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Steelers Fire Special Teams Coordinator Al Everest

The Steelers made a bit of a shocking move on Thursday, as today the team announced they have fired special teams coordinator Al Everest. He is replaced him with former assistant special teams coach Amos Jones. Everest, who held his position since 2010, presided over units that ranked in the bottom half of the NFL […]…

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Bills’ Defensive Coordinator Dave Wannstedt Talks Game Preps Against Steelers

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Al Everest out as Steelers’ special teams coordinator

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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…ProFootballTalk » Pittsburgh Steelers

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Steelers Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley: ‘We Will Expand (Playbook) in the Regular Season’

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Steelers coach Tomlin made call to hire Haley as offensive coordinator

Mike Tomlin said the decision to change offensive coordinators was his, and not a "directive" from Steelers president Art Rooney II.

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Former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Ron Erhardt Dies at Age 80

Ron Erhardt, the Steelers offensive coordinator from 1992-95, died Wednesday morning in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 80 years old.

Erhardt won three divisional championships in four seasons with Pittsburgh, including an AFC championship in 1995.

He was named offensive coordinator under first-year coach Bill Cowher and newly appointed Player Personnel Director Tom Donahoe. The Steelers bounced back from a 7-9 finish to 11-5 with the first of those three divisional titles.

Erhardt’s offense developed Neil O’Donnell from a third round pick in 1991 to one of the better passers in the league by 1995. Under his guidance, the Steelers flourished with a new offensive identity. With running backs Barry Foster and Erric Pegram, the Steelers were a solid running team, but O’Donnell and WR Yancey Thigpen, the team threw the ball as frequently as at any point in Cowher’s regime.

Erhardt is most famously known as the offensive coordinator who won two Super Bowls under Giants coach Bill Parcells in 1986 and 1990. He was the head coach of the New England Patriots from 1979-81, compiling a 21-27 record.

He also coached Division II North Dakota State University to two national championships between 1966 and 1973.

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Steelers new offensive coordinator Haley, QB Roethlisberger yet to talk

General manager Kevin Colbert said that new offensive coordinator Todd Haley has been busy in meetings and with the transition to a new city over the past two weeks.

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Art Rooney: Offensive coordinator choice was Tomlin’s

Not only did Art Rooney II say he had nothing to do with the hiring of Todd Haley, but the Steelers president also was a bit surprised that coach Mike Tomlin wound up hiring him as his new offensive coordinator.

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Steelers Introduce Todd Haley As New Offensive Coordinator

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Todd Haley was officially introduced by Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

He takes over as the new offensive coordinator.

Haley has an impressive resume but has also earned the reputation of being tough to deal with.

“You know, one of the first things I’ll say to these guys is, ‘We’re not going to be real into a lot of sensitivity. If you’re sensitive, probably not the best place to be,’” he said.

“This is a passionate, emotional game,” Haley continued. “When I got let go in Kansas City and calls and texts I was getting from the players there … that’s what as a coach means something to you.”

“It’s about the end result and these guys really appreciate that. If they know you have their goals in mind and they all want to be great players, as good as they possibly can be,” he said. “Once they figure that out, that that’s what you care about, you now, it’s a non-issue.”

The biggest challenge for Haley is going to be his relationship with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who was clearly in favor of Bruce Arians coming back

Today, Roethlisberger was quoted in the Post-Gazette as saying he’s heard some good things and some bad things about Todd Haley, but will form his own opinion.

Here’s Haley’s opinion about his plan for Big Ben.

“There’s an uncomfortable aspect to newness, but that’s not always a bad thing,” he said. “I think it will be a great thing in this case and he’s going to figure that we’re just trying to make him as good as he possibly can be and not many players that I know of ever had an issue with that.”

Haley, from Upper St. Clair, almost became a Pittsburgh coach back in 2004 when he lost out to Bruce Arians as wide receivers coach.

He also almost took a job offer from Bill Cowher back in 1994.

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Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s take

New Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s take on a number of issues regarding his team’s offense.

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