Nolan Pick Up the Phone…
Update 10:28am: Well so much for that Chris Mortensen is reporting that LeBeau will stay on as Steelers defensive coordinator.
07:16am – and call Dick LeBeau.
It’s official the Steelers have hired Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin to replace Bill Cowher and with that hire Dick LeBeau is most likely out of a job. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting this.
The hiring of Mr. Tomlin will represent a radical change in at least the way the Steelers play defense. Mr. Tomlin has coached a 4-3 defense in Minnesota and is a proponent of the Cover-2 or Tampa-2 style. Dick LeBeau, in his second tenure as the Steelers’ defensive coordinator, is unlikely to remain in that capacity under a head coach who believes in the 4-3 defense.
So Nolan is you are reading this pick up the phone call LeBeau and give him anything he wants. Throw buttloads of money his way, a few complimentary Senior breakfasts from Denny’s, a lifetime of Depends, and Geritol. Because at 70 years old LeBeau may not want to make the trek over to the West Coast, but if you sweeten the deal, maybe just maybe you can coax him to the 49ers.
I know it’s a pipe dream and I’m setting myself up for a letdown, but damn if Nolan could pull this off I’ll name my next born after him.