What is the greatest game LeBeau has called since returning to Pittsburgh in 2003?
NFL Network just aired America's Game The 2005 Steelers and en route to the Steelers 5th Super Bowl, they had to get past the big bad Indianapolis Colts who beat them soundly 5 weeks earlier on national television. They made Peyton Manning feel the pressure every time he seemed to drop back and just overwhelmed a very potent Indianapolis offense the whole day. This is one of the greatest games Dick LeBeau has ever called, in my opinion. The game plan he installed for that meeting was near perfect. Everything he planned to do to the Colts just seemed to work out exactly how it was planned and Manning was very confused the whole game, not something you see a lot. They put the heat on Peyton Manning, making him uncomfortable in the pocket, stopped the run and forced the Colts to throw it to catch up to leads of 14-3 and 21-10
So what game do you think the best one he ever called was? I'm not talking about a shutout or taking the ball away 7 or 8 times like they did against Tennessee in 2010, just what game comes to mind where everything they did just worked. An example I can think of is 2011 against New England. It wasn't the most dominating defensive performance ever, but the Steelers switched their scheme against New England they had done previously and decided to press every receiver New England put on the field and challenge them to beat them every play. The Patriots offense just never seemed to establish any rhythm all game and eventually lost. Another great one that came to mind was the 2008 Championship Game. The Ravens tried to throw the ball deep in the Steelers the first couple of series and they weren't having any of that, playing the pass and daring the Ravens to run the ball. Baltimore didn't even get a 1st down until midway through the 2nd quarter and eventually, the defense won the game en route to another super bowl