Originally posted by thl408:
Obviously a lot will be decided in pre-season, but my predictions for STs are:
Out > In
Dixon > Costanzo
Moody > Borland
Dahl > Ward
That leaves the 10 guys on kickoff coverage as: Morris, Osgood, Ventrone, Costanzo, Spillman, Borland, Wilhoite, Ward, Lemonier, Skuta.
If Ward can't handle STs, then put in some other backup DB, maybe DJohnson. That's 3 guys that are designated STers in Osgood, Ventrone, and Costanzo. Not sure the staff would do that since last year there were only 2 specialized STers (Osgood, Ventrone). I think Costanzo is a direct threat to Ventrone's spot on the roster should the team only carry 2 specialized STers.
I have all 3 making the team as well and that is one hell of a ST unit (with or w/o Ward)! Thanks for the clarifications on Spillman/Morris.
Anyone want to make predictions on who will win the return duties (and why)? Does anyone have stats on ST over the past 3 years; how are the judged? Tackles, first down, pancakes (saw one related to this), # diverting the returners, penalties, etc.