Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau resigns from job

January 10, 2015

Longtime Steelers’ defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, one of the most respected defensive minds in the NFL, has resigned from his position, it was announced today.

“We want to thank Dick for his many years of service with the team and all that he has done for this organization,” said Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin. “His coaching helped lead us to many successful seasons and championships. We are very appreciative of his efforts, and we wish him well.”

LeBeau had been with the organization for 16 seasons, including serving as defensive coordinator from 1995-96 and from 2004-14. He was also the team’s secondary coach from 1992-94. In his 13 years as defensive coordinator the Steelers have finished in the top-five in total defense 11 times, five of those times the team had the top overall ranked defense.

However, in recent years, as the Steelers' veteran nucleus has aged and lost key personnel, Pittsburgh's defensive performance has understandably slipped a bit.
In his 13 seasons as the Steelers’ defensive coordinator, the team won seven division championships, four AFC Championships and two Super Bowls, while making the playoffs a total of nine times.

The Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs last week after losing to the Baltimore Ravens.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com

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