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Titans Defense Poised for Breakout Season

Even though it is the Tennessee Titans’ offense that has been getting all of the attention as of late, the defense is the side of the ball that is poised for a breakout season in Nashville thanks to a strong makeover from the front office in the offseason.After selecting quarterback Marcus Mariota with the second-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Titans have been uncharacteristically...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Will Look To Maintain Success Vs. Inexperienced QB’s In Week 1

In his ten-year tenure of running the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has done one thing very well, among the many to choose from, and that’s terrorize young quarterbacks, as he compiled a 51-18 record against quarterbacks making their first start against his defense. While LeBeau has moved on, the majority of the chess […] Steelers Will...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers DC Keith Butler Still Silent Since Promotion

Following a season in which the defense has performed as poorly as it ever has during his tenure, the Pittsburgh Steelers had decided that it was time for a changing of the guard, and Dick LeBeau came to the mutual decision along with the organization that he would resign as defensive coordinator. The fact that […] Steelers DC Keith Butler Still Silent Since Promotion is a post...
Via Steelers Depot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A Closer Look At New Steelers DC Keith Butler

This past offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers waved goodbye to a longtime fixture of the ball club’s defense in coordinator Dick LeBeau. The “father” of the zone-blitz, his intricate defensive schemes kept offensive coordinators up at night each and every fall, and now his duties have been turned over to longtime assistant, Keith Butler. “It’s the […] A Closer Look At...
Via Steelers Depot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Once The Bane Of Rookie QBs, Dick LeBeau Now Tasked With Prepping One

For years, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau built up a reputation of befuddling rookie quarterbacks with the complexity of his pressure packages, flummoxing young signal-callers into making foolish mistakes and producing costly turnovers as his defense took over a game. The win-loss record of his units against rookie quarterbacks speaks for itself. Of...
Via Steelers Depot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans new assistant HC Dick LeBeau is liking his new gig

The famous Dick LaBeau needs no introduction, but here are a few things he had to say courtesy of the Tennessee Titans Twitter page: LeBeau: "I love Nashville." #TitanUp — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) May 12, 2015 LeBeau on expanding the #Titans defense in year two in a 3-4: "We're going to ask them to do a few more things this year." — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans...
Via cover32
18 days ago  |  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

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

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...
Via Sportsnaut
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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