Players love playing for LeBeau

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is one of the NFL's top defensive minds, and his players can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

Updated: February 1, 2006, 1:27 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Of the many translations of his French-derived surname, the one that might most aptly fit Dick LeBeau is "the beauty."

Because to Pittsburgh Steelers defenders, their ingenious and father-like coordinator is, to employ a bit of old Western Pennsylvania slang here, a real beaut.

"Probably the best man, and not just one of the best coaches, I've ever met in my life," insisted defensive end Kimo von Oelhoffen, who has played five seasons under the tutelage of LeBeau in Cincinnati ...

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