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    Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    This is long overdue but wanted to give out some props for Matt Morton and his special teams play this year. He is without a doubt our special teams unit leader and is always making plays. His excitment and passion on cover units is a real positve for this team and want him to be recognized. Give some love to Matt in this thread!



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    I agree, he's always flying around the field being a kamikaze. Making big hits and recovering fumbles. Nice to see him making an impact.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Last night, Jansen Watson made almost every special team tackle. He was outstanding.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Loved his hit on TexAgs kick returner.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Matt is a great kid with a great family. Had the pleasure of meeting his Mom in KC at their hotel last year and she was a wonderful woman.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Quote Originally Posted by sdcyfan View Post
    This is long overdue but wanted to give out some props for Matt Morton and his special teams play this year. He is without a doubt our special teams unit leader and is always making plays. His excitment and passion on cover units is a real positve for this team and want him to be recognized. Give some love to Matt in this thread!
    Excellent point, and I think it goes for all of our coverage teams. This was one area where I used to constantly wait for the gaming changing return by the other team, and never really hoped for one on ours. They're doing a great job.

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    Last night, Jansen Watson made almost every special team tackle. He was outstanding.
    I saw that.....#2? He was everywhere.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    His parents ride the fire truck every week. Great Cyclones! I saw his Dad on TV last night.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Matt is a great player and has really been a good leader this year !Great to see him really having a good year out there .Thanks Matt for all your hard work!Go CyclONEs



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Morton and Watson have been difference makers on special teams this year.
    I had class with Morton's mother. He is a great story from a strong family.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Agree. Morton has been outstanding as has Watson last few games. Those guys are the backbone of the team - real unsung heroes.

    Cheers



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Agree. I was thinking the same thing when I watehd the TTU tape. Great hustle and energy on special team plays by lots of different guys.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Matt is a great kid with a great family. Had the pleasure of meeting his Mom in KC at their hotel last year and she was a wonderful woman.
    Yup, he is a great guy. He was a resident in Buchanan when I was a CA there and was very much involved with the community. Typically you'd think most football players would be "too cool" for floor/residence hall activities, but he showed up and participated all the time. I want to say he was on his floor cabinet as well.



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    He has been great all yr. I recall the Conn game with his many blasts. Iowa State's Billy Bates.


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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Huge Morton fan here as well. Dude just rips it up on Special Teams. Our whole Special Teams units have be outstanding this year and I think it starts with guys like Matt. I kind of expected to see more of Jovan(sp) Miller this year on ST though...



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    Re: Matt Morton: Special Teams Leader

    Not trying to derail this thread, because I have been loving Morton's play as well. The special teams talk got me thinking back to a fond memory from many years ago when I was in high school.

    Our head football coach would have one of our biggest/meanest/smelliest defensive hitters line up closest to the tee on kickoffs and instead of dropping back to return block in the wedge, he would have him run up and blast the kicker immediately after kicking the ball off. (Basically lay him out with a block, not a tackle or anything too cheap.) Coach's logic was that if the kicker knew he was going to get knocked on his keyster pretty good after every kick, he wouldn't be as focused on kicking the ball well and it would benefit us with better field position. In today's world it would probably get flagged and not be allowed, but it was always fun to watch back then and it usually did work pretty well after the initial kickoff.

    Has anyone else seen something similar happen before? Would it be considered unsportsmanlike and be flagged these days?



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