The Pittsburgh Steelers have yet to announce who their new linebackers coach will be now that Keith Butler has been promoted to defensive coordinator, but it’s sounding more and more like that job will go to two coaches already on the staff.
According to a Tuesday evening report by Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are likely to promote Jerry Olsavsky to inside linebackers coach and Joey Porter to outside linebackers coach.
The move would make sense being as both are former Steelers players and both have played the position that they would be coaching.
Olsavsky has been a defensive assistant with the team for five seasons, while Porter has only been on the staff for one season. By promoting both Olsavsky and Porter the Steelers might decide that another defensive assistant might not be needed.
Butler was promoted to defensive coordinator one week ago after the team parted ways with Dick LeBeau. LeBeau told his hometown newspaper that he re-signed his position amid speculation that the Steelers forced him out. Butler had been the Steelers linebackers coach since he was hired by former head coach Bill Cowher in 2003.
#Steelers likely to promote Jerry Olsavsky to inside LB coach and Joey Porter to outside LB coach.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) January 20, 2015