Oh wait, I didn't say that. BUT, our special teams looked mostly crappy again today, and from my memory, it's looked mostly crappy for as long as I remember, and yet whenever we clean house, Danny Smith seems to stick around, and I'm wondering why? I honestly wonder if I'm missing something, or just don't know enough, and am wondering if someone can explain it to me, but no one has yet.
Have to agree with this. In the Dallas game, easily makeable FG blocked. It almost cost the skins the game. Last week a missed block led to a blocked FG which did cost us the game. Not to mention the missed FG in overtime! Opening kickoff out of bounds led to great field position for the Rams and ultimately an opening TD. Then the blocked punt which could have been devastating, but thankfully the defense pulled that one out. Basically special teams is as bad as I can remember and I have been saying this for weeks now. Don't know if they will replace him or not, but there has to be a change because what they are doing on teams right now is an embarrassment.
I agree 100% and I thought this last year as well. Our special teams play SUCKS. Devin Thomas is doing OK but seriously, who cares? He's not going to break one for a TD. The only time we get a return TD is when we put Moss back there and that is not something we can do every game. I really don't think Danny Smith is that good. Yes, the defense lost the last two games but special teams play is very important. I mean TWO blocked FGs in the first two games? That's absolutely pathetic!
noooooboi FIRE HIS ASS
I don't think bad snaps, missed field goals, kickoffs out of bounds, fumbled returns, etc. are signs of a bad special teams coach... at all. That's a player making a mistake.
A good special teams coach is most evident in kick and punt coverage. That's where a disciplined well coached team doesn't miss assignments or leave lanes wide open.
Here's how we ranking in terms of punt and kick returns over the last few years:
NFL Rank Kick Return Average (coverage)
NFL Rank Punt Return Average (coverage)
Aside from our Punt coverage in 2008, we've been among the best in the league every year. That's why Danny Smith is a damn good special teams coach.
I mean, our defense has been pretty good statistically for awhile now, yet we're all happy to see Blatche go, why does Smith get a free pass?
The game tapes speak for themselves.
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