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Steelers reportedly interviewing former Chargers assistant for pass game coordinator
The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a coaching change already this offseason by hiring Arthur Smith as the team’s offensive coordinator. However, fans around the globe who pay attention to the offseason happenings of the Steelers knew this wasn’t going to be the only change made to the offensive coaching staff.
The team is now reportedly looking into, and interviewing pass game coordinators, something which will make the fan base very happy, and they have reportedly started that process. They started with a coach who held the same position for the Los Angeles Chargers under Brandon Staley.
According to NFL Insider Aaron Wilson, the Steelers are interviewing Tom Arth for the pass game coordinator role on the coaching staff.
#Steelers are interviewing #Chargers assistant Tom Arth, per a league source, for passing game position. Was passing game specialist for Brandon Staley in Los Angeles. Former @JCUFootball quarterback, backup to Peyton Manning with #Colts was head coach @ZipsFB @KPRC2
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 7, 2024
Arth played in the NFL for three seasons, backing up Peyton Manning for the Indianapolis Colts, before being allocated to NFL Europe and playing until 2006 when he gave the Canadian Football League and Arena League a shot before retiring.
Here was his bio from the Los Angeles Chargers official website:
Tom Arth enters his second season as passing game specialist for the Chargers in 2023. He brought nine years of collegiate head coaching acumen and three seasons of NFL playing experience to the offensive staff. Arth re-joined forces with Head Coach Brandon Staley, who spent three seasons as Arth’s defensive coordinator at John Carroll University (2013, ’15-16) before entering the NFL coaching ranks in 2017.
Holding a lateral position with the Chargers in 2023, it is worth noting the Justin Herbert led unit averaged 232.8 yards passing a game last season, which ranked 13th in the NFL. Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the offseason and the 2024 NFL Draft.