Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler has been with the team since 2003, and in that time has elevated himself to what most consider as the next defensive coordinator when “Coach Dad” Dick Lebeau decides to retire. Lebeau is on his annual 1 yr deal with the Steelers and will continue to sign annual contracts for basically as long as he wants. Nobody in the organization would have the heart, let alone the guts, to actually let Lebeau walk away before he is ready.
When that day eventually comes though, Butler talked after the Steelers OTA’s about his future in coaching on the team. The following comes courtesy of SA’s good friend Chuck Finder of CBS Sportsline Rapid Reports:
Keith Butler said he wasn’t given assurances he’d be the successor to Steelers DC Dick LeBeau when he turned down the Colts’ coordinator job to remain Pittsburgh’s LB coach. “I’m not going to be the guy who pushes (LeBeau) out. The Rooneys took care of me monetarily, made it worth my while to stay. With that commit