Dick Lebeau
Former Detroit Lions cornerback Dick Lebeau stands with his bust after being accepted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio August 7, 2010 Reuters

Dick LeBeau left the Pittsburgh Steelers as the defensive coordinator but clearly said that he’s only resigning from the position from the team and not retiring. Less than a day after leaving the post, there are reports that the veteran defensive coach is already talking with the Arizona Cardinals and their head coach Bruce Arians, who apparently is convincing LeBeau to join the squad.

The 77-year-old LeBeau left Pittsburgh after 11 seasons helping them to Super Bowl wins in 2006 at Super Bowl XL and in 2009 at Super Bowl XLIII. LeBeau is known as for his zone blitz that has been well known with NFL teams that uses the 3-4 defensive scheme and primarily used by the Steelers the past years.

“I’m resigning this position, not retiring,” LeBea, who has been the NFL for a total of 56 years, as a player and as a coach, said to urbanacitizen.com. “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.”

LeBeau has been a member of five NFL franchises as mentor being a special teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles (1973 to 1975), defensive back field coach for the Green Bay Packers (1976 to 1979), various roles for the Cincinnati Bengals (1980 to 1991 and 1997 to 2002) and head coach of the plus Bengals (2000 to 2002) plus being an assistant for the Buffalo Bills (2003), LeBeau’s stint with the Steelers helped the franchise consistently belong to the best defensive teams in the league.

Todd Bowles, last season’s defensive coordinator for the Cardinals, is reportedly being wooed as head coach by other teams and the Cardinals are looking to hire the veteran LeBeau in place of Bowles. It remains to be seen how successful will LeBeau’s 3-4 be with Arizona, which is pegged to have the personnel to run the defensive scheme.

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