Sepulveda To Handle Kickoff Duties For Steelers?

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Daniel Sepulveda is making a strong case for supplanting Jeff Reed as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ kickoff man. This is something that many fans have been advocating for quite some time. 
In 2009 the Pittsburgh Steelers’ special teams were a major contributor to their failure to make the playoffs. Particularly woeful were the performances of the kickoff team. 
Kicker Jeff Reed had the NFL’s lowest kickoff average by a considerable margin, and recorded a league-worst three touch-backs in the entire season. Time and again Reed’s kickoffs only carried as far as the opponents’ 15-yard line, and Steeler fans groaned as even average kick returns put their defense in poor field position. 
The poor depth and hang-time on Reed’s kickoffs also played havoc with the coverage teams as the return teams were provided time to set up decent blocking schemes before the Steelers’ disruptors could do their job.
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