Despite the Steelers’ defensive struggled this season, Dick LeBeau’s defensive unit isn’t ready to blame him for their shortcomings this season.
“Somebody has to take the blame,” linebacker LaMarr Woodley said per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “That’s just the way it is when you’re having a bad season. Last season I was the one to take the blame. It comes with the territory. Now people want to blame the defensive coordinator.”
“There’s nothing anyone can say outside our group about coach LeBeau that bothers us,” safety Ryan Clark said. “We know what kind of man he is. We know want kind of work he puts into us not just as football players but as men. We don’t have to defend him. His resume speaks for itself.”
LeBeau has been one of the best defensive coordinators in the modern day NFL. Pittsburgh problem is they simply need to get younger.