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#1 dos poptarts

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:59 AM

Any real hope that this group excels this year? Three or four more impact plays and I think we could've made the playoffs last year.

#2 Vampire the buffet slayer

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

New special teams coach.

Ted Ginn Jr.

So yeah that's a few reasons.

#3 caatfan


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:22 AM

No, we just have fake hope.


I'd say special teams is almost always the area where there's a chance for big improvement if you're bad. You've always got guys trying to make the team and impress, and the widest possible choice of bodies to put on the field. Add in a new coach and who knows?



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:46 AM

His name is Ted Ginn



And here's to hoping he torches the Seahawks like this week 1. 

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

It's more than just punt returns, kick returns, punts, and field goals... our punt and kick coverage is subpar and our gunners always over pursue. I'd almost rather them go all Dante Wesley on the returners because more than likely the return is goin to be more than 15 yards.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

Yeah our blocking is god awful.

#7 Cape Fear Cat

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:03 AM

Eh, new season, some key new players, and a new coach...I choose to be optimistic that they'll step up.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Having Ginn gives hope.  I wonder how many more games we would have won the past two seasons with competent ST

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

I agree having Ginn gives me a lot more hope that things will be better on Special Teams.

#10 JawnyBlaze


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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:51 PM

If I remember correctly, return coverage wasn't too bad last year.  Two years ago it was abysmal, but last year it was pretty decent.  There were a couple bad returns they allowed, but other than those it was good.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

Well if ST's turns it around gives the offense short fields and heaven forbid they score a few times. This will translate into less stat padding opportunities for Cam thus leading to his Junior year "slump".

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

Coach Murphy was terrible, he's gone so that's a start.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:45 PM

Chase blackburn anybody...Not really a huge impact player but will defy contribute on coverage always gives 100% really rooting for that guy

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

Well if ST's turns it around gives the offense short fields and heaven forbid they score a few times. This will translate into less stat padding opportunities for Cam thus leading to his Junior year "slump".


You say that in a sarcastic tone (I assume) but some idiot writer will no doubt come out and praise Special Teams for helping Cam win a game or two.

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