Punt/kick coverage Schottenheimer’s special concern

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Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

By Jay Posner

Kassim Osgood might have been headed to the Pro Bowl last season as the best special teams player in the AFC when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the final four games.

Osgood is healthy again this summer and, judging from comments by his head coach, he’s already in midseason form.

“In my memory,” Marty Schottenheimer said, “I can’t remember ever seeing a guy better in coverage teams than (Osgood). The guy’s the best I’ve ever seen. He’s got size and he’s got speed and it’s important to him. I mean, they can’t block the guy.”
 

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I am entirely happy with Osgood. This dude brings his "A" game every game.

He will not be a Number One or two WR but he fills the void nicely at the three or four hole.

We need unselfish players who know how to block as a WR as well and the dude is a demon. :tup:
 

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I would hope that he's concerned about our st coverage...

I think everyone is.
 

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Ride The Lightning said:
He proved himself to me last night with that 12 yard TD run. That was impressive.
Yeah, Perkins impressed last night.

Cletis Gordon seemed to regress a little. However, I think he'll make the 75 man cut, and can fully redeem himself in 'Frisco to make the final 53.
 

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Trumpet_Man said:
I am entirely happy with Osgood. This dude brings his "A" game every game.

He will not be a Number One or two WR but he fills the void nicely at the three or four hole.

We need unselfish players who know how to block as a WR as well and the dude is a demon. :tup:
He'll make the team as a ST player, but as a WR he doesn't have enough skills to even be the #5. He has no speed for separation, and has no hops in going after the ball.

I also worry that SD gives defensive co-ordinators a freebie when Osgood is in the game on offense. I'd bet our tendency to run when he's in there is over 75%. That would lead to some of the stacked boxes we face.