Is Nolan Waiting for LeBeau?

Update: 01.20.07 — Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Steelers have hire Vikings DC Mike Tomlin as the next head coach. Now we just have to hope they let LeBeau go and Nolan can work his magic and get LeBeau to take the trip to the West Coast. 

lebeau.png01.18.07 – It’s been what almost a week since Nolan met and interviewed Donnie Henderson and no other names have been brought in for an interview. In that same span Nolan has interviewed one person for each of the other coaching vacancies and filled both with that only candidate. In Matt Maiocco’s blog he was asked what other candidates Nolan might be waiting for or looking at and it was rumored that if Mike Timlin is hired as the next Steelers head coach he will want to bring in his own staff, which means Dick LeBeau would be an odd man out. We all know Nolan is high on the 3-4 defense and I’m not sure there is a better 3-4 defensive coordinator out there than LeBeau. Could we as Niner fans be that lucky to have a staff of Nolan, Turner, LeBeau and Singletary. Man I hope so.

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~ by 49ersNews on January 20, 2007.

74 Responses to “Is Nolan Waiting for LeBeau?”

  1. dude, that would be awwwwwwwwwwesome

  2. WOW, did you hear all the shit Rice said in his book. He has more class then that, wow i just lost a ton of respect for the man even though half the shit he is saying is the truth.

  3. O by the way, erickson that is fucking amazing, we would be lucky as hell. They should all have some good contracts because even if we get LeBeau this year we could see him or another coach go for the head job the year after.

  4. Actually, I was thinking that it would be nice if we could get Dick LeBeau. He has done an awesome job in Pittsburgh. We would be a powerhouse if we could get him. But, it looks more likely that Russ Grimm will be hired in Pittsburgh, which means that LeBeau will likely stay. Even if Tomlin does get hired, why get rid of such a great defensive coordinator? Still, it would be awesome if this worked out.

  5. yea that wouold be a great fit

  6. This would be the gift of all gifts because this guy knows defense and he knows how to shape young talent. During his time with the steelers he has shown a knack for getting his players to know their role and know when to step up. LeBeau would be perfect and the fact that we are kind of rebuilding our D this year will attract him to us.

  7. Well it’s only a chance that Pittsburg will hire Timlin, and even if they do, what kind of idiot would replace LeBeau?

  8. Yooooooo, that’s what I’m talking about lets make it happen nolan why do it have to be luck to have that whole staff.

    This should help us get us back to our winning tradition and become a dynasty once again!

  9. Man, the Steelers would be making a giant mistake in dumping Lebeau. This would be almost to good to be possible. The other factor is that a lot players (especially non-drafted ones) are very loyal to the coaches who brought them into the league. If LeBeau comes to the Niners the NFC West will be the toughest division in the NFC in two years time. So let’s all hope Tomlin will be hired.

  10. YO THE REAL BAAQI,didnt i say that shit the last weak about ,a pipe dream with lebeau.and the the other day i said wade phillips too if shotinhiemer got released.

  11. If Nolan hires Lebeau, it would be GAME OVER for the rest of the league. The 49ers would have to add another trophy case for all the Championships that hiring would produce.

  12. lets not get too excited guys, nothing happened yet. are the ravens keeping their whole staff? i was thinking since nolan loves the ravens and were one of the top people linked to adaelus thomas, maybe we would go after the ravens dc. hes doing a hell of a job over there

  13. Nolan, having Lebeau on staff would be great and then look out NFL for the 49ers in Super Bowl next year.

  14. The defensive coordinator for the Ravens has WAY MORE talent than LeBeau to work with. Think of all of the stars on the Ravens defense then compare each position to the Steelers. The Ravens owner loves the defense and has forked over MAJOR bucks to keep it that way…it isn’t even close on the pay grade when you compare these two defenses. I would rather have LeBeau. Coaching only goes so far…then you have to have SOME talent to work with.

  15. i really agree with ryan on this one.haveing dick lebeau would really help us.but i thought we would try to get rex ryan since he has ties with mike nolan and would be cheaper.but then i thought why would any off them want to leave where they are at now.rex ryan has the talent to work with and would be less stressfull to stay in baltimore.in stead of drafting and molding a defense together.and the dick lebeau knows how to work the players from the steelers.if we get any of them i would be happy.but i take the more experianced coach (dick lebeau) over rex ryan.

  16. Dont hold your breath…looks likely that Grimm will get the Steelers job and LeBeau will probably stay under contract, which means that we are still without a defensive coordinator.

  17. What happened to the Dom Capers talk?

  18. I got to give it to you jerry you said it might be a pipe dream and look what might happen, and some how or another I say some pipe dreams can come true.

  19. Capers resigned a min. ago

  20. Why havn’t we gone after Lewis formerly of the Giants. I heard he was a good coordinator and was up for some head coaching jobs last year wasn’t he.

  21. WHY IS CAPERS STILL UP FOR THE MIAMI COACHING JOB!

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  23. luckier than carmen electra’s dildo

  24. Hey, the STEELER JUST HIRED TOMLIN…maybe we are that lucky. This guy (LeBeau) has a MUST HIRE sign over his head right now.

  25. PLEEEEEEASE NOLAN…. Give LaBeau what ever he wants.

  26. Great news – LeBeau should be available now with Grim bringing in his 4-3 cover 2. Go get’m Nolan.

  27. Who is Grim? Is he already a member of the steelers organization or is he someone that Tomlin is going to bring in?

  28. Billy Davis just got hired for the arizona linebacker job…haha..what joke.

  29. Tomlin is running the Tampa 2. Dick LeBeau should be on the way out, let’s just hope Whisenhunt doesn’t take him to the desert.

  30. Now ESPN is saying “Tomlin says reports of him being head coach aren’t true”…what is up with that? Make up your mind for crying out loud.

  31. MAYBE IF DICK LEBEAU comes here .maybe some of there players will fallow too.since there gonna run a cover two.

  32. hey mr nolan dont wait to long.he will be gone in a few days,if that,IF THE STEELERS RELEASE HIM,but there is still a good chanse that he will stay with them.

  33. Now dude is saying that the reports of him taking the job is not true, what the fuck is going on first USC quarterback coach says he didn’t accept the raiders job now this I wish they stop playing games and take these jobs so we can come up on lebeau but what fucks me up is they know damn well they want the fuckin job!

  34. I just heard on tv that Tomlin said its not true, that the story was false

  35. Man fuck that nolan shoudn’t wait for who ever gets hired as steelers coach he should go full steam at lebeau and show him how much he’s wanted in san francisco.

    We need a defensive coordinator going into the senior bowl so our staff can be set, everybody else is hiring offensive and defensive coordinators left and right NOLAN GET YOUR ASS ON THE PHONE WITH LEBEAU AND GET HIM IN SAN FRANSICO GOD DAMIT!

  36. I ment GOD DAMNIT!

  37. ye before the vikings and arizona start calling him

  38. I agree with that…we would be really dumb to think that we are the only team looking at the steelers situation with great interest because of LeBeau. There are plenty of other teams that are in the market for a new defensive coordinator. We really need to get on top of this.

  39. mortenson just confirmed it’s tomlin.

    now we wait to see if there’s staff shake up

  40. in that picture he looks like norv turners step brother.lol!

  41. and the page turns again, http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_489602.html

  42. reports today are saying Grimm is the one getting offered the steeler job.

  43. Now is the time for us to pursue LeBeau and not take no for an answer….can any of you remember the last time a Steeler team had less than a B grade defense….I know I can’t.

  44. Tomlin was not hired by the stealers, just saw it on NFL network

  45. i guess ill wait till after the seniorbowl.maybe they will hire someone from the high school football team or maybe woopy goldberg.

  46. I LOVE BEING ABLE TO SAY THIS….GET OVER JIM MORA….THE SEAHAWKS HIRED HIM AS A SECONDARY COACH!!! So forget about it. He would have been a horrible fit anyways.

  47. Nolan is obviously waiting to hire a deffensive coordinator for a reason…. Does this mean LeBeau? Who knows… But he is waiting till other teams get their new head coaches in so he can pounce on whom ever is released and is a solid canidate. You cant just go after these coaches without permission from their current teams.

  48. What is the fuckin deal,who is the coach for the pittsburg steelers and what’s up nolan did you hit up lebeau and let him know that he’s wanted as the defensive coordinator in san fransico, times a wasting doggy you bullshiting.

    With all this shit going on, tomlin is the steelers coach, no grimm just got offered the job, think about it this seems like it’s a big mix up and that might make lebeau say fuck this I’m out so NOLAN STOP FUCKING AROUND AND GET LEBEAU IN THERE LIKE RYAN SAID DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

  49. AS A MATTER OF FACT LETS FIND SOME WAY TO GET LEBEAU’S NUMBER OR THE STEELERS ORGANIZATION NUMBER AND WE ALL INDIVIDUALLY GIVE HIM A CALL, NOLAN SAID HE’S WAITING BUT LEBEAU NEEDS TO HEAR HOW MUCH HE’S WANTED BY ALL OF US NINERHOLICS AND THE HE’LL SAY ALRIGHT LET ME GET MY ASS IN SAN FRANSICO!

  50. See, Baaqi understands the urgency of the matter.

  51. WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU! WE WANT LEBEAU!

  52. Yo ryan and (the real adam) CAN WE MAKE IT ANY MORE CLEAR THAN THIS jerry started calling the pipe dream HELL, ALL OF US IN HERE HAD EXPRESSED ON HOW WE FEEL ABOUT LEBEAU, LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    And by the way did yall see the best top ten superbowl drives in espn yesterday, WELL GUESS WHO WAS IN 3RD ALL TIME AND 1ST ALL TIME (THE MUTHA FUCKIN 49ERS BABY) LET’S GET BACK TO GLORY AND DOMINANCE AND WITH LEBEAU WE’LL BE MAKING A HELL OF A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!

    GO NINERS!

  53. Agreed, the best 3-4 cooridinator out there. LeBeau makes losers look like stars. Have you noticed how well players do on his defenses, but when they leave they suck? That’s what he brings to the table. I saw that top 10 too, it was great. We’ll be there again soon and Alex Smith is going to step up and surprise a lot of his critics, one being Jerry Rice.

  54. I agree brandon and with norv turner helping alex smith maybe he can break out to a monster season and for the rest of his carrer.

    I was critical at times of alex smith but he turned around his game by throwing less interceptions and more touchdowns and maybe he can be the next troy aikman even though I hate to compare alex to him because if it wasn’t for that offensive line troy wouldn’t be who he is, emmit damn sure wouldn’t be who he is and micheal (CRACK ASS) irvin wouldn’t be who he is either.

    Alex is more athletic than aikman and back to lebeau his 3-4 scheme would go real fuckin good with out D and expecially if we get landry or if not somebody real solid on D.

  55. Yeppers, if we get LeBeau also, we could DEFINATELY use a killer SS that can play all over the field like LeBeau’s current Polamalu. Who’s that one really good safety coming out of the draft again? I think that guy from the Ravens has the same last name…

  56. The niners seem to be making all of the right moves these days, but if they want to show that they are really committed to making the team get back to greatness then they need to do what they have to.

  57. Basically that means get LeBeau because if you’re bringing in Henderson and are going to think he is going to get our defense fired up again and running then you’re wrong…BIG TIME!!! It is LeBeau…that’s it…there is the target, so do what must be done to acquire him.

  58. I’m going OFF!!! I was just thinking…if Matt Millen hired and fired this guy then (Henderson) he can’t be anything that is worth us trying to salvage.

  59. Does anyone actually read responses that are all in CAPS?

  60. I DO! I GOT A SMALL SCREEN ON MY LABTOP SO I DONT HAVE TO LOOK SO CLOSE.

  61. sign asaunte samual please,turn to espn im pretty sure they’ll show samuel breaking up passes and returning an interception for TD to put the pats up by 21.sign this guy,him and walt harris,…speechless.

  62. i dont think he will leave the pats.but it would be nice to see him in a niner jersey.

  63. i dont think we are going to get anyone with a high prise we will get some one that sucks who used to be a first round pick,like last year with sammy davis.we are trying to be like a copy cats of the pats!we will spend all our money on our draft picks and left over former first round busts like the pats or over the hill players like usual.thats been the reality of the niners the last two years.so fallow the paterns of the past.

  64. REALITY SUCKS!WE WILL GET SOMEONES LEFT OVER COACH FROM THE NFL OR COLLEGE TOO! SPECIALLY IF WE WAIT TILL AFTER THE SENIORBOWL!

  65. What about Spencer? Isn’t he suppose to be getting better each year?

  66. Asaunte Samuel or Nate Clements, both are the closest to shut down that we can get. Also Adalius Thomas at OLB and some one BIG up front to plug the middle, we’ll have some money to throw around this offseason, cant wait to see what happens….. 11-5 next season baby!

  67. SPENCER IS A GOOD CORNER! AS A SECOND OR(I THINK BEST)THIRD CORNER,( DEPENDING ON WHO WE ARE PLAYING)AT THE TIME.ASK ARIZONA OR PHILLY!

  68. O YE…. ADALIUS THOMAS WILL GET THE FRANCHIZE TAG AND WE WONT TOUCH THAT GUY.WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT GETTING JAMAL LEWIS OR SHAUN SPRINGS WHEN THE REDSKINS RELEASE HIM AFTER THE REDSKINS GET A.CLEMENTS AND THE PATS PUT THE TAG ON SAMUELS.

  69. Asante just made his stock soar after that game.

  70. HE WAS TY LAWS REPLACEMENT SO HE AINT GOING NOWHERE!!!

  71. finely the colts win,its like the niners beating the packers almost,except we didnt go to the superbowl.

  72. Wow, so the Steelers went with Tomlin after all. I wasn’t expecting that. There is definitely a chance that LeBeau is on his way out, especially since Tomlin has his own style of defense. I hope Nolan makes LeBeau an offer he can’t refuse. Because you just know Wisenhunt will try to bring him to Arizona, which means he would drastically improve that defense, which means Arizona would be unstoppable. Which means the Niners are screwed. PLEASE Nolan, do whatever it takes to get this guy!!!

  73. If we do land LeBeau (IF) then the Steelers will need to bring in players that fit the mold of TB, CHI, Minn, ect. In an article for Foxsports, they were wondering about two players that fit the 3-4 perfectly and will not fit the Cover 2 4-3 defense Mike Tomlin prefers. They are Safety Troy Polumalu and Nosetackle Casey Campton. Would anyone object to having any of these guys (or other steeler players) on our team
    Did read that LeBeau might stay but the report was only speculating and did not confirm anything.

  74. WELL IT’S OVER NOLAN BULLSHITED!

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