Dick LeBeau


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Steelers vs. Bengals Highlights: Watch Antwon Blake Get Burnt Like Toast

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau always said that two of the three main things he always preached to his defense was not to get beat deep and always tackle the catch. Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Steelers cornerback Antwon Blake and safety Mike Mitchell failed to deliver on both of…


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Steelers Defensive Charting: First Three Quarters Of Season

– Not counting any pre-snap penalties, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has seen the field for 810 snaps in 2015. That puts them on pace for exactly 1080 snaps on the season. – The Steelers have been in nickel 531 times. They’ve been in base 3-4 246 times. Percentage-wise, that’s nickel…


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Will Allen Highlights Secondary’s Increased Role As Blitzers

Secondary blitzes were once a pretty notable part of Dick LeBeau’s defense with the Pittsburgh Steelers, particularly at its peak around the time of the team’s most recent Super Bowl appearance. All of the other pieces were in place to make the blitz of a defensive back most effective, and…


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Steelers Film Room: Brandon Boykin’s INT Against Colts

The mantra for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense has been pretty simple: average from a talent/personnel standpoint but they work hard and are generally opportunistic. We saw that again early on Sunday night on Brandon Boykin’s first quarter interception. It was scheme and talent being married together to create a splash…


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Bye Week Rethink: Taking Stock Of Keith Butler’s Defense

Today is Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are not playing. They are not playing tomorrow, either, nor did they already play on Thursday. The 6-4 franchise is entering its long awaited and much needed bye week after 10 straight games. With not much else going on, it would figure to…


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Steelers Film Room: Fire X Coverage

We’ve written about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Fire X blitz before. It was a staple of Dick LeBeau’s attack, even if it was one phased out towards the end. Our attention usually is on the blitz itself and less on the coverage. We’ll talk about the blitz briefly here but I…