviewing elsewhere. Crazy Mr Tomlin!

Real Deal Steel
01-29-2013, 11:27 AM
Grew up in Pittsburgh

Worked with Colbert in Detroit.

Coached Dan Marino in high school.

Another crony good ol' boy hire.

Kinda looks like that. Boy..how long you guys going to continue to support Tomlin and his stupid decisions?

01-29-2013, 03:14 PM
The Rooney's have always hired friends/cronies for jobs. Nothing to see here.

01-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Sounds like a dud but hey he's got history so why not! LOL F that!