Report: Titans Have Yet To Ask Permission To Speak To Keith Butler

For those worried that Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler might be the target to become the new defensive coordinator of the Tennessee Titans, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports on Wednesday that as of noon, Ken Whisenhunt asked permission to interview him.

Butler is of course under contract for the 2014 season and the previous two times that Whisenhunt tried to hire him away when he was with the Arizona Cardinals, the Steelers denied blocked that from happening as Butler was under contract both of those times.

Most of the speculation right now is that the Titans will go after Ray Horton to be their defensive coordinator. Horton of course worked with Whisenhunt in Arizona and has been granted permission by the Cleveland Browns to interview for any and all open coaching jobs around the league.

  • T R

    But Ian Rappaport said….

  • steeltown

    Man the coaching carousel is insane, no wonder these Teams cant ever get over the hump.. Cleveland’s Defense is starting to look legit and now Horton might possibly go elsewhere, same with Cincinnati and Zimmer who is now on his way to Minnesota.

  • Mr. Man

    There have been no official word that Dick LaBue is coning back, that may be because he is not and this is the year Butler take over.

  • Jollyrob68

    He normally takes a couple weeks off the decides and they give him that opportunity.

  • srdan

    And it’s finally catching up with teams. Cleveland is having legitimate issues right about now.

    I read on a bunch of sites that all candidates are being warned to stay away from Banner by their colleagues. But nobody even has to say anything.

  • HopalongCassidy

    Dick’s probably out on a golf course somewhere shooting his age.