Originally Posted by dtran04
This team needs better athletes. They are slow getting covering kicks. What happens is one guy gets down there way faster than everyone else and at that point, contain is broken.
On the other end, Keyshawn just isn't a good kick returner. He isn't that elusive and doesn't have the speed to break one.
I like Martin as a returner, despite his recent struggles. I think it's tough... He's trying to make a play and his blocking is total garbage.
I don't think athleticism is our problem on special team's coverage. Braman is an excellent athlete. He's just very undisciplined. Today, again, he just gave away containment for no reason. Of course, watching our defenive struggles-seeing a lack of depth at LB and safety, it does occur to me that those are the positions that usually excel in special team coverage.
Also, I could die happy if I was never forced to watch Brice McCain play "gunner" on the punt team. The guy, sometimes, literally, does not cross the line of scrimmage until the play is over. He gets absolutely manhandled by the blocking. Painful!