Originally Posted by Texan_Bill
I absolutely agree that the ST's have regressed. That said, it would be disingenuous to suggest the Texans haven't had good special teams under Marciano, nor other teams that he's worked for.
Would you be open to the idea that personnel that he has to work with plays a part in the ST's performance?
Hey, if a change needs to be made for the sake of change, I'm okay with that. To lay it at the feet of one man is misguided at best because there are so many other moving parts, which many posters are reluctant to admit.
Would you agree that overall the Texans personnel has improved as a whole? If so, wouldn't that lead us to believe that the nonstarters talent level on the team has increased & those are the players being utilized on the ST's so the production should be improving, not regressing? Have we not also seen a pair of our returners leave for other teams this season & have success that seemed hard to come by here? With improved personnel & an obvious improvement in former players play elsewhere that can really only lead to one issue for regressing ST's imo & that's poor coaching.
It's not change for the sake of change when you are one of the worst in the NFL at that aspect of the game. It's change for the sake of improving the team & to strengthen an area of known weakness. There are many moving parts, but assuming that the coaching is always adequate & never at fault seems a bit misguided to me. Coaches have been fired & performances have improved due to it on plenty of occasions. Hardly a new concept.