Thursday, September 28, 2006

Football - Special Teams

Good article on the special teams, specifically kick-off coverage. The focus was on Michael Johnson. I was at the game and he was in on the majority of the tackles. However, something that you could only pick up on from being at the game - Johnson was the LAST guy down field on EVERY kick-off I watched. Hate to say it, but he had a bit of a slow top speed. Having said that, he did an outstanding job of eyeing the returner all the way and positioning himself to make the tackle. So you have guys that run at full tilt and others who hang backa slightly. Was Johnson running full speed? Looked like it but I'm not sure. I do know he was involved in a lot of the tackles so it was working.

Just a interesitng note.