Guys, it's not like he's a young highly touted coordinator in the prime of his career. LeBeau is at the end of his career.He's 76 years old and his coaching career is coming to an end.
How does him coaching another year or two benefit this team? It doesn't in my opinion.
I think it's time to let Butler take the reigns and let LeBeau stay on as some sort of consultant.
Let Butler have an impact on the upcoming draft which should be defensive heavy for us.
This reminds me of the bad decision to keep Aaron Smith and Farrior an extra year.
It's a business, LeBeau doesn't coach for free.
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Last edited by pittpete; 01-26-2014 at 11:42 PM.
It's simple,....bring aboard a true and or total package GM or Head Coach and stop mouth forking the draft every single year. I honor Coach Lebeau and believe that the man is not senile by any means.
He is given horse ish and told to make a gourmet meal and yet still,.... operates.
Is he really wrong for not taking a "hometown discount" because he is concerned for the sake of his Family's Legacy and future ?
Why should he do so at this point in his life ?,... to compensate for the failings, poor planning, poor management and pride of lesser men whom he always served with distinction ?
Perhaps,....but somehow i think that he (Troy) does his job as though he is doing it for the Lord. And if the Lord says stand fast,...then stand fast.
As I have said, as far as the players, do you really think a "legendary" def coord who has tremendous respect and status in the organization has no say on the players being brought in to play defense? Really?
Honestly, I think the best thing that could happen for ALL parties is for Lebeau to ANNOUNCE that this is his last season. Maybe that's what he needs to be convinced of. Then no one has to force anyone out. And I think the players would do everything they could to send him out on a positive note. The players love him. They'd want to send him out on top. IMO, it would be an unfortunate ending to a marvelous career to have to be forced out.