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Ibleedblk&gld
01-29-2012, 10:51 AM
@AdamSchefter: Not only do the Colts plan to add Bruce Arians, but Indianapolis also plans to hire former Steelers LB coach Keith Butler as its DC.

Pretty soon the colts are going to start picking up our scrubs from Arizona

BlitzburghRockCity
01-29-2012, 11:00 AM
Just saw this come through as well. Not good, but you can't blame him. He wants to be a defensive coordinator and Lebeau isn't leaving anytime soon.

Ibleedblk&gld
01-29-2012, 11:05 AM
I'm glad coach is staying for a long time

@jimwexell: LeBeau has no plans of retiring anytime soon. "They'll have to throw me out of here," he said 2 wks ago.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-29-2012, 11:56 AM
This is certainly no cause to go jump off a bridge or anything here. Losing Butler does suck because he was the heir apparent to Dick Lebeau, however it's not the end of the world. I can't blame him for leaving, he feels he's ready and wants the chance to take his career to the next level.

steelersbabex25
01-29-2012, 11:57 AM
LeBeau might literally be the DC till he dies.

LatrobePA
01-29-2012, 12:08 PM
Oh well! See ya dude!!

jpele
01-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Scandal aside, will LeBeau be the Paterno ofthe NFL ?


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Raleigh Steel
01-29-2012, 01:50 PM
Scandal aside, will LeBeau be the Paterno ofthe NFL ?

i'll admit, that thought crossed my mind. joepa was afraid of dieing if he stopped coaching.
i wonder if Lebeau thinks the same way.

i also think this is a sign that we will be seeing a switch to the 4-3 in the next few years.

steelchamp204
01-29-2012, 02:07 PM
DL schemes are old, just like him. He needs to hang it up. He is just as predictable on defense as BA was on offense.

LevonKirkland99
01-29-2012, 02:53 PM
LeBeau might literally be the DC till he dies.

As long as Tomlin doesn't have the guts to be actually a head Coach of the Steelers, I'd rather have LeBeau there for the next couple of years.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-29-2012, 02:57 PM
Not completely a done deal yet but based on recent comments from Butler about wanting to run a defense it just seems like a formality.

Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler said today he will interview on Tuesday in Indianapolis to become the Colts' defensive coordinator.


Butler turned down an offer two years ago to be the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator to stay with the Steelers. However, his contract with them expires Feb. 15, and the Steelers gave the Colts permission to talk to him about joining new head coach Chuck Pagano.


Butler said today he will listen to what the Colts have to say, but that him leaving the Steelers "is not a done deal." If he does become the Colts' defensive coordinator, he would join former Steelers colleague Bruce Arians, who accepted the job to be the Indianapolis offensive coordinator over the weekend.


Butler, 55, has been the Steelers' linebackers coach since 2003.


Source (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12029/1206874-66.stm#ixzz1ksZ835ha)

LevonKirkland99
01-29-2012, 03:07 PM
LeBeau might literally be the DC till he dies.

As long as Tomlin doesn't have the guts to be actually a head Coach of the Steelers, I'd rather have LeBeau there for the next couple of years.

JollyRob68
01-29-2012, 03:47 PM
I'm glad coach is staying for a long time

@jimwexell: LeBeau has no plans of retiring anytime soon. "They'll have to throw me out of here," he said 2 wks ago.

Throw him out and Hire Keith Butler. Losing Butler is BS:banging::imho:

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DL schemes are old, just like him. He needs to hang it up. He is just as predictable on defense as BA was on offense.

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:cursin:
As long as Tomlin doesn't have the guts to be actually a head Coach of the Steelers, I'd rather have LeBeau there for the next couple of years.

:cursin: I'd rather have Keith BUtler.. Keeping LeBeau was:willybs::imho:

coldrolled
01-29-2012, 06:47 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler will interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their vacant defensive coordinator position Tuesday, according to league sources.



Smith: Recent hires don't quite fit

There have been a flurry of new hires around the NFL. And while Jason Smith doesn't dislike any of them, he writes that some could have been matched better to their situations. More ...


Butler's contract is up in Pittsburgh, although he has been in negotiations with the Steelers. Butler is highly respected and has long been viewed as the successor to defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who goes year-to-year on his contracts but is showing no signs of slowing down.

Butler, however, is eager to run his own defense, the sources said.

The Steelers continue attempts to retain Butler, but the Colts, who recently hired Chuck Pagano to be their head coach, are very interested.

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Butler has to looking forward and seeing the colts with their new OC and where it will lead him... flashbacks... he better perform super well as the colts dc to keep BA looking good as an OC...

the steelers need to sign him and make DL a consultant or something....

Black@Gold Forever32
01-29-2012, 07:01 PM
I respect and love LeBeau but I want the old man to retire....sucks that Butler is leaving but don't blame him at all.........

K Train
01-29-2012, 08:22 PM
lol the only guy i wanted promoted from within....figures.

HUNT4SEVEN
01-29-2012, 09:44 PM
DL schemes are old, just like him. He needs to hang it up. He is just as predictable on defense as BA was on offense.

:clap::clap:THIS, atleast we are slowly but surely getting rid of BC staff,Tomlin needs to bring in sum fresh new blood with simple schemes especially on defense so we can get our young talent on the field sooner:tt02:I will however watch KB and c how he does in Indy if he takes the job.

RIVERS OF STEEL
01-29-2012, 09:48 PM
He obviously was not satisfied in the organization. These kind of moves tell a lot and are a good indication of why things didn't go to well for the team this year. Feelings and emotions are always going to get injected into the scheme (read games) of things. And it did. Even though we got 12 big ones, the resources to get there were totally exhausted in the end, both players and coaches. The Steelers just couldn't go any further. BA and others knew the writing was on the wall way before the fans did and just barely finished out their contracts etc.

connecticutsteel
01-29-2012, 11:09 PM
It's not the end of the world plus they aren't set up to run 3-4 but it is kinda ironic that they hire the ravens dc as there hc and he picks all steelers to be his coaches thats a ringing endorsment of the ratbirds

i bet you he doesn't go

BlacknGold Bleeder
01-29-2012, 11:32 PM
He hasn't even been offered the job ,just like BA. He's going to talk to them,doesn't mean he's goin ,maybe trying to use it for some leverage here.

connecticutsteel
01-30-2012, 03:03 AM
i'll admit, that thought crossed my mind. joepa was afraid of dieing if he stopped coaching.
i wonder if Lebeau thinks the same way.

i also think this is a sign that we will be seeing a switch to the 4-3 in the next few years.
We won't switch to the 4-3 why would we do that the 3-4 is a better defense

Raleigh Steel
01-30-2012, 07:09 AM
We won't switch to the 4-3 why would we do that the 3-4 is a better defense

because tomlin is a 4-3 guy. lebeau will eventually retire, and if the heir apparent is with another team, it make sense.

not that i'm advocating it...just predicting...IF butler leaves for another team.

K Train
01-30-2012, 08:21 AM
because tomlin is a 4-3 guy. lebeau will eventually retire, and if the heir apparent is with another team, it make sense.

not that i'm advocating it...just predicting...IF butler leaves for another team.

tomlin is a 43 guy based on what? minnesota running a 43?

if thats the case hes more of a WR guy since he played WR at w&m, he shouldnt be around a defense at all.

hes not a 43 guy, the steelers dont have close to the personnel to run a 43 and really hes been learning the ins and outs of a 34 for like 5 years now, may be time to shake that notion

coldrolled
01-30-2012, 08:31 AM
:clap::clap:THIS, atleast we are slowly but surely getting rid of BC staff,Tomlin needs to bring in sum fresh new blood with simple schemes especially on defense so we can get our young talent on the field sooner:tt02:I will however watch KB and c how he does in Indy if he takes the job.

hmm.. read article

The Steelers continue attempts to retain Butler, but the Colts, who recently hired Chuck Pagano to be their head coach, are very interested.

Raleigh Steel
01-30-2012, 08:37 AM
tomlin is a 43 guy based on what? minnesota running a 43?

if thats the case hes more of a WR guy since he played WR at w&m, he shouldnt be around a defense at all.

hes not a 43 guy, the steelers dont have close to the personnel to run a 43 and really hes been learning the ins and outs of a 34 for like 5 years now, may be time to shake that notion


you noticed i did say in the next few years right? i didn't say anything about it happening immediately. i'm just saying, it COULD happen. anything is possible. why is my statement such a big deal? didn't the steelers run a 4-3 along time ago? wasn't switching to a 3-4 bizarre? things change...who cares...as long as they have the personnel to run whatever system they put out there.

and many people who played offense in college go on to be defensive coaches and vice versa...it happens all the time.

K Train
01-30-2012, 08:44 AM
you noticed i did say in the next few years right? i didn't say anything about it happening immediately. i'm just saying, it COULD happen. anything is possible. why is my statement such a big deal? didn't the steelers run a 4-3 along time ago? wasn't switching to a 3-4 bizarre? things change...who cares...as long as they have the personnel to run whatever system they put out there.

and many people who played offense in college go on to be defensive coaches and vice versa...it happens all the time.
i was kidding about him being a WR....but the 43 is a very college defense, its JV in the NFL unless you have legit franchise cornerstones at DE and DT.

cant see them switching to a 43 anytime soon, they have too much invested in the current personnel

LatrobePA
01-30-2012, 08:51 AM
As we all know Tomlin hates change, this BA, KB thing prolly has him on edge as it is, I doubt we'll see this kind of change anytime soon..

connecticutsteel
01-31-2012, 12:15 AM
It's not the end of the world plus they aren't set up to run 3-4 but it is kinda ironic that they hire the ravens dc as there hc and he picks all steelers to be his coaches thats a ringing endorsment of the ratbirds

i bet you he doesn't go

He shoots he scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! told you he wouldn't leave if he was leaving he would have taken the Miami job . this is an indicater that LeBeau is closer the hanging it up than we think