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Dick LeBeau resigns

I was surprised to hear this... You?

Where have you been? I had to work late... Oh these? Yeah, it was 'camo day' at work again .
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Dick LeBeau and Steelers part ways

Where have you been? I had to work late... Oh these? Yeah, it was 'camo day' at work again .
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I'm thinking the Steelers want somebody with more experience.

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Yea, it is kinda surprising, didn't think he'd ever want to hang it up.
Wonder if it was a "retirement" like Airens ???
Can't imagine the Steelers pushing LeBeau out the door.

... but ... ya never know?

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It was a talent problem. The last few years, they didn't run half the stuff Lebeau used to be able to pull off. Coach Lebeau is good, maybe the best d coordinator ever, but look at this:

DE Cam Heyward
NT Steve McClendon
DE Cam Thomas
OLB Jarvis Jones
MLB Ryan Shazier
MLB Lawrence Timmons
OLB Jason Worilds
CB Ike Taylor
SS Troy Polamalu
FS Mike Mitchell
CB Cortez Allen

Now, that's worse than it appears, because two of the bigger names, Troy and Taylor, are past their prime. Troy is a slightly above average strong safety now. Ike could never catch, but he can't even cover anymore. So you have one really talented guy, Timmons.

Not even Lebeau could have made chicken soup from that chicken scratch.

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On the upside, unless he's dead set on being a head coach, Rex Ryan is available.

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On the upside, unless he's dead set on being a head coach, Rex Ryan is available.
I think Keith Butler was pretty much promised the job when he wanted to leave a few years ago.......

As much as I like the 3-4, it might be worth trying to transition back to 4-3.............they do not have the D line to play a 3-4 right now per se

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They got rid of the wrong coach. And regardless of the hyperbole, they got rid of him......
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On the upside, unless he's dead set on being a head coach, Rex Ryan is available.
I think Keith Butler was pretty much promised the job when he wanted to leave a few years ago.......

As much as I like the 3-4, it might be worth trying to transition back to 4-3.............they do not have the D line to play a 3-4 right now per se
Agreed , need to go to a 4-3 .
just do not have the skill at OLB to make the 3-4 work.
Harrison is the best we got and he was retired for most of the season ,
Worilds is average , on a good day.
Jones is a HUGE ??? at best right now.
Drafting in the mid to late 20's , not going to get a "shut down corner" , if there is such a thing in this league anymore.
Need to start by getting pressure on the QB

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I'm not sure they have the skill set in the front 7 to do a 4-3, either. Most of the time anymore, they are in a sub package anyway, like nickel or dime. Let the thought of this sink in for a bit--they are going into next season with a new DC, and his BEST corner is Willie Gay. If Troy retires, Gay is now your best DB. Does anyone know a defensive scheme for that? When the secondary is like that, there is only one thing you can do, and you can do it from a 4-3 or 3-4. You blitz 7. All the time.

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Buddy Ryan, 1986 NFL Films interview"

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