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Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

Posted on: January 23, 2011 4:28 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

We hear all the time about players who are potential free agents. (Case in point: Peyton Manning, who doesn't have a contract for 2011 ... yet.) But what about the coaches? Case in point: Dick LeBeau, who's contract will reportedly expire following the 2010.

LeBeau, the Hall of Fame player (there's a distinction, and he's in for playing, but "not for coaching") who also happened to architect Pittsburgh's vaunted defense, will be a free agent after this season, according to ESPN.

There appear to be three possible outcomes from LeBeau hitting the market. One, he returns to the Steelers. Two, he retires. And three, he heads to Arizona.

The return to Pittsburgh is obvious, because he's had so much success there and the personnel in place is ideal for his system.

The retirement is a possibility because, as youthful as LeBeau still looks, he's 73.

And Arizona makes sense, because the Cardinals were terrible on defense in 2010, have former Steelers coaches Ken Wisenhunt and Russ Grimm on staff in the desert and don't currently have a defensive coordinator. (Also, old people go to the desert when they want to step away from work and play more golf, so that makes sense too.)

If LeBeau did jump to Arizona, he'd have his work cut out for him, but engineering a turnaround for that defense would be possible -- just not easy -- and would provide a pretty nice cherry on top of LeBeau's already superb career.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:36 pm
 

Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

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Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

theres only one thing that needs to be said in reply to this. you sir are a fool and know little or nothing of the steelers.



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:58 am
 

Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

You're from Philly so I should cut you some slack for being a moron, but not in this.  Tomlin has had FOUR (1,2,3,4) drafts to add to "the Chin's" team. He hasn't done to bad either: Woodley, Timmons, Spaeth, Sepulveda, Gay, Mendenhall, Dixon, Mundy, Hood, Wallace, Pouncey, Sanders, Brown.  Not to shabby for a guy "in neutral"  Sorry man, this is Mike Tomlin's team. Cowher has purposely stayed away from the Steelers and only just went back for the first time to do a couple interviews for the network in preparation for the Ravens game. Get your head out of your butt and look around. It's 2011, not 2005. Teams move on and so should you.


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Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:39 am
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Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2011 11:17 am
 

Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

Dick has already left and tried other things; including head coach of the Bengals.  He deserves to do whatever he wants but will most likely stay put until he retires.




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2011 10:42 am
 

Report: Dick LeBeau a 'free agent' after 2010

I think the Philadelphia would have been a good "next stop" for LeBeau.  The Eagles have decent personnel and ever since Jim Johnson died, the Eagles have needed someone to fill that void.  LeBeau would be perfect the get the Birds over the top to win that ever elusive Super Bowl they've been yearning for so long!


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