In a fan chat on ESPN, AFC North Blogger Jamison Hensley admitted that he believes the end of the line could be near for Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau:
I’ll put it this way: I wouldn’t be surprised if this was LeBeau’s final season. It’s going to happen over the next year or two. When the Steelers retained Keith Butler, it showed he was the defensive coordinator in waiting. That, I feel, started the clock on LeBeau.
LeBeau is the truest definition of a “lifer” when it comes to the NFL. Since 1959,LeBeau has been in the NFL, first as a player and later as a coach. In September, he’ll turn 76 and begin his 10th-straight season with the Steelers.