Originally Posted by lloydwoodson
Steelers special teams wasn't ranked statistically as poorly as I would have thought.
14th in kickoff/punt coverage
9th in kick returns
28th in punt returns
There were a lot of holds on punt returns. Still, AB's return average was way down from last year. All in all only the punt return unit was terrible. Also, Sylvester and Spence were injured. Sylvester is an amazing special teamer and I have a feeling spence will be as well.
The special teams unit from 2007-09 was worse... ask Josh Cribbs.
truthfully, when watching non-Steelers games I remember seeing a lot of penalties turning positive plays into negative plays, and I remember seeing several big mistakes on returns (the worst I can think of was Stefan Logan downing the ball at the 6 or 7 when he had room to run).
It got to the point with the Steelers though that a negative play on SP teams was expected.