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Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

Posted on: February 15, 2011 5:16 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Next to dialing up a zone blitz, what Dick LeBeau does best is, arguably, work under a one-year contract. He’s done so since 2004 and, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he’ll do so again in 2011.

The 72-year-old LeBeau plans to stay on as the Steelers defensive coordinator for at least another year. LeBeau returned from his offseason break (which lasted all of four days) on Tuesday and told Dulac that he’s not coaching “anywhere but here”.

The Steelers typically sign coaches to two-year deals, but LeBeau, who returned to the team’s defensive coordinator role eight years ago after stints in Cincinnati and Buffalo, has always preferred to operate on a year-by-year basis.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:42 am
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

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Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2011 10:30 am
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

So then in comparison...Harbaugh is just as good or as bad as Tomlin.
Harbaugh and Tomlin are both good coaches.  But, I was referencing Cam Cameron.  That guy is a joke.  Joke with the Chargers, Dolphins, and now Ravens.  He got a name coordinating for the Chargers.  Who could have failed with a prime LaDainian Tomlinson in the backfield?

Harbaugh might actually have an edge over Tomlin.  Tomlin has had a legend like Lebeau to lead his defense.  And, Lebeau is twice the coordinator that Cameron is.

I think even Bruce Arians could do better with the talent Baltimore has on offense.







Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

Reminds me of a coach who still has a job with the Ravens.


So then in comparison...Harbaugh is just as good or as bad as Tomlin.

Right?

Tomlin has been in the league for 4 years and has a record of 43-21 or a .671 winning percentage. In his last 3 years he is 33-15

Harbaugh is 32-16 and has a winning percentage of .667.

So if you're going to say Harbaugh is not very good then you might want to lump Tomlin into it.....and since LeBeau is on Tomlin's staff he has amassed the same record....meaning he's not that good either. 



Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

Face it....he didn't get the job done when it counted.
Reminds me of a coach who still has a job with the Ravens.




Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

dbcoach12.....bamatized23.....Cubfa

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Seriously. Get real. You can make up all the we own you, we always beat you....and all the other blah blah blah blah crap. The bottome line is pretty simple. Dick LeBeau and his AVERAGE defense did not show up in the Super Bowl. You can show up in the entire regular season and the playoffs but when your in the Super bowl, you're either a winner...or you're just like 30 other teams.

I'm not taking away from LeBeau's coaching ability. He pretty good. Bottom line is that he made critical errors when games mattered most. Week 4 was a classic example. Remember...you let that poor horrible quarterback Joe Flacco eat you up for 4 plays 40 yards and a winning touchdown pass...and he made it look pretty simple. Brady did it also....and we all saw what Aaron Rogers did in the biggest game of the year. Face it....he didn't get the job done when it counted.  



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:34 am
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

You are a funny guy....we love Dick...think of that all by yourself? I guess though when your team is repeatedly getting knocked out of the playoffs by the NUMBER 1 defense you have plenty of time to sit around and think of little sayings like that. Obviously, you know nothing about football so good use of your time. Now, your little yellow bus is probably out front. Better hurry.




Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:14 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

I have read this, and read versions from each competing "football" news source.
I just want to see the quote that he will coach this year, not what he said weeks ago.
Didn't he say the exact same thing?

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing but respect for LeBeau.
The Super Bowl was lost on the offensive side of the ball. Everyone including the Steelers knew the Packers would put up points. No defense can stand up to a offense like that on every drive. The Pack came packin' on offense. The Packers hit their stride. The Packers defense would fair no better. None would.

Dick LeBeau is one of the great minds that could have been voted into the Hall of Fame for coaching, though now we'll never know, because he went in as a player.

Sure Troy Polamalu didn't have the game he is reputed for. Sure James Harrison was hurt and everything else. But healthy they would have still given up points.

I respect the man, and the defense he calls. In game, scheme, production. He is an outstanding coach.

If that is what is meant, and for whatever reason these early stories are right but a direct answer wasn't asked for or offered, this is good news for the Steelers. Specifically Mike Tomlin. And certainly no disrespect toward Keith Butler. Another Player turned coach. I know he can learn the plays and has some ideas, but I have yet to see him call a defense.

If Dick LeBeau is coaching this year, it's good news for the Steelers.




Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:12 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

hey ravenmaniac... i believe we do own you all.. i mean.. the last time I looked we ELIMINATED your mighty Ravens from the playoffs..   and it was our defense that caused the game winning turnover when we beat you in the regular season..  jealousy rules you man!! 



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:11 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

Jealous much? Highlight of our year as Steeler fans was beating Ravens in playoffs....AGAIN!!



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Dick LeBeau to return in 2011

Yea Haw......Offenses around the world are waiting in anticipation. Listen to the Steeler fans hollering. Thanks...DICK, Don't look back but all the other 31 teams are also hollering...WELCOME BACK......Mr. LeBeau. Especially after that impressive defensive display in the Super Bowl.

Come on Steeler fans....all together now.....WE LOVE DICK, WE LOVE DICK. 


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