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Arizona Cardinals Tab Amos Jones as Special Teams Coach

January 27th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
By Steve Smith

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The Arizona Cardinals have a new special teams coach.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers special teams coach Amos Jones has officially been added to Bruce Arians' staff as their new special teams coach, according to the Tuscaloosa News.

The University of Alabama product had coached the Steel Curtain's special teams unit since 2007.

Arians and Jones have known each other for a long time. Jones first coached with Arians at Alabama under legendary coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant in the early 1980s. At that time, Arians was a young assistant coach and Jones was a graduate assistant.

Arians left the Crimson Tide to become the head coach of the Temple Owls in 1983 and Jones joined that staff. He coached the defensive line and tight ends for three seasons there.

The two were reunited again on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Arians was the wide receivers coach from 2004-06 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2007, the year Jones joined the Steel Curtain staff.

The 53-year old Jones played running back and safety under Bryant at Alabama.

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