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Special Teams (Improved!) and some shocking #s

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm glad that we have improved (muffed punt aside), but jesus christ, the below #s are sickening.We've been so goddamn bad.
    http://colorado.rivals.com/showmsg.asp?fid=422&tid=177644740&mid=177644740&sid=894&style=2
    Holy. ****.
     
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  2. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    :scared2::scared2: 56 total return yards all of last year ?? OMFG
     
  3. Rick James

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    On an unrelated note, Crawley is about the first guy since Josh Smith to return kicks that wasn't a 5'8 white guy.
     
  4. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    Special Teams only had one direction to go.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    and we went there fast.
     
  6. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    Sounds about right.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Wow
     
  8. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Punt return has been a sore spot for awhile...at least there is progress under Embree in some form.
     
  9. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    And before him we had a 5'8'' white guy who happened to be one of our best punt returners ever.
     
  10. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    fify
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    strange how by ignoring the point of the post you replied to ("fixed"), you managed to get the discussion back to a relevant point.
     
  12. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Oh, the irony.
     
  14. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    He isn't 5'8". But, he was the one glimmer of light in that ****** 2002 RMS.
     
  15. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    His Olympic bio had him at 5'9'', so I figured that was close enough. I'm sure his CU football height was listed as taller. Football roster heights/weights are almost always lies.
     
  16. Jens1893

    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    In order for there to be a returnable punt, the other team first has to be forced to do so ... a feat our defense didn´t manage all that often last season.
     
  17. NashBuff

    NashBuff CSU Knob-Slobberer

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    Is this some kind of Riddle?
     
  18. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Bloom is probably 5'7" in his cleats, but he was certainly a great return guy for us. Wish we had him now.
     
  19. jpbuff

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    I still want to know why they don't block the long snapper after he snaps the ball. I think they ended up chipping him once but I believe he was the guy all over DD on the punt he bumbled.

    Why you give a guy a free run down the field is beyond me. I know you can't block him immediately after the snap but you have to account for him at some point during the play. This has been going on for years and I just don't get it.
     
  20. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    We've had a lot of great caucasion returners. Campbell, McCloughan, Bloom
     
  21. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

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    Other special teams positives:

    - CU punter Darragh O’Neill had six punts for 284 yards, a 47.3 yard average. O’Neill’s efforts places him atop the Pac-12, and 8th in the nation.

    - As a team, the Buffs’ 46.33 net punting average is second in the Pac-12, and 5th in the nation.

    - Colorado ranked 115th in the nation in kickoff returns in 2011; after the first game, the Buffs are ranked 26th nationally.

    (from CUattheGame)
     
  22. Ozbuff

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    I'm certainly not a special teams coach, but I guess the idea is to put a hat on everyone else and rely on the returner to get past the long snapper or call for a fair catch if there isn't enough space. I think our blocking, both on offense and special teams, still leaves a lot to be desired. Not sure how much of it is talent and how much is coaching.
     
  23. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Plus, did you know that he can punt with both feet?
     
  24. fervorfactor

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    That must really cut down on shanks. :nod:
     
  25. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    As I posted on rivals, having a long average punt is not necessarily a good thing. Punts mean your offense failed; long punts mean your offense failed deep in their own territory. :huh:
     
  26. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Bump skiing gave Bloom the ability to make incredibly quick cuts. Or the fact that he could make incredibly quick cuts made him a great bump skier. Or something.
     
  27. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    no. you can have a gazillion punts at 43.8 yds/punt or 1 for 43.8. besides you rarely are punting for less than 40 yds of field position.
     
  28. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    The CSU punter had 2 60+ yard punts and O'Neil beat his average by something like 6 yards. That tells me the CSU punter has a big leg, but didn't get to use it that often.

    Here's my real point: I would rather have a 0.0 yard average per punt. humph
     
  29. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    you want all the punts to get blocked? :wow:
     
  30. NW Buff

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