Steelers fire special-teams coach

August 23, 2012

File this one under "puzzling".  The Steelers are fired their special teams coach two weeks before the season begins;
PITTSBURGH -  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.