PITTSBURGH - APRIL 30: Thaddeus Gibson #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers listens to Keith Butler the Linebackers coach during mini camp at the Pittsburgh Steelers Training Facility on April 30, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler was due to meet with Chuck Pagano on Tuesday to interview for the Colts defensive coordinator position.
But now, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Butler has decided to stay in Pittsburgh after meeting with Mike Tomlin and Steelers owner, Art Rooney II.
Butler's contract had expired, so he likely got a raise in his new deal to stay with the Steelers. He also is the front-runner to become Dick LeBeau's eventual successor. Regardless of the Colts new defensive coordinator, Pagano will be implementing his vision for the defense and the Colts likely transition to a base 3-4. The signing of Butler would have only solidified that notion.
Now Pagano will have to find another defensive mind who fits his mold for the future.
And so the search continues...