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Old 09-30-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default The Special Teams

Surprised nobody commented on them yet.

It's night and day so far compared last year. The return game is a little shaky, but the coverage on returns have been amazing. They get another test next Sunday with Jones-Drew.

The only issue I have with the Special Teams right now is well...Why do opposing teams' punters seem to have coming out parties against us? It can't be helped, but this is odd.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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punters have really been pissing me off lately.. i just expect punters to boot it 60 yards now. the special teams have made a complete 180 from last year.. we are even stopping guys before they hit the 20.. i dont remember us doing that once last season.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:52 PM   #3
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Watching us get out-punted like we have makes me miss Sepulveda a lot. Berger is below average.

I think the punt returns will get more exciting with Santonio back there. He has the ability to take some to the house.

I would really like for the Steelers to have a great kickoff return specialist. there's so many nowadays and they are ultimate gamechangers.

Kick coverage has been awesome. They were a little shaky vs. Philly but they have cleaned up a lot of problems. Guys like Woods, Madison, Bailey, and Timmons have been solid.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:57 PM   #4
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Coverage has been awesome, returns have been fairly poor. However, after the past few years, as long as there are no muffs I'm satisfied.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #5
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Watching us get out-punted like we have makes me miss Sepulveda a lot. Berger is below average.

I think the punt returns will get more exciting with Santonio back there. He has the ability to take some to the house.

I would really like for the Steelers to have a great kickoff return specialist. there's so many nowadays and they are ultimate gamechangers.

Kick coverage has been awesome. They were a little shaky vs. Philly but they have cleaned up a lot of problems. Guys like Woods, Madison, Bailey, and Timmons have been solid.
we need a guy like darren sproles.. i love the little cannon balls that move. we need to get Trindon Holliday whenever he comes out.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:01 PM   #6
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last night koch wsa avg like 55 yrds.. burger was avg like 40.. i mean damn.. i do miss daniel..
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Default Re: The Special Teams

Yeah, I thought Ligashesky and Zeirline were coaching for their jobs this season. So far Ligs and his ST coverage teams are looking good.

Considering we really dont have a decent return specialist, its hard to expect many big returns from this unit.
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I love the ST, this is the first time in years that I dont gedt nervous when I see the KR returning the kick

I couldnt be happier with them, well thats a lie, i would love a returned for a TD but what can I say I'm a little selfish lol
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Yeah, I thought Ligashesky and Zeirline were coaching for their jobs this season. So far Ligs and his ST coverage teams are looking good.

Considering we really dont have a decent return specialist, its hard to expect many big returns from this unit.
holmes will return one this year.. count on it.
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holmes will return one this year.. count on it.
I just hope he doesn't get hit hard. There was one return he had last game where it could've been a lot worse than it was. I thought he'd had his bell rung for a second or two.
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