The Steelers will have a hard task ahead of them to replace Hall of Famer Dick LeBeau at defensive coordinator.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the verge of naming Keith Butler as the replacement for legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who retired last week.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Butler is in the process of finalizing a three-year contract to replace LeBeau. Butler met with coach Mike Tomlin on Monday, paving the way for the promotion.
Butler has served with the Steelers under LeBeau since 2003. In that time the Steelers have been to three Superbowls, winning Superbowl XL and XLIII. In 2008, he coached LB James Harrison, a former undrafted free agent, to become the Defensive Player of the Year.
As a LB for the Seattle Seahawks from 1978 to 1987, Butler recorded 813 career tackles, 2nd most in Seahawks history.