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Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:56 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2012 3:16 pm
 
Chuck Pagano reportedly is looking at Keith Butler to be his defensive coordinator (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

Man, new Colts coach Chuck Pagano must have some serious respect for one of the teams his old ballclub hates the most. That would be the Steelers, and Pagano, the former Ravens defensive coordinator, reportedly will pluck another Pittsburgh assistant to be a coordinator for the Colts.

On Saturday, it was Pagano surprisingly yanking Bruce Arians out of his so-called retirement in order to make him the offensive coordinator, and a day later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Pagano will hire Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler as defensive coordinator.

A word of caution, though: according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Butler will interview the job Tuesday and said it’s “not a done deal.”

And in a switcheroo that only a Kirk Cameron fan could love, NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora reports that Caldwell will interview for the open Steelers offensive coordinator spot vacated by Arians.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and Caldwell spent one season together in 2001 with the Buccaneers when Tomlin was the defensive backs coach and Caldwell was the quarterbacks coach.

In Pagano’s case, the possible decision to hire anybody from the Steelers defensive coaching staff is probably a smart move -- especially considering Pittsburgh has been a top-ten defensive team in yards allowed every year since 2000.

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Butler has been in Pittsburgh the past nine years, and he’s credited with helping mold James Harrison, James Farrior and LaMarr Woodley. Like Arians and Pagano, Butler worked in Cleveland in 2001, so Pagano knows what kind of coach he’s getting.

As PFT reminds us, Butler wanted to interview for the Cardinals defensive coordinator job last year but the Steelers denied him the chance. Now that Butler’s contract is up, though, it sounds like Butler -- who is largely considered the heir to Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau -- is ready for a promotion.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 7:21 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Tried telling fools all over the internet that this wasn't going to happen, but none of them wanted to listen because it came from the Gospel according to Adam (Shefter).



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:56 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Ohh.....look at that he is staying. Dumbasses.




Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:29 am
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

It's name is Sergio ... kind of goes hand-in-hand with the Colts .... both Sergio (PGA) and Colts (NFL) have all that talent and almost always UNDERachieve ... even when they try to write a comment.



Since: Jun 30, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:44 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Trending up: Colts   Trending down: Steelers
....sergiop38....super genius

I like the way you seem to work things out in your mind before putting them into print to impress the world. One question though: where else can the colts possibly go but up? Just wondering if you really thought things through before hitting send. At least you'll have the off season to dream. Enjoy it.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:13 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Trending up: Colts   Trending down: Steelers



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:42 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

We are gonna finally learn how good a coach Mike Tomlin is................he will finally get to get his own guys in there..................look out pitt....................its gonna be a long year..



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:39 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Looks like a win-win for everyone. Steelers could use a fresh approach on offense. We need to get back to the running game for the sake of Ben's health and to keep the defense rested. The defense was so worn out at the end of the Denver game, when OT started they figured they had time to regroup. Denver went right at them and Ike Taylor was out to lunch. I think Caldwell is a great choice, Butler shouldn't pass up a great opportunity if he gets the offer.



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:35 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

the collapse of the colts looks more and more mythical as each day passes

GREAT HIRE 



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 5:15 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Lets go Indy! Keep Tearin it up!!




Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:37 pm
 

Report: Pagano looks at Butler, Caldwell at PIT

Come on steelrs=sb, you know Arians was fired by Art 2.  Tomlin wanted him back and Art 2 refused to renew Arians' contract.  Now the Steelers have lost Lebuea's heir apparent.  I've had this uneasy feeling about the Steelers all season.  Now a mass exodous of coaches and vetern players retiring.  Let's see how Tomlin rebuilds.  Or if Art 2 allows him to...


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