Field Position, folks...
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:37 AM
A real turning point in the Giants/Carolina game a few weeks ago was that punt that got tipped away from the endzone and out at the 2. The Panthers O, which had just drove down the field in the possession prior, probably could've scored once again and put the game out of reach for NY. Instead, they are handcuffed and can't call sh1t but running plays that the defense knows is going to be called. (IIRC that drive went 3 and out)
Jason Baker, Rhys Lloyd, Mark Jones. These are 3 guys that help us get favorable field position. Return yardage in general is up, kickoff touchbacks are up, Baker's punting average is as good as it always has been. For people who say ST's doesn't matter, well it does. 2006 and 2007 special team units were god awful and look how far those teams went. This year ST's has improved dramatically and it really helps.
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:43 AM
Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:55 AM