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Report: Keith Butler will return to Pittsburgh

Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:34 pm
By Josh Katzowitz

There was talk Sunday that new Colts coach Chuck Pagano, already ready to hire former Steelers assistant Bruce Arians as his offensive coordinator, wanted to nab Pittsburgh linebackers coach Keith Butler to take over the Colts defensive coordinator job.

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Butler, though, has turned down Pagano.

That’s according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, which writes that Butler will return to the Steelers as the linebackers coach.

It’s clear that Pittsburgh values Butler, because last offseason, when the Cardinals wanted to interview Butler for their defensive coordinator job, the Steelers denied Arizona’s request.

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Butler is assumed to be the heir to Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and ultimately, that job is better  than the one in Arizona, and if LeBeau plans to coach only a season or two more, staying in Pittsburgh to wait him out probably makes sense for Butler.

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Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:52 am

Report: Keith Butler will return to Pittsburgh

SHUT YOUR lips lol Dick lebeau is steeler defense will always be steeler defense.  There is a big difference from jopa and dick labeau jopa had to go out and recruit in the off season  flying from here and there and also jopa was a head coach ALOT more stuff to do then a DC. No one can figure out dick lebeau defense and until they do i say let him coach from the grave. MUCH LOVE DICK LEBEAU

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:37 pm

Report: Keith Butler will return to Pittsburgh

I am glad that Keith Butler decided to stay in Pittsburgh.  I think Dick LeBeau should watch that he doesn't turn into a Joe Paterno, in the sense that he doesn't know when to retire.  I like you Mr. Lebeau but it's time to let someone else steer the Defense.  Thank you for your loyalty and desire but let this be your last run with the D!

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