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Letter from the Editorby: Rex Lardner
Editor American Football Monthly
© November 2006
Special Teams: They Can’t Be Over-Emphasized
When the term ‘Special Teams’ is mentioned each of us may have a different image or mindset as to what it means. One may recall a game that was decided by a kickoff or punt return while another may remember a fumble return for a score. There have been many dramatic finishes that ended in a special teams play. One of the most exciting games in college history was decided by not one but two blocked punts, both resulting in touchdowns. In the 1972 Auburn-Alabama game, the Tigers trailed 16-3 in the fourth quarter when they rallied to block two Crimson Tide punts with each one returned for a score. Auburn prevailed, 17-16.
At almost every level of football there’s always a conversation about special teams and their impor....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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