Inside The Bills

Why Marrone still looking for kickoff guy

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2014 – 12:18 am

With the preseason coming to a close head coach Doug Marrone is still trying to nail down a kickoff specialist for his squad. They claimed P/K Jordan Gay off waivers this week and he had a kickoff to start the second half. It went to the goal line and he had a punt. Marrone sees a big advantage in having a kickoff specialist.

“Last year we led the league in kickoff returns against us,” said Marrone. “I just think you’re playing with fire with that. I think you can have a big advantage for a couple of reasons. One, you can take that phase out of the game meaning that your 30-something spots that you use for special teams two coverage teams and kickoff return and punt. If you’re a team that can kick it out of the end zone 90 percent of the time you’re taking out a lot of shots (on your guys) and you’re saving a lot of reps and you’re taking a lot of opportunities away from the other team.”


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