Report: Steelers Part Ways With Special Teams Coach Al Everest

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.”

  • Jason White

    Didnt see that coming at this point in the year.

  • TJimmy

    I thought he did well and improved our special teams while he was here, but I guess Tomlin thought it was the coach and not our personnel that caused the poor performance this preseason

  • He did a good job when he replaced Ligashesky..

  • Brendon Glad

    I find this very odd. He must be a loose cannon cuz Singletary fired him too. And SF special teams were good; not to mention singletary would have had no idea anyway since he was as clueless a head coach as we’ve seen in awhile. I was pretty cool with no return tds every 3 games, but whatever. 1989 is the only year special teams ever won games for the Steelers in my 41 years. Of life

  • Brendon Glad

    The Steelers ARE the team that ran a toss sweep on 4th and 8 from their own 30 in a super bowl up 4 under 2 minutes. And we all know that it turned out to be “brilliant” I guess…cuz they won. Seems like that has stayed the theme forever…however there always is a 2001 afc champ game to countor that. One of 2 games in Pittsburgh I’ve been fortunate enough to attend. So I’d love it if Amos Jones can get us above mediocrity.