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mesaSteeler
11-18-2008, 08:33 PM
MATTHEW BURGLUND: Steelers' assistant coaches stink
Matthew Burglund
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:58 PM EST
http://www.indianagazette.com/articles/2008/11/18/sports/sports_columnists/10006098.txt

PITTSBURGH - By virtue of his rookie-season playoff appearance and 7-3 start this season, Mike Tomlin has been widely regarded as a good hire for the Steelers.

But the entire time Tomlin has been in charge, we've all been waiting for a chink in his armor to develop.

On Sunday it did.

For the most part, Tomlin's assistant coaches stink.

OK, maybe not ``most'' of them. Just two of them.

Larry Zierlein, your offensive line is horrible. And that only seems amplified by the shoddy play-calling from offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.That the Steelers had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver without scoring a touchdown in Sunday's 11-10 win over the San Diego Chargers shows just how dysfunctional things are.

Now, I've never been a football coach so my basis of knowledge admittedly isn't that great. But I do know that the Steelers' offensive line can't block anyone.

And I mean anyone.

I don't think the Steelers' front five could block Gary Coleman if he was blitzing.

Zierlein, who most people only remember because he's the guy who accidentally sent pornographic e-mails to a bunch of people in the Steelers' front office a few years ago, is a coach who should have lied on his ręsumę. Prior to being hired by Tomlin, Zierlein's ``top'' job came when he was the Browns' offensive line coach from 2001 to 2004.

Can we go ahead and make a rule that anybody who ever coached for the Cleveland Browns should never be hired again?

Other than working for the Browns, Zierlein is a journeyman coach, with 13 jobs at the high school, college and pro level since 1970. Heck, he even tried his hand as an arena football coach in the 1980s. But sometime during his tenure at the University of Cincinnati, while he was on the same staff as Tomlin, he made an impression on the future Steelers head coach.

All these years later, I'm wondering what Tomlin was thinking.

Because of that porous offensive line, Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 85 times in the 27 games since Zierlein was hired. You could argue that Zierlein doesn't have much talent to work with, and you'd be right. But the limited talent he's been given seems to only get worse over time.

That's certainly been detrimental to Roethlisberger, who seems to give an incredulous look toward the sideline when a pass play is called.

``You realize that's Willie Colon at right tackle?'' Roethlisberger seems to say with his body language. ``You're going to let him block for me?''Besides calling for way, way too many chances (41 pass plays) for Big Ben to have his head ripped off, Arians made some bizarre decisions Sunday. Late in the first quarter, he tried to throw the ball on a goal-line situation, when anyone who's ever seen a football game knows it's best to pound it in. When Arians finally did try to run up the gut, he did so on fourth down, and Mewelde Moore got stuffed, and the Steelers got nothing out of the drive.

Since being promoted from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator last season, Arians has shown little in his own defense. The gadget plays his predecessor, Ken Whisenhunt, used are a thing of the past. When logic requires a pass, he calls for a run; when a run seems reasonable, Arians goes to the air.

If it weren't for geniuses like Dick LeBeau and John Mitchell, Tomlin would look like a fool. Two of the choices he made for assistant coaches have done more to hinder the Steelers than to help them.

But what do I know? I'm just a guy with a laptop.

Oh, did I mention Arians' last job was with the Browns?


Copyright ę 2008 - Indiana Gazette

T&B fan
11-18-2008, 09:10 PM
MATTHEW BURGLUND: Steelers' assistant coaches stink
Matthew Burglund
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:58 PM EST
http://www.indianagazette.com/articles/2008/11/18/sports/sports_columnists/10006098.txt

PITTSBURGH - By virtue of his rookie-season playoff appearance and 7-3 start this season, Mike Tomlin has been widely regarded as a good hire for the Steelers.

But the entire time Tomlin has been in charge, we've all been waiting for a chink in his armor to develop.

On Sunday it did.

For the most part, Tomlin's assistant coaches stink.

OK, maybe not ``most'' of them. Just two of them.

Larry Zierlein, your offensive line is horrible. And that only seems amplified by the shoddy play-calling from offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.That the Steelers had a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver without scoring a touchdown in Sunday's 11-10 win over the San Diego Chargers shows just how dysfunctional things are.

Now, I've never been a football coach so my basis of knowledge admittedly isn't that great. But I do know that the Steelers' offensive line can't block anyone.

And I mean anyone.

I don't think the Steelers' front five could block Gary Coleman if he was blitzing.

Zierlein, who most people only remember because he's the guy who accidentally sent pornographic e-mails to a bunch of people in the Steelers' front office a few years ago, is a coach who should have lied on his ręsumę. Prior to being hired by Tomlin, Zierlein's ``top'' job came when he was the Browns' offensive line coach from 2001 to 2004.

Can we go ahead and make a rule that anybody who ever coached for the Cleveland Browns should never be hired again?

Other than working for the Browns, Zierlein is a journeyman coach, with 13 jobs at the high school, college and pro level since 1970. Heck, he even tried his hand as an arena football coach in the 1980s. But sometime during his tenure at the University of Cincinnati, while he was on the same staff as Tomlin, he made an impression on the future Steelers head coach.

All these years later, I'm wondering what Tomlin was thinking.

Because of that porous offensive line, Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 85 times in the 27 games since Zierlein was hired. You could argue that Zierlein doesn't have much talent to work with, and you'd be right. But the limited talent he's been given seems to only get worse over time.

That's certainly been detrimental to Roethlisberger, who seems to give an incredulous look toward the sideline when a pass play is called.

``You realize that's Willie Colon at right tackle?'' Roethlisberger seems to say with his body language. ``You're going to let him block for me?''Besides calling for way, way too many chances (41 pass plays) for Big Ben to have his head ripped off, Arians made some bizarre decisions Sunday. Late in the first quarter, he tried to throw the ball on a goal-line situation, when anyone who's ever seen a football game knows it's best to pound it in. When Arians finally did try to run up the gut, he did so on fourth down, and Mewelde Moore got stuffed, and the Steelers got nothing out of the drive.

Since being promoted from wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator last season, Arians has shown little in his own defense. The gadget plays his predecessor, Ken Whisenhunt, used are a thing of the past. When logic requires a pass, he calls for a run; when a run seems reasonable, Arians goes to the air.
If it weren't for geniuses like Dick LeBeau and John Mitchell, Tomlin would look like a fool. Two of the choices he made for assistant coaches have done more to hinder the Steelers than to help them.

But what do I know? I'm just a guy with a laptop.

Oh, did I mention Arians' last job was with the Browns?

Copyright ę 2008 - Indiana Gazette

sounds about right :thumbsup:

RunWillieRun
11-18-2008, 09:13 PM
Wasn't Cowher a Brown's coach before being hired as Steelers head coach?

T&B fan
11-18-2008, 09:15 PM
yes

fansince'76
11-18-2008, 09:20 PM
Because of that porous offensive line, Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 85 times in the 27 games since Zierlein was hired. You could argue that Zierlein doesn't have much talent to work with, and you'd be right. But the limited talent he's been given seems to only get worse over time.

You mean the same line that gave up more sacks under Russ Grimm in 2006 than it did in 2007 under Zierlein? Admittedly, I don't think Zierlein is any great shakes, but it's hard to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

tony hipchest
11-18-2008, 09:34 PM
zeirlien leaves alot to be desired. i woulda had no problem at all if he was dumped and hudson houck hired in his place.

i doubt i could argue with arians being dumped for cam cameron.

but we are in the here and now. who steps in? how much transition time does it take for ben and the team to learn an entirely new offense? (id rather see what we can do with a healthy qb and adequate rb corps while retaining arians).

im not gonna defend larry z, but look at all the people who called for the head of our current ST coaches (who have shown a marked improvement from cowhers final year).

bobby april was a scapegoat with the steelers and now is regarded as one of the best ST coaches with the bills.

but to say the steelers assistants stink i can only think of 2 words.

dick lebeau

TheWarDen86
11-18-2008, 09:37 PM
yes

http://forums.steelersfever.com/image.php?u=9959&dateline=1223732646

That's what I'm sayin'.

Wait, what are talking about?

El-Gonzo Jackson
11-18-2008, 10:23 PM
You mean the same line that gave up more sacks under Russ Grimm in 2006 than it did in 2007 under Zierlein? .

:rofl:

Great pull '76!!!! I think the tally was 48 sacks that season and 4 of the 5 starters from 06 will not be starting on sunday and Simmons/Smith have been out the past 5 games . The only real common factor is that the QB is the same and the RT is playing LT.

The author of this article stinks. What credentials does he have?? another blogger?

Steelman16
11-18-2008, 10:37 PM
Steelers' assistant coaches stink

This told me enough. Any writer who uses the word 'stink' in that context only suffices to show me his lack of vocabulary.

It's a kid-word. No real columnist would use that in his title unless it contextually meant something, i.e. pigs.

I'm sure he enjoyed writing it though.

billybob
11-19-2008, 01:20 AM
One thing i can say with relative safety here, is that the offense has not yet peaked. Just enough to make us a 7-3 , thats it. Could have easily been 9-1 right now. There are definately problems within the organization that needs to be adressed. Whether at the top,or from the core. I have to say for me personally ,it is not too late to begin our ascent to the top. The offense must start to pave thier own way. The defense have made thier point , and most of the heat is being attributed to the "mach 5 " .
We have not run the ball ,whether because of injuries, or bad play calling. I have said many times that we are more suited for the run. I agree with fast Willie, we need to run the ball, then we can allow Big Ben to pick the defense apart. Tomlinater has got to take charge and at least see what improvements need to be made, for the offense to catch up to our excellent defensive play. He is the man that hired Arians ,and His so called O-line coach. Maybe it is time that he intervenes and corrects the situation. He is the "Head Coach " the "Tomlinater".

MasterOfPuppets
11-19-2008, 02:25 AM
When logic requires a pass, he calls for a run; when a run seems reasonable, Arians goes to the air. for some reason, i seem to recall the words " to predictable" , and " martyball" thrown around alot, when cowher and company were at the helm.:scratchchin:

Galax Steeler
11-19-2008, 03:41 AM
for some reason, i seem to recall the words " to predictable" , and " martyball" thrown around alot, when cowher and company were at the helm.:scratchchin:

Can't make everyone happy.

HometownGal
11-19-2008, 05:58 AM
Oh joy - yet another Arians bashing thread. :doh::banging::banging: YAY! :cheer:

As I've said many times, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Execution.

That is all.

stlrtruck
11-19-2008, 08:27 AM
Just wondering what everyone will be saying about our O-line should we make it to and win in Tampa in February?

revefsreleets
11-19-2008, 08:46 AM
So what do you think this guy would say knowing that Ben actually called 75% of the plays in the last game?

Can anyone say "shoddy journalism".

Dino 6 Rings
11-19-2008, 08:54 AM
Terry called all his own plays. But then again, he was a Man-God.

Here is all I want, don't try to out think the room on every play. Sometimes, running the ball is a great call on 2nd and 8, or 3rd and 6. You need a run game for Play Action to work, the 1st play from scrimmage play action pass is just a crap call. Establish the running game, then use it to set up the potentially very potent pass game. Now with Willie Back, I believe we will be able to do this.

Leftoverhard
11-19-2008, 08:56 AM
Yeah, this is a lame, badly written story. It stinks.
I agree with hipchest (and probably others). It would be way worse to have to teach everyone a whole new system. Way better to just stay and keep improving with what they have - it's fine. They played well Sunday - As rev said - Ben calling 75% plays? Wow. Keep that going.
And sports writers have nothing better to do than dig when there isn't much dirt.

rbryan
11-19-2008, 09:00 AM
This guy calls himself a journalist?? You would think a professional writer could come up with something a little more creative than "the asst coaches stink" for a title.

How much you want to bet this guy loved the one two punch of Mendy and Sweed on draft day, but can't for the life of him figure out why the Oline is so bad??

drizze99
11-19-2008, 09:17 AM
LOL at everyone critiquing the writer...

He brings up 2 people that I would love to see fired. I hate Arians. He is absolutely terrible at play calling and game planning.

Our O-line IS terrible. They can't pass block to save their lives. They suck at picking up blitzes and their run blocking is nothing to write home about.

El-Gonzo Jackson
11-19-2008, 10:07 AM
Oh joy - yet another Arians bashing thread. :doh::banging::banging: YAY! :cheer:

As I've said many times, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Execution.

That is all.
Flip side of that is you can lead the horse to PCB infested water in Love Canal. :wink: ooops!

El-Gonzo Jackson
11-19-2008, 10:11 AM
LOL at everyone critiquing the writer...

He brings up 2 people that I would love to see fired. I hate Arians. He is absolutely terrible at play calling and game planning.

Our O-line IS terrible. They can't pass block to save their lives. They suck at picking up blitzes and their run blocking is nothing to write home about.
LOL at all those critiquing the O line and coach. Like '76 said, a completely different O line and coach gave up 48 sacks in 2006.

BTW, when this "columnist" gets a job at a paper that has a circulation of more than 4, finds a thesaurus for a word other than "stink" and actually does some research other than reading this board.....then I will shower him with praise. Until then I will read the P-G or Trib. :coffee:

SteelMember
11-19-2008, 10:35 AM
BTW, when this "columnist" gets a job at a paper that has a circulation of more than 4, finds a thesaurus for a word other than "stink" and actually does some research other than reading this board.....then I will shower him with praise. Until then I will read the P-G or Trib. :coffee:

You can still shower him...Here, I'll start.

Matthew Burglund:monkey:

atlsteelers
11-19-2008, 11:15 AM
Oh joy - yet another Arians bashing thread. :doh::banging::banging: YAY! :cheer:

As I've said many times, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Execution.

That is all.

You can lead the offense to the goal line but you still can't make it punch it in for a TD.

arians does stink along with the zone blocking scheme of our porno pimping OL coach

Steelers & I
11-19-2008, 11:41 AM
Columnist are only considered good when they they support ones oppinion, otherwise they're absolute :poop:

Columnist BEWARE! You can't win in chat forums. One side will hoist you up on their shoulders and paste you into the forum in heroes fashion, and just as that wonderful feeling of appreciation is sinking in, another section of the forum will pelt you with bottles, cans, snowballs, etc.

LVSteelersfan
11-19-2008, 12:46 PM
You don't have to change the system just because you change coordinators. Just get a coordinator that will get the damn idiots to do their jobs. Quit trying fancy stuff and BLOCK. Go back to basics. Quit trying to pass the ball all the time when you have run blocking linemen. Is it that difficult when someone who never played the game can see it? We have passed and passed against some defenses this year that can't stop the run for squat. I just don't get it. I can't stand Arians and nothing anyone says will make me change my mind. Even if we go all the way, it will not be him that leads us there. It will be Lebeau. We are winning DESPITE Arians.

steelreserve
11-19-2008, 01:39 PM
Because of that porous offensive line, Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 85 times in the 27 games since Zierlein was hired. You could argue that Zierlein doesn't have much talent to work with, and you'd be right. But the limited talent he's been given seems to only get worse over time.

I'd actually argue there's a different cause for that: The inconsistent running game. The season after Bettis retired, the same offensive line was in place but our sack total doubled, and it's stayed there ever since. Our per-game sack total also doubles or triples in games when we have a sub-par rushing attack (read: games where Parker got stuffed for 1-yard gains all day and we kept facing 3rd-and-9). Look it up if you don't believe me.

Yeah, the line could use some work, but on days when you gain 31 yards rushing on 16 carries, it doesn't matter if your line is filled with All-Pros -- the defense is going to come after the quarterback all day long, and you can only stop them so many times before the odds turn against you. Having a Parker-only rushing game has meant that's been hit-or-miss for the last three years; there are certain situations where opponents just don't have to respect the run.

In the last game, we took some much-needed steps toward spreading the workload around and using the right backs in the right situations. If we can just keep doing that and make opponents be more honest in their run defense, it's going to make all the difference in the world in our sack totals.

fansince'76
11-19-2008, 01:49 PM
In the last game, we took some much-needed steps toward spreading the workload around and using the right backs in the right situations. If we can just keep doing that and make opponents be more honest in their run defense, it's going to make all the difference in the world in our sack totals.

We still gave up 4 sacks in that game....

steelreserve
11-19-2008, 03:18 PM
We still gave up 4 sacks in that game....

Well, like I said, the line could still use some work. I still don't think it's the sky-is-falling type of trouble some people are bemoaning, but there's definitely room for improvement. It should also be pointed out that we had a hell of a lot of pass attempts last game.

I guess the real point is, I just think being able to run the ball more consistently (and with more variety) is going to avoid a lot of those utterly miserable games where we can't seem to do anything right on offense. High sack totals usually come along with those kinds of games. We had a medium to high amount of sacks last game, but the difference I saw was that we had a lot better luck moving the ball, and we didn't look helpless on offense and let the sacks kill us. Now, if we could just work on getting the ball across the goal line when it counts, we'd be unstoppable.

We'll see if this keeps working for us. I hope it does. And if they back off the Parker-only running game, I'll back off the Parker-sucks complaints.

Preacher
11-19-2008, 04:20 PM
Sunday. Late in the first quarter, he tried to throw the ball on a goal-line situation, when anyone who's ever seen a football game knows it's best to pound it in. When Arians finally did try to run up the gut, he did so on fourth down, and Mewelde Moore got stuffed, and the Steelers got nothing out of the drive.


Talk about not being honest with the facts.

Haven't we seen the Steelers goal line runs stuffed about 7 or 8 times in the last few trips to the goalline?

What does that tell you? IT says, WE CANT RUN THE BALL INTO THE ENDZONE.

Regardless of why at this point... we have to do something else... SO PASS.

Steelers & I
11-19-2008, 10:28 PM
Talk about not being honest with the facts.

Haven't we seen the Steelers goal line runs stuffed about 7 or 8 times in the last few trips to the goalline?

What does that tell you? IT says, WE CANT RUN THE BALL INTO THE ENDZONE.

Regardless of why at this point... we have to do something else... SO PASS.


Are you serious? The Steelers shouldn't attempt running the ball into the endzone because they've been stuffed 7 or 8 times?

Well OK, I guess that they had better abandon the passing game as well because the QB has been sacked like 50 times and thrown about 12 interceptions.

Pick your poison, run or pass. I say run the damn thing, I would rather they be stuffed for no gain as opposed to being sacked or intercepted. Goal line package, put a damn FB in front of Parker or Russell and run the ball right up the gut 3 straight times. If Arians would get away from motioning the blocking TE and attemtpting to stretch the ball carrier wide, then a running play would probably work. UP THE GUT MAN! UP THE GUT!

revefsreleets
11-20-2008, 12:30 PM
When we passed the ball 3 times on the goalline, the "fans" were ready to string Arians up.

When we ran the ball 3 times on the goalline, same thing

2 runs and a pass. Hang Arians.

2 passes and a run. Fire Arians.

It's just a broken record...

STEEL-MAN
11-20-2008, 02:08 PM
Last I checked assistants don't play the game! I think the Steeler have been holding up well with the number of injuries on the team. A 7-3 record with two games lost due to give-a-ways, those two teams were more than happy to get them too. The Steelers have played a hell of a schedule this year and it is not over. So if there is something that stinks about the Steelers, deciding to play Ben with a injured shoulder would be it. Two losses this year can be pointed at Ben struggling to get the ball out. The down side, it effects play calls, confidence and momentum of the game. Why not let him get healed up and rested, we have a great back up in Byron. :coffee:

El-Gonzo Jackson
11-20-2008, 02:41 PM
Yeah, where is the praise for Ligashesky and his coverage teams??

The Duke
11-20-2008, 05:04 PM
Yeah, where is the praise for Ligashesky and his coverage teams??

Can you believe they are actually #1 in kickoff coverage and #2 in punt coverage. I certainly didn't think I'd see that in the steelers

I think we all were ready to kick ligashenky out of town after last season( the jones drew return in the playoffs could have been the last straw). But look what the addition of some players can really help ( fox, bailey, woods)

Russell has been kind of beter at returning kicks, but there has to be better blocking. Next year I guarantee they'll have it. baby steps

TeeJay
11-20-2008, 06:21 PM
MATTHEW BURGLUND: Steelers' assistant coaches stink
Matthew Burglund
Published: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 3:58 PM EST
http://www.indianagazette.com/articles/2008/11/18/sports/sports_columnists/10006098.txt


I don't think the Steelers' front five could block Gary Coleman if he was blitzing.



Now I'd pay to see to that! Like a train wreck... nasty, but hypnotically watchable! :flap:

NYC SteelersFan
11-20-2008, 09:02 PM
It's amazing to me how many people defend this Offensive coordinator. And it also amazes me how many people actually believe that football players could even take a shower properly if not being given detail instruction on how to do so. Head coaches and especially assistant coaches are so under-rated in footbal it actually gets sickening sometimes. Put a head coach on a team without any assistant coaches and that team will go the vaunted 0-16. Put 11 football players on a field without assistant coaches and you'll see what headless chickens with football uniforms look like.

Godfather
11-20-2008, 10:48 PM
I have to defend Arians on the goal line play calling. We don't have a short-yardage back thanks to injuries...MM and Willie are both speed backs. The good news is Heath is back so we can throw to him like we did tonight.

Other thing I wouldn't mind seeing is using Spaeth as a running back in short yardage situations. Do it a few times so teams look for the run when they see him come in...and then pass in some of those situations.

Preacher
11-20-2008, 10:52 PM
What I find amazing...

is that the Steelers started executing tonight, and all of a sudden, there were a lot of plays that made a lot of sense.

When an offense doesn't execute, you can't call plays that demand good execution.

NYC SteelersFan
11-21-2008, 03:05 AM
Any play makes lots of sense against a team that is 1-9-1

and you're not a good assistant coach if your calling plays that demand "good execution" when you know you have an offense that can't give you that "good execution". If an offense sucks at executing pass plays because the o-line cant block and the other teams defense has absolutely no respect for our rush and keep blitzing and double covering receivers then it is the offensive coordinators responsibilty to revolve the play calling around that fact. He can't say, "well I'm still gonna call 40 pass plays a game regardless of how bad they are at running them."

TeeJay
11-21-2008, 03:23 AM
That's Steeler Football.....(to nick Al Pacino's line from Any Given Sunday)....That's all it is....

................in the words of the immortal Terrahawks......

"Expect the unexpected".

:tt03::tt02::tt03::tt02::tt03::tt02::tt::helmet:

So you either deal with it and remain Black and Gold for life, (if you're sensible) or f**k off to NE or whoever else is en vogue that season! (if you're a Twat)

Steeler fans know the ins and outs of Heartbreaking seasons, dodgy calls from both Coaches and Officials, bad executions from players.....Lots of hype/hope to have it all end at a Championship Game......there isn't much that can phase this lot anymore! (Just maybe a crazy Englishman going on an irrelevant rant once in a while). They've been there, seen it, supported through it, survived it, and came back for more the next season!

That's Steeler Football! :tt03:

No primadonna's, no sulking crybabies, no workshitties, just hardworking , professional, in your face, get in, get the job done, get out, ambassadors for their City.

Sometimes the results are what everyone is looking for, sometimes....s**t happens as they say.

revefsreleets
11-21-2008, 09:22 AM
Any play makes lots of sense against a team that is 1-9-1

and you're not a good assistant coach if your calling plays that demand "good execution" when you know you have an offense that can't give you that "good execution". If an offense sucks at executing pass plays because the o-line cant block and the other teams defense has absolutely no respect for our rush and keep blitzing and double covering receivers then it is the offensive coordinators responsibilty to revolve the play calling around that fact. He can't say, "well I'm still gonna call 40 pass plays a game regardless of how bad they are at running them."

It's settled then. We are scrapping the passing game and installing Army's veer offense. We will run the ball 65 times a game, and dare the opponents to stop us. That'll show 'em:headshake:

NYC SteelersFan
11-21-2008, 01:35 PM
Yes rush the ball 65 times a game, that is exactly what I meant. Thanks for summarizing my point, I appreciate it.

Steely McSmash
11-22-2008, 01:34 AM
Can you believe they are actually #1 in kickoff coverage and #2 in punt coverage. I certainly didn't think I'd see that in the steelers

I think we all were ready to kick ligashenky out of town after last season( the jones drew return in the playoffs could have been the last straw). But look what the addition of some players can really help ( fox, bailey, woods)

Russell has been kind of beter at returning kicks, but there has to be better blocking. Next year I guarantee they'll have it. baby steps

Hats off to the kickoff team. The punting stat is misleading. How hard is it to cover a 30 yard punt.? or one that goes out of bounds in 28 yards for that matter?

27th in net punting