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Creating Game-Changing Impact Through Punt Returns And Field-Goal Blocks

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© February, 2005

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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