NFL insider Jay Glazer is reporting via Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with special teams coach Al Everest on Thursday.
Everest was about to enter his third season as the special teams coach after being hired on January 21, 2010 to replace the fired Bob Ligashesky. Prior to being hired by the Steelers, Everest coached for the San Francisco 49ers (2007-09) and has also coached in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints (2000-05) and the Arizona Cardinals (1996-99).
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said after the Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts that he thought the return game was below the line. There is no word yet as to who will replace Everest as the new special teams coach.
The Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement on the teams\' website, "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."