Dick LeBeau

Steelers Defense Late In Embracing Adaptability

My recollection of the football world of 16 years ago is not quite intimate enough to recall it, but to hear New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick tell it, there were only two teams back in 2000 that were running the 3-4 defense: the Patriots, and the Pittsburgh Steelers….



Dick LeBeau Helping Bring A Pittsburgh Feel With Him In Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans have been busy this free agency period in adding free agents, among them former Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Sean Spence a couple of days ago. Yesterday, they also added Antwon Blake to the mix. Earlier, the Titans signed Brice McCain, who played for the Steelers in 2014,…


Steelers’ Free Agent Losses Will Require Replenishing

It was just a couple of days ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers’s free agent class had been largely unscathed through most of the first week of the beginning of the new league year. But over the course of the past few days, the team has seen five of their own…


Sean Spence Departure Leaves Vince Williams As Top Reserve

The new league year began officially at 4 PM a week from yesterday. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ free agent crop did not garner a ton of interest initially, but by the close of the first full week of free agency, they had lost three of their own. The latest was inside…


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Report: Steelers Free Agent LB Sean Spence To Visit Titans

Pittsburgh Steelers unrestricted free agent linebacker Sean Spence has already visited with two teams since the start of the new league year and on Wednesday he’ll visit with a third. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Spence is scheduled to meet with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. Former Steelers linebacker…


Report: Terence Garvin To Visit Titans

Another Pittsburgh Steelers’ defender is heading to see Dick LeBeau in Tennessee. Linebacker Terence Garvin is visiting the Tennessee Titans, according to Rand Gettlin. I'm told LB Terence Garvin is visiting the #Titans tomorrow. — Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 13, 2016 This is Garvin’s second visit since hitting free agency….


Titans’ Signing Of Brice McCain A Silver Lining For Steelers

When former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Brice McCain was released earlier this offseason after spending one year of a two-year contract with the Dolphins, many fans of the Steelers suggested that the Steelers should scoop him up. McCain was close to a nobody on fans’ radar when he was initially signed…



Steelers 2015 Final Defensive Charting Notes

Sorry for putting this off, Steelers’ Nation. Didn’t want to rush our final charting of the year and now that I’ve had a couple days after the Senior Bowl, I could sort through all the data. As you probably know, we chart the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense every game and compile…



Titans Add Ex-Steelers OL Coach Grimm, CB Townsend To Coaching Staff

As coaching staffs around the NFL continue to get filled out following offseason changes, several of those spots are being filled with coaches who have connections to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last week, the Cleveland Browns hired former Steelers coaches Ray Horton and Kirby Wilson and on Tuesday, the Tennessee Titans…


Steelers Use Dime Defense To Slow Manning On Third Down

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an interesting and transformative season on defense under defensive coordinator Keith Butler, taking over after years under Dick LeBeau as the linebackers coach. LeBeau was forever hesitant to rely too much on sub-packages, and that was perhaps one of the sticking points that helped lead…


Dick LeBeau Promoted To Titans’ Defensive Coordinator

It’s been all quiet on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff front. But around the league, plenty of ex-Steelers are getting shuffled around. Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans promoted Dick LeBeau to defensive coordinator. LeBeau will also carry the title of assistant head coach. LeBeau replaces Ray Horton, also an ex-Steelers’ coach,…


Steelers Defense Played Winning Football In Denver

Though the Pittsburgh Steelers defense may have surrendered a seven-minute, 13-play, 65-yard game-winning drive in the fourth quarter against the Broncos, the truth is that they played well throughout the course of the game in spite of a couple of unfortunate, fluke-like plays that helped keep the game close. The…