After a month-long meltdown, including a AFC Wild Card loss to the Browns to end their season, the Steelers overhaul has begun. The team has parted ways with offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley.
Head coach Mike Tomlin released a statement regarding the dismissal of the three coaches:
“I want to thank all three of the coaches for their commitment and dedication to the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Tomlin said in a statement.
“They have all played integral roles in our success and I am appreciative of their efforts. Personally, Randy and I have been in Pittsburgh since I hired him in 2007, but our relationship began well before that.
“He has been a friend of mine for years and wish his family nothing but the best, and I am eternally grateful for our relationship both on and off the field.”
Fichtner took over as the team’s OC after the team parted ways with Todd Haley four years ago. He had been with the team in a coaching role since 2007 and had worked with Ben Roethlisberger since 2010.
The dismissal of the three coaches is likely just the start of a very busy offseason for the Steelers, who lost 48-37 to Cleveland at home Sunday night.