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Discussion in 'Football' started by leg4cy, Sep 8, 2008.
anyone else having issues getting this to open the depth chart? I keep getting the media guide to open.
scroll down a few pages and you will come to the depth chart.
One thing to note...
A-Rob's status as starter on the two deep means NOTHING. They would be dumb to not list him there because of his injury and make it easy for Iowa not to prepare for him.
Same can be said about punt returning and not listing O'Connell. Make Iowa prepare for McDowell and LJ before anything else.
Do you honestly think Iowa prepares any differently for O'Connell than the do McDowell or LJ? It is punt coverage. The scheme is the same for everyone minus a Devin Hester.
Who was our punt returning for Saturday? I did not recognize him.
Michael O'Connell. Regina native and a good kid.
McConnell or something. Dude looked like a linebacker out there but was fast and shifty and was a shoestring tackle away from taking one to the house! :yes:
Eh, you're probably right.
Was LJ dinged up as well Saturday? Why didn't handle the return duties?
I did like watching Mike return the ball against SDSU.
Hopefully JJ can work his way up, he looked pretty explosive Saturday night - nice to see him break a few big runs in I.C.
He was returning kick offs as far as I remember. He also played out at corner, but he seems to be playing out of position a bit too much for my liking.
I think we're going to be missing Kennard a lot
LJ returned kickoffs and is the most exciting player we have had at that position in years. Almost broke a couple.
He doesn't seem to be a punt returner IMO. O'Connell did a good job at punt returns.
What is the difference in skills needed from a punt returner vs a kick-off returner?
Lack of a fear gene.
One requires a big set of kahona's, the other requires an even bigger set! :biglaugh:
This is just my opinion, but I see Punt Returner's has being more shifty. Having better movement side to side
Kick Returners can have just straight speed. Now obviously the really good ones have both (Hester, Dante Hall, etc) but a lot of times you see a different punt returner in than a kick returner.
I am trying to think of the last time where we had somebody do both?
I think the most important aspect of a punt returner is to be able catch the ball in traffic. Kickoff returners have no one around them when they field the ball.