TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Cardinals have already started preparing for a possible life after defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
They have talked with former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau about joining the Cardinals' staff, according to ESPN.com's Scott Brown. The 77-year-old resigned from the Steelers on Saturday but Brown reported he's leery of venturing this far west with his family rooted in the Cincinnati area.
LeBeau and Cardinals coach Bruce Arians coached in Pittsburgh together from 2004-11, and LeBeau runs a 3-4 scheme that's similar to the defense Bowles could leave behind. LeBeau's defenses were ranked in the top 5 in yards allowed per game for all but one season between 2004-12, including five years at No. 1. The past two years they dropped off to 13th in 2013 and 18th in 2014.