UCONN Special Teams | The Boneyard

UCONN Special Teams

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
561
Reaction Score
383
Obviously, you have to have a sound "X's and O's" approach to Specials, but Coach P is too smart a guy to let the new Special Teams Coach put in fundamentally unsound Specials.

That leads me to believe the MAJOR dropoff in ALL facets of Special Teams play is more a matter of lack of practice time.

3 games into the season our Specials:

1) Our KR unit has gone from the best in the country to, AT BEST, "average";

2) Our KO coverage is horrible-exposed lanes become glaring within 15 yards of our players going down on coverage;

3) While almost never going for the punt block, we somehow still allow the opponent's coverage team to converge IMMEDIATELY on our PR with 3-4 tacklers (I know-the block was a huge exception, but overall for 3 games, this pattern has held true.);

Losing Robbie Frey certainly hurt our Specials. The steady increase in athleticism of our team, coupled with all the returners, should have been able to overcome this big loss. The major steps back in all areas of Specials leads me to believe practice time is being gobbled up trying to get our struggling offense going.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Online statistics

Members online
444
Guests online
1,307
Total visitors
1,751

Forum statistics

Threads
172,113
Messages
4,270,560
Members
9,217
Latest member
mtblancalas
Top Bottom