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Young Steelers defense showing signs of life

PITTSBURGH (AP) Keith Butler didn't exactly dumb things down when he took over for Dick LeBeau Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator last winter. Maybe streamlined is the better word. LeBeau's intricate 3-4 scheme was notorious for its ability to flummox young players even as the Hall of Famer spent a decade overseeing the ''Steel Curtain 2.0.'' In a perfect world, Butler admits...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Keith Butler Do What Dick Lebeau Never Could on Thursday Night?

Steelers’ new defensive coordinator Keith Butler likely knows he has some huge shoes to fill in taking over the positions held by Dick Lebeau since 2004. Butler is definitely not in an enviable position, taking over a very young squad, with some pretty glaring holes all over the roster. Making things worse, Butler’s first test comes against a team that has completely decimated...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dick LeBeau to be hired by Titans as assistant

Veteran coach Dick LeBeau is reportedly joining the Tennessee Titans as the team’s assistant head coach in charge of the defense.  LeBeau, who has been around the National Football League for 55 years, spent the last 11 seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator. Pittsburgh finished No. 1 in scoring defense four times in LeBeau’s 11-year tenure. Prior to his...
Via Sportsnaut
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Shift At Defensive Coordinator Was More About Keith Butler Than Dick LeBeau

Back when it was first revealed that the Pittsburgh Steelers and longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau would be amicably parting ways, I naturally assumed, as no doubt most of us did, that this meant it was Keith Butler’s time. To that end, I looked up the longtime linebackers coach’s contract status, only to realize that […] Shift At Defensive Coordinator Was More About...
Via Steelers Depot
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan’s obit says LeBeau leaving Steelers contributed to death

Eleanor Miriam Gallagher of Nanticoke, Penn. passed away on Wednesday at the age of 81. According to her obituary, the Pittsburgh Steelers may have shortened Gallagher’s life. More specifically, Gallagher’s family feels that the team’s disappointing exit from the playoffs coupled with the departure of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau was too much for her to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dick LeBeau Headed To Cardinals, But Not As A Defensive Coordinator

According to a Wednesday afternoon report, it looks like former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive mastermind Dick LeBeau will indeed land with the Arizona Cardinals soon, but not as a defensive coordinator. Per Mike Jurecki, of Fox Sports 910AM on Twitter, LeBeau will be joining the Cardinals coaching staff at some point in a similar role as […] Report: Dick LeBeau Headed To Cardinals...
Via Steelers Depot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Plan To Rebuild Defense Without LeBeau

In a surprising turn of events, we learned last evening, of course, that the Pittsburgh Steelers and longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau ‘mutually agreed’ to the latter’s resignation, leaving open the possibility that the 77-year-old Hall of Famer could coach elsewhere in 2015. In truth, there has been a minority following—one that has grown over […] Steelers Plan...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau resigns as Steelers defensive coordinator

Hall of Fame defensive back turned NFL coach Dick LeBeau resigned his post as the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator on Saturday. The power behind Pittsburgh’s strong defenses in its three Super Bowl appearances from 2005-2010, LeBeau was with the team for 11 seasons. Combined as a player and a coach, the 76-year-old LeBeau has spent six decades in the National Football...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Current And Former Steelers Players React To Dick LeBeau News

Several current and former Pittsburgh Steelers players are taking to Twitter Saturday afternoon after learning the news that Dick LeBeau will no longer be the team’s defensive coordinator. Here are a few reactions and I will add more as they come in. The resignation of DickLeBeau 1 of the great minds that created the zone […] Current And Former Steelers Players React To Dick...
Via Steelers Depot
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Like It or Not, the Steelers Must Prepare for Life Without LeBeau

Everyone agrees the Pittsburgh Steelers are in serious need of a defensive overhaul. The unit has gotten old, slow, fat and injured and change has been needed. It is expected that the team will focus heavily on the defensive side of the ball in the upcoming draft and with little depth in the secondary and on the defensive line, this decision is hard to argue. The problem that many...
Via Steel City Blitz
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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