Special Teams

The Next Elite Packer Kick Returner

  2 years ago     84 Views     1 Comment  

One of the nice things about having so many weapons on offense is that it often creates a situation where a very talented athlete¬† emerges as a return specialist. Sometimes a situation is created where, in order to get some playing time, a wide receiver or defensive back with good vision, gets a feel for returning the ball. We've seen that before in Desmond Howard and Randall Cobb. In the one case, Howard was just never going to develop into a great wide receiver. In the other case, Randall Cobb was biding his time until his opportunity arose. Both of…

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Packernation Poll: Follow-Up to the Special Teams Post

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In part 1 our our "Making the Special Teams Special" series, we looked at the kickoff return game for the Packers and compared the return yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks with the NFC Championship game against the same team. If you haven't read that post, you can check it out here. (more…)

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Making the Special Teams Special: Part 1 Arrow Pointing UP

  2 years ago     107 Views     2 Comments  

At the end of last season, there was a lot of talk of how the Packers special teams let us down. There was then a lot of action on the part of the Packers staff in letting Shawn Slocum go, making sure the head coach was in on the special teams meetings, and drafting versatile players who are likely to contribute to that group. With OTA's happening now and Training Camp on the way, it is time to take a closer look at the Packers' special teams and identify the good, the bad, and the ugly. Today we are going…

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