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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Pittsburgh Steelers be on the prowl for a nose tackle in the draft?

In the 3-4 scheme of Dick LeBeau and the Pittsburgh Steelers, having a strong nose tackle is a must. For the better part of the last decade-plus, the man clogging the middle was none other than Mr. Casey Hampton. And he was a wall. A big, unmovable wall. But the Steelers released the aging Hampton before last season started. Statistically the Steelers ranked 21st in stopping the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any free agent defensive linemen on the Pittsburgh Steelers wishlist?

You’d think the Steelers would shy away from signing a free agent defensive lineman—what, with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau’s scheme and whatnot. And you’d be absolutely right. But that doesn’t stop us from looking over cover32′s Top 10 free agent defensive lineman. Not a whole lot of 3-4 calibur lineman on the list that would fit the Steelers style, but what about...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau doesn’t believe the Steelers defensive issues are related to age

    Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick leBeau was recently asked if his defense is struggling because of age. “I don’t believe the problems we’re experiencing there are age-related,” LeBeau said via ESPN.com. “I really don’t.” He also doesn’t believe they need to rebuild. “I definitely don’t think the defense needs rebuilding...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers changing their defensive philosophy under Dick LeBeau

  It sounds like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be changing their defense a little this season and will ask their defensive ends to rush the passer more. “We definitely need to get more pressure up front,” Brett Keisel said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “There’s been an emphasis more on [ends] getting on the edge rather than just pushing the pocket, getting on the edge...
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August 06, 2013  |  1 Comment

Dick LeBeau is Right; Health is the Key to Steelers Success in 2013

Luck and injuries play a big role in the NFL. This week Dick LeBeau said that he believed the Steelers could have won the Super Bowl if they hadn’t suffered so many injuries. LeBeau’s comments were featured on NFL.com and bring another issue to the forefront. The Steelers injury woes in 2012 played a large role in their 8-8 season. Early in the season the Steelers were without...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Should Try and Lure Ray Horton Back to Pittsburgh

Ray Horton served as a secondary coach with the Steelers from 2004-2010 before being hired as the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator. However, the Cardinals just hired Bruce Arians as their head coach overlooking Horton who was considered a candidate. Now Horton is expected to look for opportunities elsewhere. That should at least warrant a call from the Steelers front office...
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January 17, 2013  |  1 Comment

Steelers' Dick LeBeau putting Denver playoff loss behind him

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau must have run the heart-breaking Tebow to Demaryius Thomas play over and over in his head during the long off-season, but he's man enough to know when to take the blame. When discussing the "cover 9," (which some call an "inverted cover 2") on that particular play, LeBeau told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau Confident That Steelers Defense Will Improve Turnovers

In 2011 the defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers was good, if not great, in several statistical categories as they led the league in pass defense and scoring defense. While the run defense finished eighth, a category defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau admits that he wants to lead the league in every year, the biggest improvement he would like to see his unit make in 2012 is in the turnover...
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June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Keith Butler Giving Steelers A Chance. Time to Tell Lebeau to Retire.

The Post Gazette is reporting that the position for Butler to Colts is “not a done deal.”  If that is the case the Steelers need to tell Dick Lebeau to retire immediately.  I love Dick Lebeau but he is not going to be around for the next 10 years, Butler will be. If Butler has not accepted this job yet the Steelers need to throw whatever money necessary at him and promote him...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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