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    Default Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns

    After making backup linebacker Arnold Harrison a sacrificial lamb last week, cutting him in response to ...

    [HIGH-LIGHT] Pittsburgh allowing a league-high three kickoff return touchdowns in the past four games, the Steelers promptly surrendered a 97-yard opening kickoff return touchdown to Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles on Sunday to make it four allowed in five games.[/HIGH-LIGHT] ...

    Whose head is on the chopping block this week, Steelers' third-year special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky?

    Not even a word will be mentioned to him, in fact a contract extention makes more sense based on his preformance.


    -- The Steelers only once in their history had allowed as many as three kickoff return touchdowns in the same season, in 1986. The only team in the league besides Pittsburgh that has allowed multiple kickoff return touchdowns this season is Oakland, with two. Of the league's 32 teams, 23 of them entered Week 11 without having surrendered a score on a kickoff return.

    -- Pittsburgh is getting killed by touchdown returns of every kind. They've now allowed a scoring return -- kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions -- in a team-record-tying eighth consecutive game. By comparison, the Steelers defense entered Week 11 having only allowed nine touchdowns in their first nine games this season.

    -- Oh, and did we mention that in their Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns, and led the league in kickoff coverage, at 19.1 yards allowed?

    (Has this been the difference in most of our losses?)

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    Default Re: Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns

    As I said in another post I think harrison (james) played on the KO coverage last year. I also think we miss anthony madison and I don't think #11 for us really does a good job on tackling or angles -- he is a difference this year from last year. I think carrie davis is a much better option cause he's larger and can blow up blocks. #11 is small and easily blocked in his lane.

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    Default Re: Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns

    Fact remains...ST's suck this year....a year after they were so good...with a backup punter all season....so explain that. Let's see...MT....last year...he said...going to address ST's differently and put more time in....he did and it payed off.......this year he backed off. WTF?

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    Default Re: Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns

    did you notice that the KO return by the chiefs was a mirror image of the KO return that the bengals did -- KO is to the side and returner runs laterally and draws in the coverage and then returner cuts back against the coverage having drawn them all to one side. Maybe the chiefs were watching some film during the week eh?

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    Default Re: Super Bowl season of 2008 the Steelers allowed no kickoff return touchdowns

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    did you notice that the KO return by the chiefs was a mirror image of the KO return that the bengals did -- KO is to the side and returner runs laterally and draws in the coverage and then returner cuts back against the coverage having drawn them all to one side. Maybe the chiefs were watching some film during the week eh?
    I've noticed a lot of times this year, the coverage teams over committing to a side and getting burned the other way. Seeing that has been a reason why I've been calling for Ligashesky's head. That's designed. Everything else from shedding blocks etc... that's coaching too, it's teaching.

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