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Keith Butler Named New Steelers Defensive Coordinator

Former Seahawks linebacker Keith Butler has been named the new defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Butler, 58, had been the team’s linebackers coach since 2003 and had long been considered the heir apparent to Dick LeBeau, who resigned from the position. "It’s the thrill of a lifetime for me," said Butler on his promotion. "This is a dream come true for me, and it would be for a lot of people. I’m just grateful for the opportunity." Butler was selected 36th overall by the Seahawks in the 1978 NFL Draft. He started 132 of 146 games in his 10 year career (1978-1987), and finished with 813 tackles, ranking second on the ...

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Keith Butler Faces His Old Team in Super Bowl XL

Before there was "The Boz," there was the Butler. Before Lofa Tatupu was even born, Keith Butler was making big plays as a linebacker for an aggressive, opportunistic Seahawks defense. In 8 1/2 seasons, from 1978-86 and including the strike-shortened 1982 campaign, Butler averaged 95 tackles and still ranks No. 2 on the club's all-time list with 813. This week, Butler is spending his time trying to devise ways to tackle Shaun Alexander as the linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers team that will play the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL on Feb 5. "I finally make it to a Super Bowl, and who do I end up facing? My old team," Butler said Monday ...

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