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Special Teams Coach Interviews


Mr. Scot
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Blackburn was actually a pretty good coach. Yea special teams had some gaffes but they were probably the most consistent unit on the team until Gonzalez got hurt. He had to deal with an injury to Charlton too and went out they got a guy who was better. Could we have a flashier special teams unit in the return game? Oh absolutely. But I didn’t see many bogus fumbles on punt returns or kickoffs and the kicking game really game together.

I agree with some of the coaching changes but this one might not have been a good idea. 

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13 hours ago, Fox007 said:

Is that the only measurable improvement on the entire roster?

 

No.

Zane also (prior to this year) was a career 78% FG kicker.  This season he hit them at a 90% rate.

The guy we picked up off the scrap heap after Charlton's head went was a career 45 per punt guy.  This season with us he averaged almost 48 per punt.

The main argument against Blackburn seemed to be the coverage unit.  Well, that was also largely false.  Check this out:

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We were 8th in the league in average punt return yardage against.

Our kickoff returns were not wonderful - but that was always going to be an issue with Gonzalez.  And it was something that Gonzalez improved on over the course of the year.

There is no statistic that supports the idea Blackburn should have been fired.  Our specialists - both acquired DURING the season - improved significantly upon their career performances.  Our coverage was good where we could expect it to be so, and an issue where we knew it was likely to be an issue.

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10 minutes ago, BrianS said:

There is no statistic that supports the idea Blackburn should have been fired.  Our specialists - both acquired DURING the season - improved significantly upon their career performances.  Our coverage was good where we could expect it to be so, and an issue where we knew it was likely to be an issue.

That's right we actually fielded punts and fell forward this year so that's two areas on STs. 

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Dan Sabock is at Temple right now as Special Teams coordinator and Mike Siravo is the ST coach at Baylor right now. Siravo did come on board during the Rhule regime there. No idea if Sabock has any connections.

But those are his go to sources.

Don't be surprised.

 

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15 minutes ago, SCPantherFan90 said:

From the article...

McMahon’s tenure in Denver featured multiple blocked punts and field goal attempts, and arguably the worst kick coverage in the league. Over the last four seasons, the Broncos allowed an NFL-high six returns for touchdowns (four on kickoffs and two on punts).

This season, most of Brandon McManus’ kickoffs were touchbacks (62), but on Denver’s 14 kickoffs that were returned, opposing teams averaged 39.4 yards per return. That represented the worst kickoff coverage in the NFL.

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4 hours ago, Fox007 said:

That's right we actually fielded punts and fell forward this year so that's two areas on STs. 

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I get wanting to fire underperforming staff.  I really do.

I simply think that ANALYTICAL measurement of our special teams performance falls far short of a firing.  I have yet to see any analytical measurement that indicates otherwise.

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25 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

From the article...

McMahon’s tenure in Denver featured multiple blocked punts and field goal attempts, and arguably the worst kick coverage in the league. Over the last four seasons, the Broncos allowed an NFL-high six returns for touchdowns (four on kickoffs and two on punts).

This season, most of Brandon McManus’ kickoffs were touchbacks (62), but on Denver’s 14 kickoffs that were returned, opposing teams averaged 39.4 yards per return. That represented the worst kickoff coverage in the NFL.

Hire this man right now!

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1 hour ago, ThPantherFan said:

A silent giant or a rip roaring blanket shaker?

a whimper tbh sad to admit

my good friend vibrated the house once and woke his parents up when we were in HS...he was sitting on the tub and that poo vibraniumed the foundation of the joint

moms come in there like "you ok"

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1 hour ago, BrianS said:

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I get wanting to fire underperforming staff.  I really do.

I simply think that ANALYTICAL measurement of our special teams performance falls far short of a firing.  I have yet to see any analytical measurement that indicates otherwise.

I think that you think I'm being sarcastic when I'm not

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