Steelers' special teams coach takes job with Cardinals
Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones reportedly is leaving to take the same position with the Cardinals.
Jones, who spent six seasons in Pittsburgh, will join former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' staff in Arizona, The Tuscaloosa News reported Saturday.
Jones joined the Steelers on Jan. 29, 2007. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Jones spent three years at Mississippi State.
Report: Williams talks to Titans
ESPN reported former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who remains suspended by the NFL for his part in the “Bountygate” scandal, met with the Titans about becoming their assistant head coach.
Williams would have to be reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell before he could take the position. That move could come as early as next week.
Williams was an assistant with the Titans from 1997-2000.
Singletary: No hard feelings
Mike Singletary hopes the Bears “got the right guy” in new coach Marc Trestman, and the Hall of Fame linebacker addressed whether his interview for the position was a “token” exercise because of wishes from someone in the McCaskey family.
In his first extended public comments since his interview with the Bears, Singletary told the Chicago Tribune that general manager Phil Emery was the only member of the Bears' organization involved in his session.”
The two men met in Green Bay when the Bears are believed to have interviewed Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, a Bishop Canevin graduate.
New Orleans dislikes Goodell
An effigy of Goodell dangles from the front porch of a New Orleans home that is otherwise festively decorated with Saints paraphernalia.
With restaurants and bars gearing up for an influx of Super Bowl XLVII visitors, the “Refuse to Serve Roger Goodell” page on Facebook had 107 likes.
A portrait of Goodell covers the bull's-eye on the dart board at Parkview Tavern.
And floats in the unabashedly lowbrow Krewe du Vieux parade in the French Quarter last weekend displayed larger-than-life likenesses of Goodell in acts that defy polite description.
New Orleans is celebrating the return of Saints coach Sean Payton after a season of NFL banishment as a result of the “bountygate” scandal — when the team ran a pay-for-hits program. But Goodell, who suspended Payton and other current and former Saints players and coaches last year for their roles in the system, is being ridiculed with a vehemence usually reserved for the city's scandal-scarred politicians.