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Thread: Dolphins Special Teams: 31st in punt return coverage, 32nd in kickoff return coverage

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    Dolphins Special Teams: 31st in punt return coverage, 32nd in kickoff return coverage

    Why are we so universally bad in covering punt & kick returns?

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    "..The Dolphins are 31st in the NFL in average return yards allowed on punts and 32nd on kickoffs.."

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/11111406
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    because the coaching sucks! its obvious we need a new st coach i mean damn if it wasnt for such a horride ST we wouldnt BARELY gotten past a team as bad as the raiders.. i really hope Tony lays down the hammer on the whole ST and coaching they need to get their act together otherwise we are doomed against new england
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    The coaching is bad, but it's not like we have a ton of talent. Guys with talent on this team start on offense or defense, with very few exceptions.
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    Says it all really

    Im actually amazed we are not last in punt coverage
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    Hm. Better then I thought. Not last in all ST categories...
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    btw, we're also ranked 32nd on average kickoff return yards (when we're returning the kickoff)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/stats/by...319&timeframe=
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    As said, our ST is a really an ad hoc barameter of the team's depth and underscores all the more how remarkable its success is. Our starters are exceeding expectations (with some exceptions) while our scrubbies and the holes in which they put our starters suck.

    As we continue to improve through the next draft and FA signing cycle, our ST will no doubt be bolstered by some of this season's more marginal starters. Until then, short of using first stringers, a suggestion I don't at all embrace, it's a sad fact we're gonna have to live with and hope for the best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by normaldude View Post
    btw, we're also ranked 32nd on average kickoff return yards (when we're returning the kickoff)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/stats/by...319&timeframe=
    I was thinking.. if we're #32 in kickoff return coverage, AND #32 in kickoff returns, our offense & defense is playing with a massive field position handicap.

    That would explain why our offense is ranked #8 in yards, but #23 in points. In order to put the ball in the endzone, our offense has to gain a ton of extra yards to overcome the field position handicap.
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    If we WANT to make the playoffs . . . like everybody wants . . . this stat has gotta get better . . . PERIOD.
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    Other teams call it Special Teams. Us dol-fans call it ******** Teams.

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