Here is my story from today, on the dismissal of special teams/tight ends coach Pete Alamar.
I know many fans have been unhappy with Alamar’s handling of special teams in recent years. Clearly, there were some problems on coverage teams. But I also felt there were some positives as well — good return games and last year three blocked kicks for a touchdown.
But the shortcomings on coverage teams just became too blatant this season. The defense was constantly put at a disadvantage with the kind of field position the opponent was getting after kick and punt returns. Jeff Tedford couldn’t look past this deficiency any longer.