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Report: Cardinals To Hire Amos Jones As Special Teams Coach?


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.

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.”

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  • steeltown

    This is really becoming comical.. I wonder how AZ fans feel living in the shadow of the Pittsburgh Steelers… picking up the scraps dropped from our table… ha just kidding… kind of

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.duncan.77 Steve Duncan

    We can hope

  • zyzak

    I’m shocked, who saw this coming?

  • John A Stewart

    I WISH THEY TAKE STEELER’S WR RB AND CONDITIONING COACHES ALSO IF THEY STAY WE WILL HAVE SAME RESULTS IN 2013 TRUST ME

  • Fu-Schnickens

    How much longer before they pick up Chris Rainey? If so, a “Watch out!” to all of the women of Arizona!

  • Mikey Hoje

    Doesn’t every NFL team employ the same Specials Team strategy? Why would any new coach make a stern difference how to cover a kick or punt? gunners are gunners, right?.. don’t get it.

  • Kolie Oak

    So funny!!! How awesome if Russ came back to us???
    won’t happen though.
    the Chargers o-line coach would be awesome how many remember the game we played this year, their entire offensive line was injured the Chargers o line coach did 1 helluva job

  • Garrett Hunt

    Ha yessir. Fingers crossed

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