Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Programming note: I may not have/make time to finish going through the second preseason game until Saturday afternoon, so no post on that. We conclude our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season with a look at the special teams. I went through this in the offseason positional analysis, but special teams is kind of an odd fit for the positional analysis concept, as it really has five different elements albeit with three or four overlapping dyadic pairs that feature interrelated skills. There are (1) place kicking-field goals and extra points, (2) kickoffs and kickoff coverage, (3) punts and punt coverage, (4) kickoff returns, and (5) punt returns. Your interrelated skills tend to be (a) the kickoff kicker is also either the kicker or the punter, (b) kickoff coverage and punt coverage, (c) kickoff return blocking and punt return blocking, and sometimes though not always (d) the kickoff and punt returner is the same person. T...
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