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Old 12-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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I think this is going to bite us in the playoffs. It seems like teams are starting from at least the 30 each time. This is a huge advantage for the other team. You thoughts!
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Kickoff coverage has regressed since Skippy was cut (never thought I would be typing that sentence)- agreed that a KO return such as that which started the Jets game could be fatal - since Reed's kickoffs were also horrible hopefully it can be fixed in January
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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I think that it is intentional by Tomlin's doing. He did a Press Conference last week and admitted he does it sometimes intentionally. I really like the fact that we have Suisham, he has really been a bright spot for the special teams (sometimes the only offense), you saw Ben's face display a look of confidence last night when Suisham had to come in and add a field goal after the offense stalled.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:38 PM   #4
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I think that it is intentional by Tomlin's doing. He did a Press Conference last week and admitted he does it sometimes intentionally. I really like the fact that we have Suisham, he has really been a bright spot for the special teams (sometimes the only offense), you saw Ben's face display a look of confidence last night when Suisham had to come in and add a field goal after the offense stalled.
Can you go into depth on that?

This could also be the answer to Arians stupid play calling?
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Kickoff coverage has regressed since Skippy was cut (never thought I would be typing that sentence)- agreed that a KO return such as that which started the Jets game could be fatal - since Reed's kickoffs were also horrible hopefully it can be fixed in January
His kickoffs were atleast high... the kick off coverage was usually at the 20 yardline by the time the returner caught the ball, they just can't tackle for crap... Suisham kicks long drives, not has helpful for the special teams players who can't tackle if their lives depended on it.
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His kickoffs were atleast high... the kick off coverage was usually at the 20 yardline by the time the returner caught the ball, they just can't tackle for crap... Suisham kicks long drives, not has helpful for the special teams players who can't tackle if their lives depended on it.
On the bright side if we played two-hand touch we would have them at the 20 every time!
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Special teams coverage was good until we got a new kicker. I don't think its a coincidence.

Not sure what we can do about it at this point.
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are you guys really suggesting that there's a connection between the person kicking the ball, and the other 10 guys not staying in their lanes and piss poor tackling ?
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are you guys really suggesting that there's a connection between the person kicking the ball, and the other 10 guys not staying in their lanes and piss poor tackling ?
I'm not. But kickoff coverage was good until Obama passed the tax bill. Just sayin'
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are you guys really suggesting that there's a connection between the person kicking the ball, and the other 10 guys not staying in their lanes and piss poor tackling ?
Everyone knows the special teamers can't tackle, but the points is Reed's kickoffs weren't as long, but they were really high, allowed the guys who can't tackle atleast be a lot closer by the time the returner got the ball. Atleast let 2 or 3 guys miss tackles so someone eventually gets them down.

But i'd rather have a kicker who actually can make points than make good kickoffs, steelers can always put Harrison out there again if it gets bad
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