Originally Posted by Lucky
Obviously, Marciano will get the chance to straighten out special teams. Nobody thinks he will be let go midseason. If that turnaround doesn't happen, I think this should be his last season. Excuses were made for Richard Smith and Frank Bush, as well, but at some point it's time to try a different direction.
Every team has to make do with backups on special teams. Besides, Manning is 30 years old, and his best returns are well behind him. Special teams is about taking lemons and making lemonade.
first off thats not totally true. some teams like seattle play alot of starters on ST's.
next, the comparisons with smith & bush are off because marciano isnt a first timer. hes an experienced co-ordinator and has coached many successful ST units. his comparison should be closer to wade's imo than smith/bush
imo ST's is more about player execution than offence or defence. apart from the odd fake etc, whats the difference between 99% of ST and coaches gameplans? even a complete novice could copy the most successful ST coaches and get their guys to drop the same depth etc on kicks and punts but it wont matter if the player isnt able to beat his man and get there