As was reported previously on Behind The Steel Curtain, the Pittsburgh Steelers had requested permission for the second time to interview Washington Redskins special teams coach, Danny Smith. This time they were granted permission and the interview took place, and apparently it was a successful one.

Dan Hellie, of Washington D.C. NBC affiliate WRC, is reporting sources claiming Smith is preparing to become the new ST coach in Pitsburgh. Hellie's job requires him to maintain an intimacy with the team he is paid to follow. While his report has yet to be confirmed, there would be little reason to fabricate a definite departure of a positional coach.

Smith has led the Redskins special teams units since 2004. He spent prior years with the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

In Pittsburgh, Smith will have plenty to do if the job is actually made his. While the Steelers were able to create room for returners to create positive field position, poor discipline and foolish penalties repeatedly negated any progress. The team also seeks to improve its kick coverage units, which allowed a few untimely returns in crucial moments.