Steelers to honor Lebeau with road trip

Florio isn’t the only one driving to Canton this weekend.

The Steelers announced they are closing training camp to the public on Saturday so they can board buses as a team for Canton where they will watch defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Steelers have a Saturday morning practice, then will take a bus back on the same night and have practice again Sunday afternoon.

We realize that the proximity of Pittsburgh helps make the trip possible, but it’s still an amazing gesture.  It should will help make a memorable weekend for Lebeau and all his family even sweeter.

44 responses to “Steelers to honor Lebeau with road trip

  1. As a further salute to LeBeau, the bus will be a double decker Pierce Arrow Flyer with wooden spoked wheels.

  2. That’s cool. He’s a great guy. One of the top d-coordinators of all time, and was an underrated player.

  3. It’s a long time coming for LeBeau and it definitely worth a Steelers team trip. Congrats Dick LeBeau, you’ve earned it.

  4. Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! if ya never been to Canton for one of the Enshrinements, you must go once in yer life!!!!!!!!

  5. Can you imagine the kind of trim Roethlisberger can get in the roadside truckstop bathrooms from some of the whores on the way to Canton? SWEEET!

  6. That’s the way you honor a legend…I wonder if the Pats will do that for Belichek, or even pay Brady..

  7. Good reporting here. Indeed, the proximity of Pittsburgh to Canton is a factor, but this is still something special for the Steelers to do. This is the right thing for a franchise with some punks on their roster to do.
    Plus, LeBeau deserves it. Whether you look at him as a player or a coach or a coordinator, his impact upon the NFL is severe.

  8. There are many HIGHLY deserving members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dick LeBeau will be one of them. Congrats again Coach LeBeau!!!
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  9. Nice gesture. I’ll even refrain from making a “lock up your women and children” joke.

  10. Steelers to honor Lebeau by raping a couple college virgins in the men’s room. Stay classy Steelers, your fans love and support you.

  11. This is part of the Steelers mantra.
    Trust me.
    They will have a bus, but a ton of players will drive out in their own cars just for comfort.
    The Steelers are just headbangers.

  12. Man, that is a long, shitty drive from
    Pittsburgh up Rt. 30 to Canton. Lots of winding, semi-torn up two-lane road at 55 mph with slow folks driving in front of you for at least half the trip. Then they have to drive back the same day.
    They are REALLY excited about the trip anyhow.
    This might be the best evidence of LeBeau’s greatness.

  13. Geez…not one person with something negative to say about Lebeau? I am truly shocked based on the normal level of venom that comes out in the comments.
    I have to say that I never remember hearing a bad word about the man myself. That’s a bigger accomplishment than the HOF in my opinion.

  14. It’s not everyday that someone is inducted into the Hall of Fame. The fact that the entire team is going up to watch is indicative of the love and respect for Dick Lebeau within the organization.
    GO STEELERS!

  15. I’m not a fan of the Steelers, but I am a fan of LeBeau. His incredible NFL resume mandated his entry into the Hall., and I’m glad to see it, as well as the gesture.
    Well deserved!

  16. It’s really a classy way to honor Dick Lebeau.
    Can they get that whole team on a short bus?

  17. Congratulations, Coach LeBeau!! That’s a wonderful gesture–great for local area fans, too. There’s usually a good Steeler Nation turnout when someone from the team makes the Hall–although LeBeau’s well-deserved induction is for his on-field performance as a defensive back for the Lions. So glad he’s finally getting his due as a player!

  18. I mean, what’s the big deal here? I’m sure the Browns will be closing their training camp and busing over when Art Modell is inducted, right? Can I get an amen!

  19. LeBeau — long overdue.
    Ecstatic that the Steelers know how to more-than-properly honor the man and his contributions.
    Steeler football baby!

  20. This year they take the bus.
    Next year, they take the bus to honor The Bus!
    Is not Jerome Bettis eligible in ’11?

  21. Nice to see a little class from that horrible franchise…I’m sure the each and every Steeler will enjoy watching the Bengals former head coach go into the Hall of Fame.

  22. brasho says:
    August 2, 2010 9:02 PM
    Can you imagine the kind of trim Roethlisberger can get in the roadside truckstop bathrooms from some of the whores on the way to Canton? SWEEET!
    ———————————
    HAHAHAHA!!! That made my day, strong comment!! I was thinking the same thing

  23. I come here for the football info and the entertaining idiots who post here. Some of you morons really need to get a life. I find it extremely funny that Bungles and Rat-Birds fans continually try to rip on the Steelers for the actions of one player, yet have teams loaded with criminals and degenerates.
    Go Steelers and congratulations Coach Lebeau!! A much deserved and long overdue honor.

  24. They are going to have to build a new building in Canton just for the all of the Steelers in there.

  25. With all due respect to Mr. Roethlisberger and the unfortunate recent events in Nevada and Milledgeville, am I to understand that if somehow, Ben can refrain from raping anyone in the next 3 months, his suspension will be reduced to 4 games?
    Dick Lebeau is not only a HOF coach, but he should have been inducted to the HOF 25 years ago for what he accomplished as a player.
    Congrats Coach.
    You’re the best.

  26. Congrats Coach for finally getting your due respect. The guy is simply amazing! His combined player and coaching experience is awesome. Steelers doing their normal classy thing with enabling the team to attend for such a special tribute. Good job all. Steeler Nation will be there in huge numbers I am sure. Wish I could be there myself.
    Thanks to some rival fans’ nice comments here, nice show of respect! As to the other jokesters, let them spew their drivel. But they secretly wish they were Steeler fans!
    GO STEELERS!

  27. Tampa Joey, just because you were/are a college virgin, here’s a little tidbit for you- you were/are in the minority

  28. Poo Flinging Monkey says:
    August 2, 2010 10:58 PM
    I’m not a fan of the Steelers, but I am a fan of LeBeau. His incredible NFL resume mandated his entry into the Hall., and I’m glad to see it, as well as the gesture.
    Well deserved!
    ____________________________________
    This.
    I’m a Pats fan, but I love that guy. What a class guy.

  29. Damn, Deb, good job on the idiot talking BB trash instead of honoring Coach LeBeau.
    As for the B&G haters, you’ve been sucking our butts for so long, we understand the permanent bad taste in your mouths, resultant halitosis and sour remarks.
    Real Steeler fans know that a bad year here and there or bad behavior from players will not mar the paint job on the Steeler image. We also know that NFL teams and knowledgeable fans recognize them as one of the league’s most stable franchises.
    Coach LeBeau personifies the Steeler’s tough blue collar work ethic and leadership by example. When you consider his outstanding playing career along with his stellar coaching accomplishments, there is no doubt in my mind that he will be remembered as a defensive genius and NFL legend. His tactics and schemes will be taught forever.

  30. CKL says: August 3, 2010 12:03 PM
    Poo Flinging Monkey says:
    August 2, 2010 10:58 PM
    I’m not a fan of the Steelers, but I am a fan of LeBeau. His incredible NFL resume mandated his entry into the Hall., and I’m glad to see it, as well as the gesture.
    Well deserved!
    ____________________ ________________
    This.
    I’m a Pats fan, but I love that guy. What a class guy.
    ____________________________________
    I am not a Steeler fan but I do agree with you, he is a classy guy.

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