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© February, 2005
Creating Game-Changing Impact Through Punt Returns And Field-Goal Blocks

by Michael Greer
Coordinator of Football Operations of the Pro Football Institute & Head Scout, San Jose Sabercats, San Jose, Calif.

SPECIAL TEAMS ARE a vital part of the success of a football team. Did you realize that 1 out of every 5 plays in a game is some type of a “kick-related” play? These plays contribute to one of the most important statistics in football — field position.

Through special teams, a team can create momentum with a turnover, big return or even a score. Special teams plays are impact plays and create great excitement for the fans and players, but it takes a special breed of player to be involved on the special teams.

 Special teams can change the outcome of a game, through field position and by taking advantage of every opportunity to score.

Punt Returns
The “Jet” and “Rocket” punt returns have been extremely successful for our teams over the years.
“Jet” Punt Return:

DIAGRAM 1: “Jet” Punt Return. The following descriptions detail the movements and ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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