Breaking Down the New York Giants’ Special Teams Struggles

November 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It might be a cliche, but there really hasn't been anything special about the performance of the New York Giants special teams unit this season.
After nine weeks, some of their major rankings paint a not-so pretty picture.
According to special teams coordinator Tom Quinn, who last spoke to the media on Oct. 24, there hasn't been any one specific reason for the special teams woes.
Quinn did, however, admit that the constant turnover in personnel on the special teams units created some challenges.
"You’re shuffling guys in and out and trying to find solutions that way, (and) there are not that many guys to do that with," Quinn noted.
One example of the personnel headaches Quinn has had involves rookie defensive end Damontre Moore, who has played gunner on the punt coverage team.
"It is very unusual, yeah," Quinn confirmed when asked about having a defensive end assigned to a role normally reserved to a defensive back or receiver.
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