Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 1/26/14
It wasn’t easy to watch Mike Munchak shaking hands with his assistants on that September afternoon after the Tennessee Titans had secured a Week 1 victory at Heinz Field. That wasn’t supposed to happen. Sure, few predicted the Pittsburgh Steelers would go 13-3 or 12-4 in 2013, but the Steelers weren’t expected to lose at home to a Titans team coming off a 6-10 season. It was a big step for the Titans, but a Hall of Fame offensive lineman like Munchak isn’t going to celebrate by doing pirouettes on the sidelines. Instead, there was a modest sense of satisfaction for a job well done. Those handshakes were a sobering sight for Steelers fans. While coming to grips with the fact that the Steelers might not even match our tepid prognostications, we saw a Titans team possibly taking the first step toward becoming the NFL’s annual rags-to-riches story. Who’d have thought that one of the Steelers’ earliest tormentors of 2013 would be on their side in 2014? If you can’t beat ‘em, hire ‘em. Munchak
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