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stiller39
01-24-2013, 07:18 PM
Rumor has it that Amos Jones was hired by The Steelers West as a special teams coach. Anyone have anymore on this?:tt04:

fer522
01-24-2013, 07:40 PM
this is what i found.............................




Report: Cardinals To Hire Amos Jones As Special Teams Coach?
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 2:46 pm by Dave Bryan

Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 Radio in Arizona is reporting Thursday on Twitter that he has heard that former Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones will be the new special teams coach for the Arizona Cardinals.

Hearing former #Steeler coach Amos Jones will be the new Special Teams coach for the #Cardinals. #xtra910

— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 24, 2013

Former? This is the first time that we have heard that term used in relation to Jones, who took over for Al Everest when the Steelers let him go prior to the start of the 2012 season. The Steelers special team units were horrible last season, but we have yet to hear that Jones has been fired or retired.

Keep your fingers crossed that this news is indeed true.

In somewhat related news, the Cardinals are also reportedly close to finalizing a deal with former Steelers defensive tackle Brentson Buckner to become their new defensive line coach. Buckner was a coaching intern on the Steelers defensive coaching staff from 2010-2012.

"It’s a big jump but I was blessed with the years of playing in the NFL, coaching high school kids and even the little time with the (indoor football team) Charlotte Speed has really helped me build everything together," Buckner said, via the Charlotte Observer. "In Pittsburgh, the coaches let me see what a coach’s life is. I was in every personnel meeting, breaking down film, putting down practice plans. They exposed to so much and it was just natural."

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2013/01/report-cardinals-to-hire-amos-jones-as-special-teams-coach/

Hawaii 5-0
01-24-2013, 07:47 PM
I'll be more than happy to help Amos Jones pack if he needs any help...

SteelersCanada
01-24-2013, 07:50 PM
Bye, Amos. Thanks for the great Special Teams coordination you gave us this year, it was really top notch. Even though you had someone like Rainey and Brown returning punts and kickoffs, neither of them managed to get 1000 yards. But, really, thanks for all the big plays Amos.

Here's the door pal.

austinfrench76
01-25-2013, 12:19 AM
^^^Couldn't have said it better myself!!!!

Buddha Bus
01-25-2013, 05:00 AM
In B.A.'s blind attempt at attacking and raiding the Steelers to hurt them, he has unwittingly helped them with addition through subtraction if true. Our special teams was atrocious this past season so this allows us an opportunity to move forward from a guy who couldn't get the job done that, otherwise, Tomlin might have allowed more time to prove himself out of loyalty.

Arians is really setting himself up for a rough run in Arizona with this decision and the decision to let Ray Horton walk as DC and replacing him with another suspect coach in Todd Bowles from Philly. In the immortal words of Flounder...

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wwhickok
01-25-2013, 05:34 AM
Good riddance Amos youre a terrible special teams coach

lloydwoodson
01-25-2013, 06:22 AM
Steelers special teams wasn't ranked statistically as poorly as I would have thought.

14th in kickoff/punt coverage
9th in kick returns
28th in punt returns

There were a lot of holds on punt returns. Still, AB's return average was way down from last year. All in all only the punt return unit was terrible. Also, Sylvester and Spence were injured. Sylvester is an amazing special teamer and I have a feeling spence will be as well.

The special teams unit from 2007-09 was worse... ask Josh Cribbs.

harrison'samonster
01-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Steelers special teams wasn't ranked statistically as poorly as I would have thought.

14th in kickoff/punt coverage
9th in kick returns
28th in punt returns

There were a lot of holds on punt returns. Still, AB's return average was way down from last year. All in all only the punt return unit was terrible. Also, Sylvester and Spence were injured. Sylvester is an amazing special teamer and I have a feeling spence will be as well.

The special teams unit from 2007-09 was worse... ask Josh Cribbs.

truthfully, when watching non-Steelers games I remember seeing a lot of penalties turning positive plays into negative plays, and I remember seeing several big mistakes on returns (the worst I can think of was Stefan Logan downing the ball at the 6 or 7 when he had room to run).

It got to the point with the Steelers though that a negative play on SP teams was expected.

FrancoLambert
01-25-2013, 06:52 PM
Good news!
Our special teams play is bound to get better. Any change from what we've had is worth a shot.

sloppyjoe
01-25-2013, 08:18 PM
i hope the rooneys dont allow tomlin to hire any more coaches. his ST and Oline hires have been pathetic

BKAnthem
01-25-2013, 09:36 PM
I wasn't a huge fan of Kugler either...and Zeirlien smh

OliverPoop
01-27-2013, 11:42 PM
i hope the rooneys dont allow tomlin to hire any more coaches. his ST and Oline hires have been pathetic

Tomlin shouldn't be allowed to fire coaches either. Al Everest was considered one of the top ST coaches in the league who was fired without explanatiion.

ebsteelers
01-28-2013, 03:53 PM
idk maybe its the players on special teams and not the coaches,

amos didnt fumble againstt the cowboys
amos didnt miss a tackle against jacoby jones.


gotta get better there or we will continue to shoot ourselves in the caboose

ebsteelers
01-28-2013, 03:57 PM
Tomlin shouldn't be allowed to fire coaches either. Al Everest was considered one of the top ST coaches in the league who was fired without explanatiion.

the explanation was the play on the field, if he was so good why was our special teams so bad though

harrison'samonster
01-28-2013, 04:01 PM
idk maybe its the players on special teams and not the coaches,

amos didnt fumble againstt the cowboys
amos didnt miss a tackle against jacoby jones.


gotta get better there or we will continue to shoot ourselves in the caboose

good point. Players were the ones holding or throwing illegal blocks that brought back good returns or changed field position for the worse. SP teams have been a problem for us for years. There's only so much we can blame on the coaches, players need to execute.

stairway27
01-28-2013, 04:09 PM
Well, it's not getting any better if this is true... I can vouch for this too. I have watched every Redskin game the past several years, and they lost a bunch of games strictly because of special teams. I don't know why the Skins FO loved him so much, but I guess they are finally wising up..





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The Redskins could be letting one of their longest tenured assistants walk.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported via Twitter that the Steelers have asked for and have been granted permission to talk to Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith.

Over the weekend, Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones left to take the same job with the Arizona Cardinals. Smith is a native of Pittsburgh and that could be at the root of his interest in the job.

Smith has been the Redskins’ special teams coach since 2004. Although he is universally liked and respected by the players, Smith’s special teams have been up and down. For the 2012 season, Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin, who calculates a comprehensive special teams rating by comparing team performances in 22 categories, had the Redskins ranked 31st in overall special teams performance.

ricardisimo
01-28-2013, 04:16 PM
Well, it's not getting any better if this is true... I can vouch for this too. I have watched every Redskin game the past several years, and they lost a bunch of games strictly because of special teams. I don't know why the Skins FO loved him so much, but I guess they are finally wising up..





Follow @http://twitter.com/Rich_TandlerCSN
The Redskins could be letting one of their longest tenured assistants walk.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported via Twitter that the Steelers have asked for and have been granted permission to talk to Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith.

Over the weekend, Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones left to take the same job with the Arizona Cardinals. Smith is a native of Pittsburgh and that could be at the root of his interest in the job.

Smith has been the Redskins’ special teams coach since 2004. Although he is universally liked and respected by the players, Smith’s special teams have been up and down. For the 2012 season, Dallas Morning News columnist Rick Gosselin, who calculates a comprehensive special teams rating by comparing team performances in 22 categories, had the Redskins ranked 31st in overall special teams performance.
Wonderful. Not quite sure how Bouchette can call being ranked 31st "up and down".