Reports from earlier in the week mentioned that the Arizona Cardinals were working to hire former Steelers DC Dick LeBeau the team’s new linebackers coach.
However, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette isn’t so sure that LeBeau will eventually end up with the Cardinals.
“Knowing what I know about Dick LeBeau, and as I said in the tweet, unless he has changed his mind he has no interest in being a position coach,” Dulac told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Wednesday. “And I don’t think he will be a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals. I’m not even sure he’ll end up there.”
According to Dulac, there is a better chance of LeBeau taking a job with the Titans than him relocating to Arizona.
“I’m not so sure he is going to go to the desert,” Dulac said. “I believe there’s a chance he could end up in Tennessee, which is three hours from Cincinnati, but I don’t believe he will go to Arizona. But if he does, trust me, it won’t be as a linebackers coach.”
Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean has maintained that he believes the Titans are still “in play” for LeBeau’s services, so there could be something to this idea.
Both the Cardinals and Titans make sense for LeBeau based on the fact that he has ties to both coaching staffs. On top of that, Arizona and Tennessee both employ a 3-4 defense, so the transition for him would be as easy as any.
We’ll have more updates regarding LeBeau and where he could end up as the news is available.