Dick LeBeau may no longer be part of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, but he’ll never be forgotten.
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh City Council announced they would be honoring the Steelers former defensive coordinator by declaring February “Dick LeBeau Month”, according to WPXI. LeBeau was presented with the proclamation by Councilwoman Darlene Harris, as his family, several friends and James Harrison and Brett Keisel were all in attendance to watch.
The Steelers and LeBeau decided to mutually part ways in January after the team had one of the worst defensive seasons in the history of the franchise. LeBeau, who reportedly decided to resign his defensive coordinator position on the coaching staff, was replaced by former linebackers coach Keith Butler. Since parting ways with the Steelers LeBeau has said he still wants to coach and he’s been linked to positions with the Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans over the course of the last several weeks.
LeBeau, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, recorded 62 interceptions, the seventh-most in league history, during his 14-year playing career. As a coach, LeBeau has always been regarded as one of the best defensive minds in the game as well as the father of the zone blitz scheme. His career in the league as a player and coach has covered 56 years.
— Darlene Harris (@Darlene4Pgh) February 3, 2015