Hard to believe...I know. :lol:
Hard to believe...I know. :lol:
I saw this posted elsewhere, apparently from the USC website. Sounds pretty encouraging:
[quote]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 [b]Mitch Berger[/b] 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. [/quote]
[quote=costanza2k1][quote=ikestops85]I'm sorta wondering why his contract wasn't renewed by the 49ers. Does anybody know?[/quote]
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[quote]Around the NFC West: Everest mystery
January, 19, 2010
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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,[color=#40FF00] [size=7]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.[/size][/color][/quote][/quote]
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!!!
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