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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Le’Veon Bell: AFC wild card game was ‘the worst game ever for me’

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell says the AFC Wild Card game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 3 at Heinz Field was his “worst game ever” because he wasn’t able to be on the field to help his team. “That was definitely the worst game ever for me,” said Bell to Steelers.com. “Last year when I got hurt I missed the first three games of my rookie...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Trusting LeBeau Move Is Addition By Subtraction

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a bit of a reputation for keeping their coaching circle fairly small, if not necessarily close-knit. The latter part of that equation has been somewhat difficult to achieve at times under Mike Tomlin, who has gone through a number of position coaches during his first eight seasons as the Steelers’ head […] Steelers Trusting LeBeau Move Is Addition...
Via Steelers Depot
15 days 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers name Keith Butler defensive coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers named Keith Butler as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday. Keith Butler has been named our new Defensive Coordinator. pic.twitter.com/julWehE5TP — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 13, 2015   Butler was promoted to replace longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who resigned Saturday. The 58-year-old Butler had been Pittsburgh...
Via Sports-Glory
17 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
17 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...
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17 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
17 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Guessing the Direction of the Steelers Defense Under Keith Butler

With the resignation of Dick LeBeau as the team’s defensive coordinator, the biggest question I’ve received has been “If Keith Butler gets the job how will he be different than LeBeau?” My honest opinion right now is that I just don’t know but what I can tell you is this; why would Mike Tomlin make the change if he didn’t expect something different on defense? I’m thinking...
Via Steel City Blitz
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers Mike Tomlin Releases Statement Thanking Dick LeBeau For His Service

The Pittsburgh Steelers have now formally announced that Dick LeBeau has resigned as the team’s defensive coordinator and head coach Mike Tomlin has now released a short statement addressing his decision. “We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization,” said […] Steelers Mike Tomlin Releases Statement Thanking...
Via Steelers Depot
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau resigning as Steelers’ DC: ‘I’m resigning, I’m not retiring’

Pittsburgh Steelers longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is resigning. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LeBeau was asked to resign after meeting for several days with head coach Mike Tomlin. “I’m resigning, I’m not retiring,” LeBeau said in an interview with the Post-Gazette after the story was first reported by the Urbana (Ohio) Daily Citizen...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Ben Roethlisberger’s knee will not require surgery

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opted out of the Pro Bowl, but his decision is not due to a problem with his knee, his agent told ESPN.com on Friday. “Ben was instructed by team doctors to avoid strenuous activity due to inflammation in his knee, thus he will not play in the Pro Bowl,” agent Ryan Tollner said. “His...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers give Todd Haley a 2-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with Todd Haley as offensive coordinator. According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Haley signed a two-year contract extension that will take him through the 2016 season. Haley, hired in 2012 guided the offense to a No. 2 finish in the NFL this season with an average of 411.1 yards per game. Ben Roethlisberger set a career...
Via Sports-Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Grades the 2014 Steelers; General Manager Kevin Colbert

This is Part Two of our series reviewing the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers. Part One was Head Coach Mike Tomlin. The product you see on the field for 16 weeks begins in the offices of the Steelers and more specifically, in the office of General Manager Kevin Colbert. Colbert joined the Steelers in 2000 and officially became their first-ever GM in 2010. While he didn’t necessarily carry...
Via Steel City Blitz
22 days ago  |  Discuss

SCB Grades the 2014 Steelers; Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Like you, I’ve had some time to settle down from the Steelers’ loss to Baltimore on Saturday night and I know if I were to do this in the hours after the game, grades would look a lot different. Therefore, I’ve had some time to cool down and give the type of fair and honest grades I intended to so here I go with the head honcho. I started off this season wondering how I could defend...
Via Steel City Blitz
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers 2014 Season Recap, Tomlin Presser, Free Agents & More

Season 5, Episode 63 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into recapping the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 season after they bounced from the playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night. We quickly have some closing thoughts on that game before getting into what head coach Mike Tomlin had to say Tuesday during […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking...
Via Steelers Depot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Steelers made the right move going all in for the division title

In the wake of the Steelers depressing and heartbreaking 30-17 loss to Baltimore in the first round of the playoffs Saturday night at Heinz Field, some people are now questioning the wisdom of Pittsburgh going all-out to win the AFC North in the regular season finale against the Bengals six days earlier. The sentiment held by some is that, with no possibility of a bye on the table...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Looks Forward To Watching Cortez Allen Respond To Adversity

The 2014 season was one that Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen will likely want to forget as the fourth-year player struggled right out of the chute after just signing a contract extension just prior to the start of the season. Allen not only found himself benched midway through the season, he also didn’t get an […] Mike Tomlin Looks Forward To Watching Cortez Allen...
Via Steelers Depot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Sad dog has the same expression as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin

Check out this puppy watching the Pittsburgh Steelers lose their playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night: via reddit He has the same face as Mike Tomlin! Cute but kind of pathetic when you really think about it. Just like the Steelers 2014 season, am I right? You may also be interested in: PHOTO: Sad dog has the same expression as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin...
Via cover32 - Steelers
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mike Tomlin Twins, Mike Tolbert Hat & Michael Irving

Mike Tomlin has a doppelganger on the Steelers sideline and the Philly Daily News compares the Dallas “no call” to the Grassy Knoll conspiracy. Do you see random sh$% while driving to work and think it needs to be seen by the masses? We want your WTF photos. Email us: mail@bustedcoverage.com
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Sad to See the 2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Go

For the fourth straight year, the Pittsburgh Steelers have either missed the playoffs or gone one-and-done in the playoffs. Saturday’s 30-17 wild-card loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh brings about another long offseason for the Steelers and their fans. There will be plenty of time for mock drafts and free-agency wish lists. Right now, it’s tough waking up in the morning...
Via SteelerAddicts
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin: Disappointed with Steelers performance

The 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens brought the Pittsburgh Steelers  season to an end on Saturday. “Not the outcome we wanted,” said coach Mike Tomlin, via Steelers.com. “I compliment the Ravens on their winning performance. There’s some disappointment with our performance but such is life. We’ll accept responsibility for that one like we have all the others. Appreciate...
Via Sports-Glory
26 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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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