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Special Teams Concerns

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buff4bcs1985, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    God kicking sucked... also first post in the football forum!!!
     
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  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The reports on special teams today have been consistently bad. Yikes.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    Bad is an understatement... We can't punt... We missed 2 extra points one off the upright and the other hit the longer snapper in the ass...
     
  4. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    The weird thing is that in the post-scrimmage interview with the press, MacIntyre talked about how the special teams improvement was the best example of how things had improved since he'd arrived as head coach. Uh oh.
     
  5. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    This better not be a jinx like all of your first posts in gameday threads.
     
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  6. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Diego did hit field goals from 37 and 57 yards out though. I think Graham will be doing the XP's and short distance kicks.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I can't help but laugh.
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    What is he gonna say? Alex kinney cant punt worth **** or deigo is dog **** and destroy their confidence?
     
  9. Tea Rex

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    This makes me miss the days of Aric Goodman.
     
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  10. Jeric

    Jeric ... Club Member

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    I'm hopeful Chris Graham knows how to make an extra point. The punting and FG holding is what concerns me.
     
  11. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    If you READ my post, I mentioned that HE produced that as the best evidence of the improvement of the football program since he arrived. Special teams was not prompted by reporters at the time.

    You're such a kicker.;)
     
  12. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Doesn't recruit well and his position group is a mess.

    How does Nienas keep his job?
     
  13. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    Well, let's see how things go this year...it seems like one scrimmage and everyone is jumping off a cliff. I personally have moved from ST being a question mark to a concern, but there's still 17 or so more practices and 13 games. But if they don't improve this year, Neinas has to go and seeing what Mac did with Baer, I think it will happen if it needs to.
     
  14. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    Let's start practicing the "GO FOR IT" chant.
     
  15. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Neinas:
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  16. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    It's not just one scrimmage. Special teams has been a concern for a while. There is no reason we shouldn't have reasonable kicking.
     
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  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Kickoffs were short (Diego). 1 punt out of 4 was good (and it was great). Kinney has potential. Needs to get consistent and speed his launch. Diego made both his FGs. I think the one at the end was 55 yards. But there was a bad hold on 1 XP that he kicked into the snapper's ass. The other XP snafu was totally on him and went off the right upright. Unfortunately for fans, they're avoiding over kicking guys so Graham didn't kick in the scrimmage since he was going to be kicking in the afternoon practice.
     
  18. Bufffan68

    Bufffan68 Club Member Club Member

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    I get it, I just think it's a little early to be hitting the red alert button.
     
  19. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    I'm glad we gave a walk-on a scholarship to kick extra points
     
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  20. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    When is the trade deadline?
     
  21. FlatironsBuff

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    For you? Sept 1st, 1887.
     
  22. Gramburglar

    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

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    Never
     
  23. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Neinas needs to try the turn your back to the kicker strategy maybe that will help?
     
  24. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I do agree that ST is a big question mark, that Neinas has not earned his salary and is doubtful he ever well. I do also agree that it was the first scrimmage and there are many more practices to improve some of this stuff. By all accounts, Kinney has a good leg and was #2 ranked punter so he'll be alright (would be nice if we had more confidence in his coach to help him improve his mechanics though). Diego supposedly has a huge leg but it hasn't translated into kickoffs although that was a long field goal (somewhere I read it was closer to 57).

    I think where Mac was optimistic is the sense that we have more athletes across the board and more depth meaning our punt and kickoff teams should perform better. Whether our kickers deliver is still uncertain. Given what HCMM did to overhaul his defensive staff, he has now earned my trust regarding willingness to upgrade staff when needed. I would say that most of us recognized the need to get Neinas out almost when he was hired, so it is a bit of a mystery why he is still employed other than his dad's connections.
     
  25. 89BUFF89

    89BUFF89 Well-Known Member

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    Neinas has 18 more practices to get it fixed. I have my doubts but will reserve judgement until I see what we do at Hawaii.
     
  26. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    He's already had an awful lot.
     
  27. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    One kick really hit the long snapper in the ass? Smdh.
     
  28. patebuff

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    The reports are very disturbing. I swear if we come out against Hawaii with god awful ST units for a third straight year, I will freak. I am not too worried about XP's and short FG's as I've seen enough from Graham to feel confident there. Holding, punting, and kickoffs scare me too death.
     
  29. cu2x

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    His dad Chuck, who has lived in Boulder for years, was the Big 8 commissioner and was tight with Eddie Crowder and AD bigshots. The AD has also paid dad as a consultant a number of times. As Hank Brown pointed out, and no one would follow up on, there are lots of financial irregularities at CU. This is totally giving money to a friend's family
     
  30. Jeric

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    That was the bad hold one, I think.
     

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