Fifty years of LeBeau

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- Thursday night the Steelers honored long-time defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau for an astounding 50 years of NFL service as a player and coach.

LeBeau was a former defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1959-72 before joining the coaching ranks. Today he is arguably the best defensive coordinator in the NFL, as his 3-4 Steelers units are annual mainstays in the top 10 in total defense.

Thursday night LeBeau will coach against a team he was once head coach for in the Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1).

Let's see what these AFC North rivals have in store for each other.