Thursday, January 05, 2006

Football - the Allure of Special Teams

Thanks to Neil for this link. It is an interesting article about the excitement (or lack there of) of playing on special teams. Is special teams an area where guys are "banished" that couldn't become starters? Or are the special teams an competitive landscape with players competing for spots? Are your best players getting on special teams, or is it only a place to give playing time for younger guys? Obviously for Texas, special teams hold a special place in the hearts of their players. We know for any Frank Beamer squad, it's the same thing. Does Georgia Tech have this passion for special teams? Sorry to say that wasn't the case from my seat in 2005. But we all know change is needed there. Wonder what will happen in the off-season. My bet is that there will be changes here.