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Old 01-10-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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Am I the only one scared every time we kick off ? In my opinion, now that we are in the playoffs, the kick off team needs to be loaded with the best players regardless if they are starters or not. I know I would feel better with Hope, Troy, and Ike running down the field on kickoffs.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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no need to risk getting thoes three hurt
although their is a risk of a big time play........i think the chances of a return are slim.....
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the special teams have been playing really good since that long return to the bengals in the second meeting this year. i think cowher has got it under control. players like morey, kiesel etc are pretty much starters, just on special teams. loosing harrison does suck though.
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I think the Steelers need to entertain the idea again of kicking the ball up as high as Jeff can kick it to the upman...somewhere around the 25-30. It accomplishes several things (since we know, even in a dome, he can't put it in the EZ), namely the ball will likely be fair caught right there, since the coverage will be on it in a second, and, even if it is fair caught, it's likely to be a FB/TE type player who isn't used to fielding kicks like that, so there's a better chance of a muff/fumble.
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The special teams have been playing pretty well. So for now I'm pretty confident in them. Although losing Harrison is a blow to them.
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I think the Steelers need to entertain the idea again of kicking the ball up as high as Jeff can kick it to the upman...somewhere around the 25-30. It accomplishes several things (since we know, even in a dome, he can't put it in the EZ), namely the ball will likely be fair caught right there, since the coverage will be on it in a second, and, even if it is fair caught, it's likely to be a FB/TE type player who isn't used to fielding kicks like that, so there's a better chance of a muff/fumble.
agree 100%....

and for cleve....bengals almost broke a few last game, and their starting field position was very good the 1st half.
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I would think that every fan of every team is nervous when their team is kicking off. It's natural because you are volnerable to the biggest play in football... a 100 yard return. I think the degree of nervousness may vary because I'm not near as nervous when Penn State kicks off. It does seem like the Steelers have givin up a lot or long returns since I've been a fan.

I wish Reed could kick it into the endzone...
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