Originally posted by AXEGRINDER:Originally posted by HessianDud:
the only reason to be disappointed (and really, as I said earlier, I don't give a s**t, because it doesn't matter who the STC is if we don't get a good return man) is that, reading a Bobby April quote earlier, he said that special teams is the first play of offense, and Sing, talking about Schotty, said that his experience as a DC will help him...My point being, philosophically, it seems like we will be using ST conservatively (bombshell, I know) with a defensive mentality rather than with a explosive and/or gambling approach with an intent to score.
With all due respect, that doesn't make any sense. So when we are on the recieving end of punts and kickoffs, we are going to be conservative? I could see having a defensive mentality when we are punting or kicking off, but not when we are recieving. ST is 50/50 offensive and defensive mentalities last time I checked.
I think what Sing means is that there will be no dropoff in production when it comes to defending kicks.
I didn't articulate it very well. My point was that listening to April talk about his philosophy, he thinks of ST as the beginning of an offensive possession. Singletary, in talking about Scottenheimer's qualifications, stressed his defensive experience. Philosophically, it just seems like two different ways of seeing special teams.
Now how much that affects how we actually run the ST, I don't know, probably not at all, and like I said, getting a good returner is the biggest thing we really need to do to improve ST.
Mostly, I was just kinda playing devil's advocate and saying that if people want to be upset about the hire they could be upset about how it seems to continue the conservative trend.