While Mike Tomlin wanted Todd Haley back as his offensive coordinator for the 2015 season, he did not feel the same way with longtime defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers had the tough choice to make.
On Saturday afternoon, Steve Stout of the Urbana Citizen (a local paper in Ohio, the town LeBeau grew up in), broke the news that LeBeau and the Steelers agreed to part ways after the 2014 season.
“I’m resigning this position, not retiring,” LeBeau, 77, said in an exclusive interview with the Daily Citizen. “I had a great run in Pittsburgh. I’m grateful for all the things that have happened to me and thankful for all the support I had in Pittsburgh.”
This news is coming off the team's early elimination in the AFC Wild Card Game; a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Tomlin had told the media that he hadn't committed to LeBeau returning, whereas in the past, he was always confident that his longtime coordinator would be back.Read more... Join the Conversation...