Steelers Special Teams Coach Amos Jones Going to Arizona and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 28, 2013

The Pittsburgh Steelers will need to find a new special teams coach, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporting that Amos Jones, who held that job in Pittsburgh after Al Everest was fired prior to the start of the 2012 season, will be taking the special teams job for the Arizona Cardinals

The move isn't surprising. With former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians now the Cardinals head coach, the two men are very familiar with one another. The Steelers are also down an offensive line coach when Sean Kugler left to accept the head coaching job at his alma mater, UTEP.


Baltimore Ravens

Kevin Cowherd of the Baltimore Sun takes a look at the roles Baltimore Ravens rookies have played in the team's run to the Super Bowl.

Jeremy Sickel of Bleacher Report wonders whether the Baltimore Ravens will be able to take advantage of the San Francisco 49ers pass defense on Sunday.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer talks about Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green's performance in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Bleacher Report's David Campbell breaks down 10 potential Bengals draft picks who would be rookie-year starters.


Cleveland Browns

Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wonders if Cleveland Browns ace Josh Cribbs and veteran kicker Phil Dawson will return to the team in 2013.

Brian Murtaugh of Bleacher Report says that the Browns need to consider drafting Manti Te'o in the first round.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Though salary cap and other concerns certainly are coloring negotiations, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says that running back Rashard Mendenhall's agent is "not closing any doors" yet about Mendenhall's return to the Steelers under a new contract.

Bleacher Report's Chris G. says that the Steelers' 2013 success will depend on how well their 2012 draft class performs.