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  • HEY!! How 'bout them Special Teams?!!

    We tend to talk about special teams only when they suck. Well, they don't suck. It's time to give props to the coaching staff and the young ST players who are getting it done.

    Does anybody remember all the Tynes haters just a few years ago? Even after he kicked us into one Super Bowl, and even though the guy has NEVER missed a critical field goal, some haters here wanted him gone. Now, he's kicked us into a second SB, he's been perfect so far this year and he's consistently putting the ball in the end zone on kickoffs. Of course, sooner or later, he'll miss a game tying or game winning FG and I won't even want to read the message board when all the idiots show up after that.

    And I'm just giddy over Weatherford. I still can't believe the Jets dumped this guy in our laps. Without bothering to look at stats, I think he might be the best punter in the league. He was supposed to be a directional punter and we know how good he is at putting the ball inside the 20, but he can also launch a rocket when you need it. What more can you ask?

    Kick return coverage has been excellent and punt coverage has been just as good (when there is a punt returned).

    Remember - Kickers score the most points; Punters gain the most yards.
    Last edited by krygny; 09-21-2012, 09:34 PM.

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    Huge HUGE turn around for our STs since 2010 where they were abysmal.

    Still not getting the returns I'd like but our coverages and kicks have all been rock solid of late (including last year).
    I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by krygny View Post
      Kick return coverage has been excellent and punt coverage has been just as good (when there is a punt returned).
      It is so much better than it has been over the last few years. It is so nice for the defense to have an extra 20 yards or so to stop them.

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      • #4
        yeah that was one pleasant surprise that happened last season and great to see it continuing this season ... Tynes, Paysinger ... heck even Tryon recovers a muff ... all good right now ... maybe we weren't LUCKY to dominate SFs special teams
        Apologize to Melo 5

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GMan-67 View Post
          yeah that was one pleasant surprise that happened last season and great to see it continuing this season ... Tynes, Paysinger ... heck even Tryon recovers a muff ... all good right now ... maybe we weren't LUCKY to dominate SFs special teams
          Shhhhhhhh ... don't let the cat out of the bag
          I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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          • #6
            definately noticable great play by the STs

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            • #7
              Now you guys know why we have Tryon on the team. He's only listed as a CB because he needs to theoretically have a position.

              Personally, I think rosters should allow to list a player primarily as a special teamer, with the backup designation of where they would theoretically play on offense or defense listed after that.

              I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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              • #8
                I noticed too how much better special teams has gotten. Tom Quinn doesn't look so bad now and it makes you wonder how much of a balance was it between the coaching and the abilities of the players.

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                • #9
                  Coverage is all about coaching and disciplin of the players. But it all starts with the kicker and punter, and we have two of the best.

                  Jernigan was supposed to be our "Devin Hester". I always thought that's why he was drafted. Hasn't happened.

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                  • #10
                    no doubt. Tynes puts up 15 points last night. I see a few to the house to this season with Wilson and Randle.
                    "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
                    You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

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                    • #11
                      Seems like since Larry Izzo came over from the Pats the special teams have improved a lot. Dumping Dodge and adding Weatherford was also a huge improvement.
                      "Team sports are a different animal. They tap into deep seeded tribal instincts. Our team vs your team used to be our tribe vs your tribe. Winner takes all land, plunder, women. You inherently care when you are aligned with a tribe/team. The players are interchangeable but team always stays the same." - JOESONDO from UG forum

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