Inside The Bills

Report: Kugler to Steelers

Posted by Chris Brown on January 13, 2010 – 9:00 pm

Former Bills offensive line coach Sean Kugler has landed in Pittsburgh.

According to NFL.com’s Jason LaCanfora, he’ll be announced as the Steelers new offensive line coach. Kugler had to deal with a complete mess in his last season on the Bills staff with respect to his offensive line.

He had five players in all new positions to start the 2009 season with a left tackle that did not have a single NFL start on his resume. By season’s end his two starting offensive tackles and three guards were on injured reserve along with the team’s top two blocking tight ends.

Kugler was forced to field six different offensive tackles tandems and nine different offensive line lineups in 2009, and more than once had to get a newly signed player ready to start in a matter of four days or less (see: Jamon Meredith, Kendall Simmons).

The Bills line was a mess all season, but to lay it at the feet of Kugler would be missing the mark. The Steelers line also has some improving to do, but something tells me Kugler will be able to handle it.


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