Most NFL observers don’t believe there’s a chance Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will entertain leaving Pittsburgh at the end of the season.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN differs from this conventional wisdom dramatically.
In a chat for ESPN.com Wednesday, Mortensen writes that he believes LeBeau will give leaving for Arizona “serious consideration.” Asked to estimate LeBeau’s chances of leaving, Mort said 50.5% — for the Cardinals. (That came in response to a question asking if there was only a .5% chance of LeBeau leaving.)
Mort’s answer is surprising for a few reasons. His ESPN cohort Sal Paolantonio said on PFT Live this week there was no chance LeBeau would leave.
LeBeau seemed to say he was staying put in an excellent profile by Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com last week. Marvez believes LeBeau has already committed to returning.
“We’re pretty busy still. That’s a good thing,” LeBeau said. “We’re looking forward to getting things done this year and seeing if we can get a little better on defense next year.”
That doesn’t sound like a man ready to leave town, but at least one reporter believes LeBeau will strongly consider a move.