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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffarino, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Looked much, much better yesterday. Still not what I would call a strength of the team, but not the abomination that we saw all last year. Looking forward to Patterson returning punts this year.
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'll give Riddle some credit for yesterday. Lord knows I've been quick enough to rip on him for bad ST performances. Credit where credit is due. Made all our kicks, had great kickoffs, covered kickoffs/punts well, had a good punting average, got good returns, and blocked a field goal. Now build on this, get better and more consistent, and cut out the penalties. We're not good enough for Special Teams to be mediocre. We must win the kicking game every week.
     
  3. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Our punting was horrible. Line drives all day to the guy catching. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    41.4 average with 4/7 not returned and 2 put inside the 20 without any touchbacks. The 3 that did get returned were a problem (44 yards with a long of 24 - luckily there were penalties). I agree that there is a lot of room for improvement, but I couldn't care less if it looks pretty as long as we have that sort of stat line.

    And DiLallo averaged 38.64 per punt last year (86th in the nation out of 98 qualifying punters), so this is a significant improvement. Grossnickle's average would have put him at 47th among 2009 punters, which would have been in the top half of the nation. I'm actually pretty encouraged since he was a freshman playing his first game, it's a big improvement from a year ago, and Grossnickle has the talent to be much better.

    The punting game was my biggest complaint about special teams yesterday and that's a good sign.
     
  5. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Special teams didn't hurt us yesterday, and actually helped a bit. Good punt returns, a block, no missed opportunities.

    Other than the punting, which I had hoped would be much improved, there isn't much to complain about. Let's hope they keep it up. We'll need it when we go up against real competition.
     
  6. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Also props to Will Jeff for the (almost) Win!
    He didn't block this punt, but he came darn close.
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    This was a strength he showed in the August scrimmage.
    As demonstrated here:
    aug scrimm blocked punt 967815644_d5RyK-M.jpg
     

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