By Brad Hubbard | @bradhubbard
Hall of Famer and longtime Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator Dick LeBeau is looking for work at the age of 77. He and Steelers parted ways this weekend and believe it or not, he may not be unemployed long.
LeBeau is one of the greatest defensive coordinators that has ever coached at any level of football. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame back in 2010, played 13 years in the NFL as a defensive back and has two Super Bowl rings.
One of the things he is most known for is his refinement of the ‘zone blitz’. The ‘zone blitz’ wasn’t a ground breaking scheme until LeBeau got a hold of it. It has since become a standard part of any defensive scheme and has given quarterbacks nightmares since it’s implementation.
The best part about all this is that he is not done, even at the age of 77. Current speculation has him becoming the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator if their current coordinator Todd Bowles ends up becoming a head coach somewhere. Most people with his accomplishments would probably call it a career. But LeBeau isn’t done and he’s showing the AARP crowd that you can still innovate and be effective well into your late 70’s.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens but here at Sideline Signals, we hope LeBeau coaches for a long, long time.