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KEITH BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

What To Expect from New Steelers Defensive Coordinator Keith Butler

In the wake of their first round playoff loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in the uncomfortable position of also losing the leader of their defense, coordinator Dick LeBeau. They moved quickly promoting 16-year position coach veteran, Keith Butler, to defensive coordinator before fans had a chance to conjure up a list of candidates outside the organization.The Steelers...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Finalizing Three-Year Contract With Keith Butler To Be Their Next DC

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers are poised to name Keith Butler as their next defensive coordinator. According to Dulac, Butler is finalizing a three-year contract with Pittsburgh. Steelers HC Mike Tomlin reportedly met with Butler on Monday at the team’s facility. This comes just a few days after long-time defense coordinator Dick LeBeau...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Steelers’ Keith Butler vs. The Field for Defensive Coordinator

Right in the thick of playoff football on Saturday the bombshell dropped… the legendary Dick Lebeau is moving on. I have a ton of respect for Lebeau, but the fact is he was 77 and this was going to happen soon one way or another and it makes sense to do it now. This defense is going to add a ton of new faces over the next couple of seasons, and it doesn’t make sense for Lebeau...
Via Steel City Blitz
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Keith Butler needs Tommy John surgery

The St. Louis Cardinals won the second of a three game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday by the score of 6-3. The win improved the Cardinals to 27-22 on the season. Jaime Garcia, in his second start of the season since coming back from injury, got the win. He allowed only two runs and struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings. Just as one pitcher is making his way back into...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Butler, Piscotty staying in Memphis as Cards work to finalize roster

When the Cardinals left Memphis on Friday night, shortstop Pete Kozma was still on the roster. But that doesn't mean he has made the team. The Cardinals still have a couple of days to finalize the 25-man roster in advance of Monday afternoon's season opener at Cincinatti. With second baseman Mark Ellis still dealing with a tender knee, there's a chance he could start the season...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports Say Steelers Would Alllow Keith Butler To Talk To Titans

We still don't know for sure whether or not the Tennessee Titans have asked the Pittsburgh Steelers for permission of the last 24 hours to interview linebackers coach Keith Butler for their defensive coordinator position, but if they do, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that permission will be granted. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean has also picked up on this as well...
Via Steelers Depot
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Titans Have Yet To Ask Permission To Speak To Keith Butler

For those worried that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler might be the target to become the new defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that as of noon, Ken Whisenhunt asked permission to interview him. https://twitter.com/EdBouchette/status/423504331540013056 Butler is of course under contract...
Via Steelers Depot
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

If Keith Butler wants to leave the Steelers, who could blame him?

It seems that anytime a former Steelers coordinator accepts a head coaching job in the NFL, rumors begin to swirl that he’ll snatch Keith Butler, the team’s linebackers coach since 2003, away and make him his new defensive coordinator. And whenever these rumors begin to circulate, the general opinion among fans and the local media is that Butler will stay because of the apparent...
Via cover32 - Steelers
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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