View Full Version : Keith Butler STAYS!

01-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Steelers linebackers coach turns down Miami offer
Friday, January 15, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Linebackers coach Keith Butler has turned down the Miami Dolphins' offer to become their defensive coordinator and will remain with the Steelers, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Butler, 52, who has been with the Steelers for seven seasons, worked for two years in Cleveland with Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano (1999-2000). He is considered to be the person who will become the Steelers defensive coordinator whenever Dick LeBeau retires.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10015/1028525-66.stm?cmpid=steelers.xml#ixzz0chdQUiY6

01-15-2010, 11:27 AM
:party: :applaudit: :chicken:

Dino 6 Rings
01-15-2010, 11:31 AM
I wonder if he's hoping for a better gig down the line? Either way, its great to get to keep him on staff.

01-15-2010, 11:33 AM
Awesome news!

01-15-2010, 11:41 AM
I think he may know that his the man for the Job in Pittsburgh when dick lebeau retires.

At least that is my thinking.


01-15-2010, 11:46 AM
May mean that Mr. Lebeau is closer to retirement than we think...

01-15-2010, 11:47 AM
Great news !!! :tt02:

01-15-2010, 01:32 PM
May mean that Mr. Lebeau is closer to retirement than we think...

That is exactly what I get out of it. Especially because it specifically says he turned down the offer, not just that he wasn't picked. I would think Lebeau will likely retire in the year or two.

01-15-2010, 01:39 PM
good news!! :tt03::tt03::tt03:

01-15-2010, 02:20 PM
I hope Dick Lebeau stays for years to come.

Galax Steeler
01-15-2010, 02:42 PM
This is some good news I am glad Butler is staying. I think he will be the main man in a year or two.

01-15-2010, 02:59 PM
Great news!:thumbsup:

01-15-2010, 03:28 PM

01-15-2010, 03:54 PM
thats great news, thank you butler for the loyalty

01-15-2010, 04:07 PM
Thank God... I hope his constant loyalty gets rewarded.

01-15-2010, 04:25 PM
Keith "Defensive co-ordinator in Waiting" Butler - say it out loud three times and your wish may come true

01-15-2010, 04:47 PM
Whew, dont know what we would do if we lost Fichtner, Butler, AND Omar Khan

01-15-2010, 05:03 PM
Whew, dont know what we would do if we lost Fichtner, Butler, AND Omar Khan

We would be in a TIGHT SPOT!!! Glad to see ya stay coach Butler!!!!:tt03:

Tone's Toes
01-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Yeah, Butler must know Lebeau is contemplating retirement soon and he must know he's going to get the defensive coordinator job when Lebeau retires. MT must have made that promise to him or something. I can't think of any other reason to turn down going to Miami for a better job and to a team that is decent. It's not like taking the Rams job where you have no hope of turning it around soon.

01-15-2010, 09:30 PM
D coordinator in waiting?

01-16-2010, 09:01 AM


01-16-2010, 04:30 PM
The writing's on the wall here. 2010 will be Lebeau's last year.

01-16-2010, 06:24 PM
:sofunny: ...poor dolphin fans already had butler penciled in...not only that, they were counting on him bringing steeler FA's with him....:toofunny:


Do you guys think ex Steeler defensive FA's become more of a priority then others to ease the transition into his type of defense.

It just so happens that a couple make huge sense for us anyways like C.Hampton NT and R.Clark FS but even L.Foote ILB would help. Alot of coaches that join other teams seem to like to bring in some of their own. Hampton would be a great pick up, Clark atleast is a true FS and Foote is a much better ILB then Akin. This would help bring the attitude Pittsburghs defenses usually play with aswell which we sorely need.

If it's an uncapped season I could see them bring in Foote, then draft another ILB they really want like McClain/Spoon and cut/trade Crowder. I find it funny that there's a FA from Pitts at each position we need help at on defense.