Misery Loves Company: Penalties killing Rams' special teams

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

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    Seems like unbelievably horrendous play by the Rams STs, and a "feel-good" story for Texans fans going into the game Sunday..............


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    ................With all that is the Schaub debacle, scrutiny of our STs have fallen off somewhat. Having read this article about how terrible it is felt that the Rams STs have played, the "feel-good" quickly leaves the building when you realize that the Rams STs is ranked 12 in the NFL...............and the Texans 31.


    2013 FOOTBALLOUTSIDERS SPECIAL TEAMS RATINGS



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  2. Corrosion

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    As I was reading it , I expected it to say "Penalties killing Texans not so special teams"


    When's the last time they had a return that didn't have a block in the back or a guy run outa bounds .... or some other dumb mistake ?!
     
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    Typically that only happens when balls are kicked out of bounds
     
  4. Come On Breh

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    im willing to bet their special teams coach hasnt been there for a damn decade fielding mediocre to poor special teams outfit year after year and is still able to keep his job.
     
  5. CloakNNNdagger

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    A ringy dingy ding.............John Fassel (son of Jim Fassel) was made STs coach only last year.
     
  6. thunderkyss

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    Our Special Teams penalty count is way down compared to last year. At least it feels like it.
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

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    That's not the fell I get. I can't give you specific ST #s, but last year, Houston as a team averaged 6.6 penalties per game. This year, 7.8 penalties per game.
     
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    ST penalties. Last year everytime there was a kick, there was a flag. More times than not, that flag was on us. So far this year, most kicks are penalty free & if there's a flag it's usually been on the other team.
     


  9. Corrosion

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    That's cause our punter doesn't allow many returns and our returners fair catch more than their fair share.
     
  10. steelbtexan

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    Yep

    But when other teams do PR it's a crap shoot if it will be a PR for a TD.

    The Texans tried to fix the ST's problems by drafting an inconsistent FG kicker that has a big enough leg to prevent a KO return. Then they signed the best P in NFL history.

    Despite doing all of this the ST's contributed mightly to the Baltimore loss.
     

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