Caldwell changing special-teams coach

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Jan 14, 2009.

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    <em>Posted by's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p>Jim Caldwell has made his first coaching staff adjustment. The Colts just announced that special-teams coach Russ Purnell did not get his contract renewed.</p> <p>Indianapolis' special teams have long been an issue, and the team has said its salary structure is a big reason. A star-laden team such as the Colts relies on a lot of youth and has few veteran backups, and those veterams are usually the core of special-teams units.</p> <p>The Colts were the league's worst punt return team and ranked 28th in kick returns, while they were 15th in punt coverage and 24th in kick return coverage in 2008.</p> <p>Purnell was with the Colts for seven seasons. He's also worked for the Seahawks, Oilers and Ravens, winning a Super Bowl ring with Baltimore.</p>

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