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Falcons hire new special teams coordinator

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Just now, ATLFalcon36 said:

What's the scoop on him?

Kotwica, 44, has spent the last five seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Washington Redskins. Prior to that, he held a number of different positions with the New York Jets from 2007-13, including special teams quality control and special teams coordinator.

Football Outsiders, an analytics website, ranked the Redskins eighth in the league following the 2018 season in a metric that takes every special teams phase into account.

According to the Redskins team site, Kotwica helped the Redskins rank second in the NFL during the 2017 seasons in kickoff return average allowed at 18.7 yards per return, the team's lowest average allowed since 2001 (17.2).

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Just now, FalconKick said:

"Whoa buddy, why don't let Bosher do the hitting"

I'm going to be surprised if he doesn't lay someone out from the sidelines at some point during his tenure.

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Of all the changes, this seems like the one that would have the highest chance for a better result than just bringing back all the old guys. You can easily make the argument Sark already did a pretty good job and Manuel would do a much better job with all the players back. Not with Armstrong. 

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1 hour ago, 4LoveoftheGame said:

Just curious why he did not stay with the Redskins.

Because the Redskins are an absolute mess that is probably gonna have to start over fro the ground up very soon.

They d!cked Cousins around forever & then let him walk after trading for a 33 year old Alex Smith... only to see Smith have his leg destroyed halfway through the season. Smith spent a month in the hospital afterward because of post-surgery complications. He's going to be 34 in May and in all likelihood his career is over.

Their best player on offense is Adrian Peterson... who is also about to turn 34. Sure, he was decent this season for his age, but how long can he keep that up & the fact that a 34 year old HB is the best thing you have going is pretty sad.

Also, Jay Gruden must be on super thin ice at this point, owner Dan Snyder has a reputation for sticking his nose in everything, team president Bruce Allen is regarded around the league & in the media as the least transparent & least communicative front office person in the NFL.

I'd want out, too. 

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1 hour ago, Summerhill said:

Of all the changes, this seems like the one that would have the highest chance for a better result than just bringing back all the old guys. You can easily make the argument Sark already did a pretty good job and Manuel would do a much better job with all the players back. Not with Armstrong. 

He should produce better results, but don't discount the improvement we should see on D with our SB-winning DC in Quinn now in direct control as he was down the stretch in 2016, along with the players back from injuries, a couple more edge rushers, DT, LB, CB, etc.

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They said on the radio he flew an Apache helicopter in three War zones. A tough guy. DQ said he wanted more physicality, that's 2, this guy and Mularkey. I applaud DQ he is trying.

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39 minutes ago, PokerSteve said:

Seems to be a decent ST coach. Should be light years better than Armstrong. That fills all the coaching vacancies, time to get to work upgrading some players.

Starting with that noodle arm QB of ours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What? Somebody was gonna say it. :ninja:

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