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Old 11-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #11
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Default Re: The true achiles heel to this team is the Special Teams

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I put the blame on ALL 11 guys and nobody gets special treatment just because he is our kicker.
i shouldn't have said at all because if the guy runs past him, Reed should try and take him down, but we shouldn't be relying on him to tackle
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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i shouldn't have said at all because if the guy runs past him, Reed should try and take him down, but we shouldn't be relying on him to tackle
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: The true achiles heel to this team is the Special Teams

Is it me or does it seem that Fox makes all the tackles, when they happen , on kickoffs. He is like our own Steve Tasker the special teams all star from the old Bills teams.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: The true achille's heel to this team is the Special Teams

Yes I agree. That's what lost us the game today. Our O wasn't too hot, but they did move the ball and set up scores and our D was on point.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:30 PM   #15
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The Special Teams were actually pretty good last year despite inferior punting by Berger. This year we have better punting, but the coverage teams go to the pits.

Out of the bad Special Teams squads the Steelers have fielded over the years, this has to be the worst bunch I've ever seen. Don't blame it on Logan. Blocking schemes have been subpar for years. You could put Rod Woodson or Desmond Howard in their primes back there and they wouldn't do much.

Bob Ligashevsky needs to be put on notice for a pink slip. There is no excuse for the amount of crappiness on kickoffs.
I totally agree with that assessment. I don't think Logan has gotten any substantial blocking on returns. What when WE kick off, nobody touches the return man till he has at least 20 yards behind him....everytime Logan is returning he's contending with tacklers 12-15 yards into his return.
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Default Re: The true achilles' heel to this team is the Special Teams

There was one kickoff today where I didn't even see a single Steeler player until the return guy was past the 30. That's terrible.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:48 PM   #17
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Default Re: The true achilles' heel to this team is the Special Teams

it seems like last year was a mirage.. crappy special teams is the way of the Steelers.
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We are really missing Berger's 20 yard punts that are soo short the recieving team gets hit in the HELMET with the football and we recover in good field position....lol
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The special teams issues are just too glaring to ignore. I can deal with an occasional bad day....you cannot deal with failure consistently. Tomlin has to do something drastic. The ST's coach has been given enough chances....he's failed. The ST's play is so bad it's just a joke. Fire the damn ST's coach. There has to be someone looking for a job...hire him and be done with it. It can't possibly hurt. We're the worst in the league.
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Default Re: The true achilles' heel to this team is the Special Teams

Outside of Jeff Reed kicking and Daniel Sepulveda punting our special teams is atrocious! Maybe we should just be squib kicking each time. Also, our blocking for whoever is back fielding the punt or kick off is just as bad.

It's time to try something different because it's not working right now.
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