The Pittsburgh Steelers announced earlier today that they have named Ray Sherman as the interim wide receivers coach for the team. Sherman has already been around the team for the entirety of its offseason, serving as an observer during training camp and the offseason itself. Now, he’ll step into a role that was previously held by Darryl Drake until his sudden and untimely passing.

“It’s been good because Coach Drake used to tell us that he would ask him questions,” Steelers wide receiver James Washington said (via Pro Football Talk). “For Coach Drake to tell us that explains the type of guy that Coach Sherman is and the knowledge he has and all that he brings to the table as a coach.”

Sherman has a ton of football coaching experience with him, as he’s been coaching in the NFL since 1988 when he started out as a running backs coach for the Houston Oilers. He was last with the Steelers in 1998, serving as their offensive coordinator, and has also had stints with the Falcons, 49ers, Packers, Titans, Rams, and Cowboys. His last full-time job was with the Rams in 2015, where he served as their wide receivers coach.

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Steelers receiver James Washington isn’t the only one who has praised Sherman, with JuJu Smith-Schuster also thanking Sherman for jumping into the role.

“He has coached everybody from Jerry Rice to young guys like us,” he said on the Steelers website. “It’s the best opportunity to have him step up and play that role for us. Also, Blaine (Stewart) is doing a great job. It just takes all of us together. We are in this together.

“To go through this at a young age, 22 years old, there are no words that can explain what we are going through. For Ray, he was retired, for him to come out of his way to be here it means a lot not only to myself but to the receivers in the room. We don’t want to change that.”