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Brett Keisel: I was very surprised by departure of Dick LeBeau

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel said Tuesday that he was shocked upon learning that long-time defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau had resigned. Keisel, who is recovering from a torn triceps that ended his season on November 30, spoke with NBC Sports Radio to talk about the Steelers. “I was very surprised,” he said when asked about LeBeau’s departure. “I’ll...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Parsing Keith Butler’s Comments On Using 4-3 Looks

One day after sitting in with head coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday officially announced that longtime linebackers coach Keith Butler had been promoted to the defensive coordinator position vacated by the amicable resignation of Dick LeBeau. While the organization did not feel a need to hold a press conference or treat the in-house […] Parsing Keith Butler’s...
Via Steelers Depot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin and Company Off to the Senior Bowl

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin and several others are off to the Senior Bowl this week to watch college prospects as they prepare for the all-star game. Still to be determined is who will be running the defense in 2015. Tomlin met with Linebackers’ Coach Keith Butler yesterday and ESPN is already reporting he is likely to get the job. No announcement has been made yet...
Via Steel City Blitz
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Could Name Butler As Their New Defensive Coordinator As Early As Tuesday

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met Monday with linebackers coach Keith Butler about the open defensive coordinator job and it looks like those discussion went well. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers could announce Butler as their new defensive coordinator as early as Tuesday. Butler, who was hired on January […] Steelers Could Name...
Via Steelers Depot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Switching to the 4-3? Why It Is and Isn’t the Right Time

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is meeting with linebackers’ coach Keith Butler today to no doubt discuss the opening at the team’s defensive coordinator position. Should Tomlin and the Steelers decide that Butler is the man, then the 3-4 defensive scheme stays put albeit with some changes in philosophy I would assume. But… Many are speculating whether Mike Tomlin...
Via Steel City Blitz
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomlin To Meet With Butler Monday About Steelers Defensive Coordinator Job

We should find out very soon if Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler will replace Dick LeBeau as the team’s defensive coordinator as head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to meet Monday with the longtime assistant about the job, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Butler has long been the considered the heir […] Tomlin To Meet With Butler Monday...
Via Steelers Depot
16 days ago  |  Discuss

My Expectations for Coach Tomlin’s Final Presser of the Season

These season-ending press conferences have come much too early in recent years. Mike Tomlin was at least able to wait a week longer than he had in two previous seasons but regardless, the season is over and he will take to the microphone one last time. I could be silly and tell you you’re going to hear nothing but the usual cliches and the typical buzzwords that always inhabit...
Via Steel City Blitz
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Answers a Dumb Question With the Obvious Answer

The game is over. He has players injured. He may have played those injured players even, and it still didn't help. Cutting LeGarrette Blount may have been the beginning of the end (the big baby). So--what kind of mood do the reporters in the room think Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is going to be in?Do they really think he wants to answer a dumb question like 'is he...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Exploring Mindset Of Free Agent Visitor RB Ben Tate

With starting running back Le’Veon Bell being very questionable to play Saturday night in the playoff game at Heinz Field against the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to bring in free agent running back Ben Tate for a visit Tuesday. During his weekly press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about Tate coming in. […] Mike Tomlin Exploring Mindset Of Free...
Via Steelers Depot
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Tomlin goes after Reggie Nelson after game

Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson laid a major hit below the waist on Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell during the teams all-important matchup Sunday night, a game that Pittsburgh won to earn the division title. While legal, the hit looked like it could have been avoided. Reports indicate that Bell, one of the top offensive players in the NFL this season...
Via Sportsnaut
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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