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    Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    http://www.startribune.com/510/story/1227741.html

    While the Vikings' struggles on offense and against the pass last season have been well documented, the team also had its problems on special teams. One of the biggest areas of concern centered around the kickoff and punt coverage units.
    Only Oakland (2-14) ranked ahead of the Vikings (6-10) in the NFL when it came to average starting field position allowed after kickoffs (30.7-yard line for Minnesota, 32.6 for the Raiders). Atlanta finished atop the NFL at 23.6.

    I had no idea that we did that poor on feild position as we did. Part of that blame also has to go to Longwell who I know did not do real well onm Kickoffs.

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    Honestly Longwell is the biggest reason. I remember when the Packers were letting him walk there was talks it was because he too much of a liability on kickoffs. I do think we need to work on coverage too, obviously by those numbers, but it might not be a bad idea to bring in another kicker for kickoff purposes ... something that takes up a precious roster spot. Tough call for a coach when you have a solid kicker that does not have a kickoff leg.

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    What about Kluwe?
    Anybody know how he would handle a kickoff?

    I assume not very well or he would have been in there already, but you never know.

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    chilly already said kluwe would not be doing kickoff... honestly i think the rookie reyes will be our punter/ kickoff man

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    "tb04512" wrote:
    chilly already said kluwe would not be doing kickoff... honestly i think the rookie reyes will be our punter/ kickoff man
    Did he say why?

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    i dont remember where the article is, ill look for it, i just remember reading about it.. not sure why kluwe wouldnt do it, cant remember if that was in the article

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: Childress gives Vikings special teams some special attention

    "tb04512" wrote:
    i dont remember where the article is, ill look for it, i just remember reading about it.. not sure why kluwe wouldnt do it, cant remember if that was in the article
    I'm sure there is a good reason...He probably sucks at it.

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