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Will Special Teams Be Special ?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by I_am_smoked_cheddar, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. I_am_smoked_cheddar

    I_am_smoked_cheddar Guest

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    Special teams are an important part of the game. I confess that I wish I knew more about the Packer's Special Teams. Who was or will be the Gunner ? Will Cobb be returning punts and kicks this year ? Who will the long snapper be ? Who Coaches the Special Teams ? Who will hold for Mason Crosby ? I started this thread to learn, understand, and enjoy the season more. Please fill this thread with your knowledge and opinions !
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  2. slaughter25

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    Bold 1: Jarrett Bush #24 is our special teams captian and gunner on PRs and KRs. Pat Lee was another imoportant outside special teams player for us last year.

    Bold 2: Yes and Yes, I am from the camp that believes he will make the most impact on this team this year as a Special teams guy. I still think the WR scene is still too crowded for him to really step in and be an impact player.

    Bold 3: Shawn Slocum, he has been a character in the last few seasons in GB and has been the scapegoat for the lackluster performance we have gotten out of both the return and kicking sides of the special teams up until last year. We brought in a few rookies that could play some good special teams ball like Ryan Taylor and Randall Cobb and the young talent brought him out of the hot seat last season. We should be still looking for improvement out of these units this year.
     
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  3. 13 Times Champs

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    One other thing to note, we have a great young punter in Mastay. Didn't Flynn hold for Crosby last year? May be a different guy doing that job if he was.
     
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  4. slaughter25

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  5. DevilDon

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    Long snapper is Brett Goode. Tim Masthay the punter holds on field goals.
    I along with some others here wanted to see Slocum replaced but with special teams improving so much last season that's unlikely. With Cobb the "special" is back in special teams. There is talk that WR Tori Gurley has a knack for blocking punts too. Would love to see one or two of those this year.
    No reason to expect less out of these units.
     
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  6. 13 Times Champs

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    Agree and thanks for clarification on who holds for Crosby.
     
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    Not sure what the confusion is about who does what on OP favorite team of all time.
     
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  9. CheeseHead87

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    Geez it wasn't that long ago that the Special Teams were downright terrible. Dave Rayner kicking, Jeremy Kapinos punting, and Woodson was returning punts!!

    I feel like the Special Teams are great now. Crosby is talented, Masthay is phenomenal, Cobb has loads of promise, and Bush is a perfect special teamer. Should be a good unit this year!
     
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    Talent overcomes coaching. :)
     
  11. Vltrophy

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Gurley or Borel on Sp.Teams this yr from time to time. I know they're WR but Cobb started on S.T & will be on there a few times again this yr
     
  12. CheeseHead87

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    We'll see. If Cobb becomes a major factor in the offense (as high as #3 WR), then the coaches might want him to stop doing as much on Special Teams. And I know that Gurley has a reputation for blocking punts right?
     
  13. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    Is there a problem with the Coach ? Will tackling or speed be stressed more ? What about down field blocking ? Oh ya, penalties, we can't forget those. Have fundamentals been high enough on the priority list ? Who makes the good hands team ? :coffee:
     
  14. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    Insightful, Informative, have a cigar! I have a friend in power in Havana.
     
  15. milani

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    Like to see Gurley out there on ST. Been a while since we did block a punt. We actually did get a piece of Tynes first half FG attempt in January.
     
  16. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    Grab, grab, grab, can anybody tackle anymore ! Remember Tackling ! Bump & Hope ain't getting it done ! Can we get some special in Special Teams !!!
     
  17. ThxJackVainisi

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    Just curious, which NFL team do you follow? ;)
     
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  18. tynimiller

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    Terrel Manning could be a special teams STUD! Has all the tools, and body style.
     
  19. I_am_smoked_cheddar

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    TACKLING, we need better TACKLING !!!
     
  20. HyponGrey

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    So you've said. Tackling isn't just a special teams issue, and you don't really tackle on returns (also a part of special teams) I got one for ya:

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    "Tackling, definitely better tackling. And the blocking, definitely the blocking too... we need a running game."
     
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