Hey, Cleveland! The saga of the Browns post-season overhaul continued as the powers that be announced the hiring of Amos Jones as the new special teams coordinator. Jones will fill the slot vacated by Chris Tabor, who is now in Chicago.
Coach Jones comes to us from Arizona, where he spent five seasons as special teams coordinator for the Cardinals. Prior to his time with Arizona, Jones was the special teams coach and then coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A Few Facts About Amos Jones:
• He played college football for Alabama legend, Paul Bryant.
• Jones spent four years as a high school football coach and 21 as a college coach.
• Jones’ alma mater, Alabama, gave him his first college coaching position.
• Other colleges on Jones’ extensive resume include Temple, Pitt, Tulane, Cincinnati, James Madison and Mississippi State
• Jones coached for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League for a single season.
While it is still far too early to make any predictions about the changes we are seeing this postseason, I feel cautiously optimistic about the choices and changes we are seeing. Welcome to Cleveland, Mr. Jones, best wishes in your newest endeavor.