On one hand, it is comforting to know that Keith Butler will remain in Pittsburgh for one more season as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebackers coach. On the other, Butler manning that particular post before he assumes the role as the team’s defensive coordinator will keep defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky from moving up the coaching food chain.
As far as interested candidates are concerned, the Bills might have a solid and experienced one in the form of Olsavsky.
Before Olsavsky started his professional coaching career with the Steelers in 2010, he coached the linebackers at Youngstown State University for seven seasons (2003-2009). In addition to his professional coaching experience, Olsavsky was also a linebacker and special teams contributor during his nine-year career with the Steelers (1989-1997).
With LeBeau and Butler still in town, Olsavsky might have to leave Pittsburgh to receive any sort of promotion. As sad as it would be to see a long-time Steeler head elsewhere, I give Olsavsky credit for weighing his options like the one in front of him in Buffalo.