Listen: Butler says Tomlin also called plays when LeBeau was defensive coordinator

Keith Butler and Minkah Fitzpatrick
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Retired defensive coordinator Keith Butler says that while he wanted to call the plays on defense, he understands why head coach Mike Tomlin chose to call the plays instead.

Butler told The PM Team and Fan NFL Insider Aditi Kinkhabwala on Monday that he wasn’t the only coordinator that didn’t get to call plays.

He says that even during Dick LeBeau’s final seasons in Pittsburgh, it was Tomlin calling the defense.

“The last couple of years with Dick LeBeau, Mike was calling the plays too,” said Butler.

Butler also said while he knows he could've went to another team and had more authority, he was loyal to the Steelers organization.

Butler also believes that Steelers senior defensive assistant and secondary coach Teryl Austin will likely be the next defensive coordinator.

LISTEN to Butler's comments on The Fan below.

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