Sunday, January 29, 2012
Steelers will lose another coach to Colts
By Jamison Hensley
There's a full-blown AFC North reunion going on with the Indianapolis Colts' coaching staff this year.
The Colts plan to hire Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler as their defensive coordinator, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In his nine years with Pittsburgh, Butler has been instrumental in the development of three Pro Bowl linebackers: James Farrior, James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley.
This comes a day after the Colts added former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to run their offense. So, new Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, the former Ravens defensive coordinator, is bringing along two Steelers coaches to run his offense and defense.
But the AFC North ties run deeper than that. Pagano, Arians and Butler were together on Butch Davis' Browns coaching staff for two seasons (2001-02). I'm still trying to figure out how the Bengals play a part in this so every AFC North team is represented in this weekend's Colts coaching moves.