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steelsnis
08-23-2012, 04:42 PM
According to Jay Glazer...

toddjammin
08-23-2012, 04:43 PM
Per PFT and 937 The Fan

SteelBucks
08-23-2012, 04:46 PM
Jay Glazer is reporting the same....

fordfixer
08-23-2012, 04:47 PM
Al Everest out as Steelers’ special teams coordinator
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/23/al-everest-out-as-steelers-special-teams-coordinator/
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 23, 2012, 4:38 PM EDT


In a curious move coming just two weeks before the start of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers have made a change to their coaching staff.


The Steelers have parted ways with special teams coordinator Al Everest, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.


There’s no word yet on what transpired to result in Everest being sent packing, but suffice to say that this is highly unusual: NFL coaching staff personnel changes hardly ever happen in the middle of the preseason.


Everest was hired in January of 2010, just days after he was fired by the 49ers, and was heading into his third season as the special teams coordinator for the Steelers. This would have been his 16th season as a special teams coordinator in the NFL

Eich
08-23-2012, 04:57 PM
He must've done something nasty to get himself fired just before the start the season. I wonder if that's EVER happened to a Steelers coach before?

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2012, 05:09 PM
Steelers fire special teams coach Al Everest

Thu, Aug 23rd, 2012 by DePaoli

The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with special teams coach Al Everest, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported. Everest was hired from San Francisco following the 2009 season.

Reasons for the firing are unknown but Tomlin has been extremely disappointed with the return game.

Amos Jones who is currently the Steelers assistant special teams coach and figures to take over Everest role as special teams coordinator.

http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/steelers-fire-special-teams-coach-al-everest/51829/

flippy
08-23-2012, 05:14 PM
We want to know why?

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Mark Kaboly ‏@MarkKaboly_Trib:

Steelers special teams coach Al Everest just walked out the team facility with a handful of his belongings.

http://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib/status/238738233880621057

toddjammin
08-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Mods, if you want to combine this with the other thread, no problem. Mine must have went up at the same time as the other op. Sorry about that

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2012, 05:37 PM
Art Rooney II forced Tomlin to do it...:D

flippy
08-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Art Rooney II forced Tomlin to do it...:D

Aha. So it's been Duece calling the ST plays.

SteelBucks
08-23-2012, 05:56 PM
Wonder if they disagreed on who the PK should be. Hrapmann has looked good on FG's and kickoffs.

hawaiiansteel
08-23-2012, 06:02 PM
the official word will be that Al Everest "retired" :D

SteelBucks
08-23-2012, 06:05 PM
Which means the Colts will hire him by Sunday....

Flasteel
08-23-2012, 06:08 PM
More porn?

RuthlessBurgher
08-23-2012, 06:19 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzInY1rj9LEtOYnkRiLY6UR8wFy5u6R LBI1132oVx0v9TxwLkBJmbq-VYGVghttp://chaddonley.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/63-captain-kangaroo-mustache.jpg

Pittsburgh will always be Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood...not Captain Kangaroo's.

Seriously, though...it is interesting that Amos Jones survived the Bob Ligashesky era and now the Al Everest era.

Flasteel
08-23-2012, 06:49 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzInY1rj9LEtOYnkRiLY6UR8wFy5u6R LBI1132oVx0v9TxwLkBJmbq-VYGVghttp://chaddonley.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/63-captain-kangaroo-mustache.jpg

Pittsburgh will always be Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood...not Captain Kangaroo's.

Seriously, though...it is interesting that Amos Jones survived the Bob Ligashesky era and now the Al Everest era.

I swear I was thinking the same thing when I saw his picture on PFT. When you put them side-by-side, not so much.

I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo on TV but I am amazed at just how creepy he looks in that picture...even by 1970's standards.

With all apologies for kick a man while he's down, I think Al's picture also adds a little credence to my porn crack. He just has that perverted look in his eyes.

flippy
08-23-2012, 07:23 PM
I swear I was thinking the same thing when I saw his picture on PFT. When you put them side-by-side, not so much.

I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo on TV but I am amazed at just how creepy he looks in that picture...even by 1970's standards.

With all apologies for kick a man while he's down, I think Al's picture also adds a little credence to my porn crack. He just has that perverted look in his eyes.

Most people with staches look a little creepy.

RuthlessBurgher
08-23-2012, 07:27 PM
I swear I was thinking the same thing when I saw his picture on PFT. When you put them side-by-side, not so much.

I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo on TV but I am amazed at just how creepy he looks in that picture...even by 1970's standards.

With all apologies for kick a man while he's down, I think Al's picture also adds a little credence to my porn crack. He just has that perverted look in his eyes.

I think it might have something to do with the fact that you cannot tell whether or not the Captain actually has ears or not. Has to be one of the most unique haircuts in TV history...

I wonder if Amos Jones has ever worn Green Jeans or talked to a Moose?

http://www.steelers.com/assets/images/imported/PIT/photos/article/2010_Al_Everest_Amos_Jones.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PSdwW4_z1lE/TvVOsyBG7tI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/Ok2JFpawTD8/s1600/Captain%252BKangaroo%252Band%252BMr%252BGreen%252B Jeans.jpg


Countin' flowers on the wall, that don't bother me at all
Playin' solitaire 'til dawn, with a deck of fifty-one
Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
Now don't tell me
I've nothin' to do

calmkiller
08-24-2012, 07:59 AM
the official word will be that Al Everest "retired" :D

You beat me to it.

BradshawsHairdresser
08-24-2012, 08:37 AM
Tomlin might not have been happy with the return game, but does anyone remember the state of affairs with our STs BEFORE Everest arrived? I happen to think he did a good job turning around a previously sorry unit that seemed to regularly give up big returns.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-24-2012, 09:32 AM
Tomlin might not have been happy with the return game, but does anyone remember the state of affairs with our STs BEFORE Everest arrived? I happen to think he did a good job turning around a previously sorry unit that seemed to regularly give up big returns.

Yup. Must have been something bad.

(Good song reference, Ruth!).

fordfixer
08-24-2012, 09:49 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MXl6Kx01vPw/T7y5Fm5I1vI/AAAAAAAAAFE/2UEX-lwLSJY/s400/blame.jpg

fordfixer
08-24-2012, 09:56 AM
Steelers Announce Coaching Staff Changes

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Steelers-Announce-Coaching-Staff-Changes/e0ff8815-ee77-495c-a00a-3ba6b69c7ced

The Pittsburgh Steelers have terminated the contract of special teams coordinator Al Everest, the team announced today. Assistant special teams coach Amos Jones will assume all of the special teams responsibility, effective immediately.


“We are continually evaluating our coaching staff and support staff, and we have decided to go in a different direction with respect to the coaching of our special teams,” head coach Mike Tomlin said. “I want to thank Al for his contributions and efforts, and I wish him well in the future.”


Everest joined the team in 2010 as the special teams coordinator.

Mister Pittsburgh
08-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Tomlin was disappointed with the return game? Didn't Brown make the pro bowl last year as a return man?

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-24-2012, 12:11 PM
Was Captain Kangaroo the guy who was pawned for porn a few years ago?

More like Captain Jack if so!

feltdizz
08-24-2012, 12:59 PM
Tomlin was disappointed with the return game? Didn't Brown make the pro bowl last year as a return man?

I was thinking the same thing... Brown's jersey is in Canton for having 1,000 yards returning and 1,000 yards receiving. Something stinks...lol

phillyesq
08-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Tomlin might not have been happy with the return game, but does anyone remember the state of affairs with our STs BEFORE Everest arrived? I happen to think he did a good job turning around a previously sorry unit that seemed to regularly give up big returns.

Everest did turn around an awful unit. When Ligashesky was the ST coordinator, the coverage teams and return units were abysmal.

flippy
08-24-2012, 01:38 PM
Wonder if Tomlin's considering firing Koogs?

Sugar
08-24-2012, 01:50 PM
Everest did turn around an awful unit. When Ligashesky was the ST coordinator, the coverage teams and return units were abysmal.

My suspicion is that this has nothing to do with job performance.

hawaiiansteel
08-24-2012, 02:23 PM
My suspicion is that this has nothing to do with job performance.

the FG that was almost blocked at the end of the game where the Colts linemen simply hurdled our OL who didn't even attempt to move might have started the argument though...

hawaiiansteel
08-24-2012, 03:03 PM
Everest: 'Professional differences' reason Steelers fired him

Posted Aug. 24, 2012
By Eric Edholm

Former Steelers special-teams coach Al Everest, who was let go by the club Thursday, told Pro Football Weekly Friday morning that the move was because of "professional differences" with the club.

Everest would not specify further on the matter, saying, "Itís a professional differences deal. Iíll proceed from here. Thatís where it is right now."

It's highly unusual for teams to fire coaches in the middle of the preseason. When asked about the curious timing and whether he was surprised by the move, Everest said, "It was a surprise for me, but the bottom line is that it was about professional differences."

The Steelers promoted assistant special-teams coach Amos Jones to replace Everest. The team issued a statement from head coach Mike Tomlin on the move. It read: "We are continually evaluating our coaching staff and support staff, and we have decided to go in a different direction with respect to the coaching of our special teams. I want to thank Al for his contributions and efforts, and I wish him well in the future."

Everest wouldn't specifically say what his next move would be or if he had any recourse, but hinted that he might have taken issue with the firing.

"I've got to pursue my course of action, and theyíve obviously taken theirs," Everest said. "Hopefully it works itself out."

Everest was hired by the Steelers prior to the 2010 season, mere days after being let go by the 49ers, a move that was considered a surprise at the time. When asked about his firing in San Francisco, Everest declined to comment.

Everest helped the Steelers' special-teams units improve in '10 when they reached Super Bowl XLV but lost to the Packers. He was set to enter his 16th season in the NFL.

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/08/24/everest-professional-differences-reason-steelers-f

hawaiiansteel
08-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Al Everest Firing Brings Up Past Preseason Coordinator Changes

by Neal Coolong on Aug 24, 2012

One doesn't need to look very far outside Pittsburgh to see previous mid-preseason coordinator changes.

As Tribune-Review reporter Alan Robinson points out, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley fired his offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey, in his first season as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Haley, though, is an offensive-minded coach and was coming off a successful offensive coordinator stint in Arizona in 2008. Clearly, philosophical differences could - and probably did - exist. Haley gave Gailey three preseason games, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave Everest two games.

And Tomlin replaced Everest in-house, promoting Amos Jones from the assistant position. Curiously, Robinson wrote "Everest was abruptly fired as special teams coordinator following practice Thursday and replaced by his assistant, Amos Jones, who already was doing much of the on-field coaching."

Is that to suggest Everest was pulling a Peter Gibbons in Office Space? Were the Bobs not on site to protect Everest from Tomlin's wrath?

The timing is interesting, but where there's smoke, there's fire. The Steelers' punt returns so far in preseason haven't been even remotely impressive. As a group - Marquis Maze and Chris Rainey - are averaging four yards a return.

While that isn't going to make many coaches happy, there have been two preseason games, and both of the returners they've used are rookies. Everest's coverage and return teams have been around average - 12th in kick coverage, 16th in punt coverage, no returns longer than 45 yards. In other words, his teams have shown positive results during the regular season, and after two years of that, it seems confusing Everest would be on his way out, unless there was a legitimate beef between Everest and at least one other member of the coaching staff.

Maybe it had something to do with who was returning kicks. Maybe we'll see different players back there Saturday against Buffalo.

Either way, let's hope a shake-up produces better results in at least currently substandard punt return game. They'll have to be prepared, because clearly Tomlin doesn't feel preseason results don't matter.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/8/24/3265105/steelers-special-teams-al-everest-fired-amos-jones-hired

flippy
08-24-2012, 05:56 PM
the FG that was almost blocked at the end of the game where the Colts linemen simply hurdled our OL who didn't even attempt to move might have started the argument though...

My gut reaction was that half the line shouldn't have a roster spot after that play. It was the worst special teams effort I have ever witnessed in my life.

Thanks for connecting the dots, but this seems so bad that someone should pay for that play.

fordfixer
08-24-2012, 07:29 PM
the FG that was almost blocked at the end of the game where the Colts linemen simply hurdled our OL who didn't even attempt to move might have started the argument though...
So my question is was that play the beginning of the end, or just another nail in his coffin?

RuthlessBurgher
08-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Is that to suggest Everest was pulling a Peter Gibbons in Office Space? Were the Bobs not on site to protect Everest from Tomlin's wrath?

That's awesome. Perhaps Kapinos got hurt because Everest was suggesting that he kick like Samir? :p

http://gifsoup.com/view4/1418494/office-space-o.gif

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta...