What has former Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert been up to lately? attend Robert Morris’ basketball game on SundayOf course, that’s generally what happens when someone retires.
Although he has never explicitly used the “r” word, he has also never ruled out the possibility of continuing to work with the Steelers in some form. It looks like it, but Steelers president Art Rooney II revealed at least some of what he’s been up to yesterday.
Speaking EXCLUSIVELY to WPXI’s Jenna Harner, she reported:meterswhich the team has been more involved in in recent years, including former defensive line coach John Mitchell.
Lynne Molyneaux is currently listed on the team’s website as Senior Manager of Alumni Relations. Responsibilities under that umbrella should be relatively obvious, whether it involves ensuring alumni are provided or participating in team events.
Mitchell is listed only as an assistant head coach, but after Mike Tomlin hired Karl Dunbar to coach the defensive line five years ago, it was reported that he would no longer be responsible for field coaching in that transition. But that didn’t stop Mitchell from throwing his hands in the dirt during training camp.
“It’s a unique position that requires a unique skill set and relationships and time and understanding,” Tomlin said in 2017 of Mitchell’s move to full-time assistant head coach. “Frankly, John Mitchell is that position.”
“We have to work better with our former players,” he added, adding that he would work with current players as well. So why would anyone on our football team buy a car, look for a house, or buy insurance without stopping by John Mitchell’s office first?”
As for Colbert, does anyone know exactly what he does? I am working in some way.
But what kind of fingerprints does he have in this Steelers offseason? Probably not at all. New general manager Omar Kahn knows Colbert will always walk away by phone, but the front office has been pretty heavily reworked since the transition, and he has his own ideas of what the best next steps are. I’m here.