Keith Butler Remains Steelers' Coordinator-in-Waiting

LATROBE, Pa.  -- Keith Butler proves loyalty still exists in the NFL.

Butler has been the Pittsburgh Steelers' linebackers coach since 2003. He was offered the job as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator in January.

Many NFL assistants would have jumped at the chance for such a promotion, not knowing if they would get another such opportunity. But Butler turned it down for multiple reasons.

He didn't like the thought of coaching the 3-4 defense without linebackers like those in Pittsburgh.

He wanted to keep working for coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. He felt the Steelers were better equipped to win a Super Bowl.

There also were concerns about working for a new ownership group in Miami, as opposed to the stability of working for the Rooney family in Pittsburgh.