Paul Kuharsky has an interesting story about how Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews will work together on the same staff. You already know that Munchak and Matthews are tight. They each presented each other at their Hall of Fame inductions. Munchak used Matthews as sort of a coach on the field when Matthews was still playing, but now they will need to have a professional relationship that doesn't put off the other coaches.
Here is what Munchak had to say to PK about how the relationship will work:
"It’s professional; it’s just like when I coached him," Munchak said. "Ultimately, he was the player and I was the coach. But it was nice to have him as a sounding board even when I was his coach. It was like that with Michael Roos or Kevin Mawae over the years, guys I could throw things at whose opinions I respect. You need to have that."
There will be an adjustment period for the entire staff, but I am sure they will figure out a way to make it work. I am excited that Munchak was able to add a guy with Matthews's experience to the staff. He knows how to play the game the right way, and he learned for a lot of years under Munchak who was a great offensive line coach.
I think at the end of the day the biggest problem for Munchak and Matthews will be trying to figure out how to keep Eugene Amano from holding ten times a game.