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Jooser
01-19-2010, 01:35 PM
Per PPG today:


Steelers close to hiring special teams coach

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers are close to hiring a new special teams coordinator -- Al Everest, who spent the past three seasons in a similar role with the San Francisco 49ers.

Everest, 59, has visited with Coach Mike Tomlin and is expected to reach agreement with the team to replace Bob Ligashesky, who was fired after the season.

Everest's contract was not renewed by the 49ers, who hired Kurt Schottenheimer as his replacement.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10019/10 ... z0d5413Zd8 (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10019/1029370-100.stm#ixzz0d5413Zd8)


There's change you can believe in people.... :roll:

Slapstick
01-19-2010, 01:37 PM
Everest's STs perfromed well in New Orleans...

I like a guy who has the balls to call a reverse on a KO return...

RuthlessBurgher
01-19-2010, 02:16 PM
If we sign Everest to be our special teams coach, then we have to draft Terrence Cody in the first round, right? Cody was already an accomplished FG blocker on the college level, but imagine how much better he could be if Mount Cody was coached up by Mount Everest!

Okay, that was pretty bad...

costanza2k1
01-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Per PPG today:


Steelers close to hiring special teams coach

Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers are close to hiring a new special teams coordinator -- Al Everest, who spent the past three seasons in a similar role with the San Francisco 49ers.

Everest, 59, has visited with Coach Mike Tomlin and is expected to reach agreement with the team to replace Bob Ligashesky, who was fired after the season.

Everest's contract was not renewed by the 49ers, who hired Kurt Schottenheimer as his replacement.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10019/10 ... z0d5413Zd8 (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10019/1029370-100.stm#ixzz0d5413Zd8)


There's change you can believe in people.... :roll:


Why the rolly eyes? What's wrong with this change? Everest's STs have been solid, in fact in this area everyone is ripping into Singletary in hiring a lesser coach.

ikestops85
01-19-2010, 03:03 PM
I'm sorta wondering why his contract wasn't renewed by the 49ers. Does anybody know?

costanza2k1
01-19-2010, 03:11 PM
I'm sorta wondering why his contract wasn't renewed by the 49ers. Does anybody know?

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/ ... st-mystery (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/13223/around-the-nfc-west-everest-mystery)

Around the NFC West: Everest mystery
January, 19, 2010
JAN 19
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By Mike Sando
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee quotes 49ers coach Mike Singletary as saying the team has made finding a return specialist a high priority this offseason. Singletary also indicated that a personal matter led to Al Everest's departure as special-teams coach, stressing that the botched reverse at Seattle wasn't the reason for a change. Singletary: "If I was that shallow as a coach, I need to be out of the game. It was just something that Al needs to take care of." Everest subsequently interviewed with the Steelers for their job as special-teams coach.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says new 49ers special-teams coach Kurt Schottenheimer held the same job with the Chiefs when 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was a top special-teams player for Kansas City. Maiocco: "Schottenheimer was out of coaching in 2009. He said he studied the principles of the spread offense in visits to Texas A&M and Illinois. He is defensive coordinator this week at the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, so he is getting a head start evaluating draft-eligible players."

Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News quotes Singletary as saying Everest was "doing a fine job" for the 49ers. Why, then, would the 49ers let his contract expire, allowing Everest to surface as a candidate with the Steelers? Singletary was vague.

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle quotes Singletary this way on Everest: "I think Al was doing a good job during the year, but there were some things I had to deal with personally. It was just something Al needed to take care of. I had to let him go.

feltdizz
01-19-2010, 03:12 PM
I'm sorta wondering why his contract wasn't renewed by the 49ers. Does anybody know?
I think someone said he called a reverse on a KR and they fumbled the xchange. The HC wasn't in on it and was po'ed. Singletary... doesn't like surprises.

Sugar
01-19-2010, 03:27 PM
I hope the "personal issues" that had to be dealt with weren't things like emailing porn to the whole league. :HeadBanger

Shawn
01-19-2010, 04:16 PM
Singleton always appeared to me to be just on the inside line of unstable. He is certainly a guy that likes to run the show and doesn't like surprises. I believe the reverse played a HUGE role. I think words were exchanged and possibly Everest had enough. It's anyone's guess but his STs were certainly better than ours.

RuthlessBurgher
01-19-2010, 04:20 PM
Singleton always appeared to me to be just on the inside line of unstable. He is certainly a guy that likes to run the show and doesn't like surprises. I believe the reverse played a HUGE role. I think words were exchanged and possibly Everest had enough. It's anyone's guess but his STs were certainly better than ours.

A guy with eyes like this being unstable?

http://www.desipio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/mike-singletary-eyes.jpg

:lol:

Shawn
01-19-2010, 04:28 PM
Hard to believe...I know. :lol:

phillyesq
01-20-2010, 12:48 AM
I saw this posted elsewhere, apparently from the USC website. Sounds pretty encouraging:


Everest spent 2000-05 as the special teams coordinator of the New Orleans Saints.

In 2004, 5 of his players won NFC Special Teams Player of the Week awards, punter Mitch Berger was in the Pro Bowl, :shock: John Carney tied the team single game field goal record, Michael Lewis set the team career mark for punt returns and the Saints returned 2 kickoffs for touchdowns.

In 2003, Carney set the team record for consecutive field goals, Berger led the league in net punting and the Saints blocked a field goal in 3 consecutive games.

He was named NFL Special Teams Coach of the Year in 2002 as his unit had 3 TD returns, 5 blocked kicks and an interception. That year, Carney set a club season scoring record, Lewis established an NFL season standard for kickoff/punt return yards and the Saints set the team season punt return coverage record.

Prior to that, he was with the Cards. He has 28 years of football coaching experience.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-20-2010, 12:58 AM
I'm sorta wondering why his contract wasn't renewed by the 49ers. Does anybody know?

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/ ... st-mystery (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/13223/around-the-nfc-west-everest-mystery)

Around the NFC West: Everest mystery
January, 19, 2010
JAN 19
9:32
AM ET
Email Print Share
By Mike Sando
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee quotes 49ers coach Mike Singletary as saying the team has made finding a return specialist a high priority this offseason. Singletary also indicated that a personal matter led to Al Everest's departure as special-teams coach, stressing that the botched reverse at Seattle wasn't the reason for a change. Singletary: "If I was that shallow as a coach, I need to be out of the game. It was just something that Al needs to take care of." Everest subsequently interviewed with the Steelers for their job as special-teams coach.

Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says new 49ers special-teams coach Kurt Schottenheimer held the same job with the Chiefs when 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was a top special-teams player for Kansas City. Maiocco: "Schottenheimer was out of coaching in 2009. He said he studied the principles of the spread offense in visits to Texas A&M and Illinois. He is defensive coordinator this week at the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando, so he is getting a head start evaluating draft-eligible players."

Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News quotes Singletary as saying Everest was "doing a fine job" for the 49ers. Why, then, would the 49ers let his contract expire, allowing Everest to surface as a candidate with the Steelers? Singletary was vague.

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle quotes Singletary this way on Everest: "I think Al was doing a good job during the year, but there were some things I had to deal with personally. It was just something Al needed to take care of. I had to let him go.

Coach Singletary is confusing me. Why would Al have to take care of something if Coach Singletary had "some things I had to deal with personally". And then he had to let Al go?

Only thing I can think of is that Singletary was sleeping with Al's wife, and Al found out. So he had to let Al go.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!

papillon
01-20-2010, 01:32 AM
Ummmm...Look here (http://www.planetsteelers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10278) :P

Pappy