Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the Steelers organization have met over the past few days and have decided to part ways. LeBeau has agreed to resign, but is not retiring, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Sources say this is the first step as the Steelers progress with their move for a new and fresh outlook with younger players.In a statement released by the Steelers, Coach Mike Tomlin said, “We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization. His coaching helped lead us to many successful seasons and championships. We are very appreciative of his efforts, and we wish him well.”
During LeBeau’s tenure with the Steelers, Mr. LeBeau’s defense ranked No. 1 overall in the league five times and in the top five 10 times.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, LeBeau said he did not know if he will continue to coach in the NFL or elsewhere.
“I don’t even know, but I’m not retiring,” Mr. LeBeau said. “There might not be anyone interested.”