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Old 02-05-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Steelers Special Teams (not so special)

Can anyone help me out with listing our STs starters on kickoff & kick coverage units?

This is an area of concern and I was wondering who the starters were this past season.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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First, Anthony Smith will be on the coverage teams. That's for sure.

Timmons and Woodley may also take time on KO Coverage and if Russell is on the team next season, which I anticipate he will be, he'll be covering kicks as well.
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well i bet the 4 cb and down will be on there.. back up safeties, back up wr's, etc.. woodly might not be on there as much since he'll prob be the starter.
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I'm very surprised the special teams coach wasn't fired.
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NFL newbie question coming up!...
Am I right that players on the ST`s apart from kickers and punters also play in different positions during a game?
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Am I right that players on the ST`s apart from kickers and punters also play in different positions during a game?
It depends. Your starting Receivers and running backs won't be on special teams usually. It tends to be your second string Linebackers, 3rd string Running backs and 2nd or 3rd string (depth on Roster) Defensive backs. With some Linemen in on Punts and Punt Returns. Tight ends also find themselves on Special Teams sometimes and then there are guys on the 53 man roster that can play other positions, but find themselves in the role of Special Team Player for almost their entire carreer.
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Great stuff..thanks very much Dino!
I really learn alot on this forum.
I`ve watched all the Steelers videos on nfl.com(it`s all I have really) many times and there were many instances of the returner slicing through the Steelers ST like butter.
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Yeah, our coverage was way below average this year. Its hard to put your starters on the coverage team because of the collisions, guys tend to get banged up, and you don't want your starting safety or starting cornerback going down with an injury on special teams.
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Thanks guys, but I was really looking for who were the actual STs starters this past season on kickoff and kick coverage units.

Maybe it's just me but I could'nt locate it at Steelers.com.
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most starters take place on our ST starting depth chart, people like polamalu and james harrison play there.
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