Thursday, February 2, 2012
AFC North coaching updates
By Jamison Hensley
Here are some coaching moves around the division:
BENGALS: Cincinnati needs to fill the void left by defensive backs coach Kevin Coyle, who became the defensive coordinator with the Dolphins. It's expected that Cincinnati will also replace linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald. Rod Woodson has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the defensive backs coaching job.
RAVENS: The team hired Don "Wink" Martindale as their new inside linebackers coach. Martindale, the Broncos' defensive coordinator in 2010, takes over for Dean Pees, who became the Ravens' defensive coordinator. Colts coach Chuck Pagano, the former Ravens defensive coordinator, hired two Ravens assistants: assistant special teams coach Marwan Maalouf and defensive assistant Roy Anderson. Defensive line coach Clarence Brooks, who was rumored to be leaving, attended the Ravens' State of the Team address.
STEELERS: In his introductory news conference, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said "it was a great ride" when looking back at his five seasons as the Steelers' offensive coordinator. ... With linebackers coach Keith Butler staying, defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky interviewed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebackers coaching job, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If Butler had left, Olsavsky would have become the Steelers' linebackers coach.