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Bruce Arians To Stay With Steelers For Another Year

The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reports that Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has agreed to a one-year deal to stay with the Steelers in 2011. La Canfora also notes that the team will probably replace both Arians and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau next offseason (with linebackers coach Keith Butler likely moving up to become defensive coordinator):

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Arians will re-sign with Pittsburgh for another year, according to the source, as LeBeau has done this offseason. Those moves will ensure that the crux of coach Mike Tomlin's staff is in place for the 2011 season, though the team will likely be looking for new coordinators in 2012.

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Arians' departure, if it happens, will be greeted with relief by many Steelers fans, who disagree with his play-calling and his focus on passing rather than the running game. (SB Nation Pittsburgh's Sam Wilmoth defends Arians here.) LeBeau is highly-regarded in Pittsburgh and few fans will be happy to see him leave, but he is in his 70s, so his retirement will have to come sometime.

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