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I felt the same way, thankful to get this far, not getting my hopes up for a victory, and thinking we had no chance against the Steelers. So I wasn't too upset when it looked like we were going to lose the game after Taj made that incredibly stupid play.
But then we have a great drive, AV does his magic, and we leave them with less than a minute on the clock.
When management evaluates this season, there's no way they can be satisfied with our ST's play. I don't care how many 'new guys' they had to use. The O and D also had new guys. Our KR coverage has been horrible the last 2 years. u00efu00bbu00bfu00efu00bbu00bfu00efu00bbu00bfThere may be a reason Rychleski coached for 27 years in college without a pro job. We have the worst coach ST squad in the league.
To be fair, the Colts had a lot of injuries that hurt their special teams play this year
True. And I know the 'trickle down' effect, where guys who were on STs become starters, new guys come in and play STs, etc.
But you have to admit that the guys on STs, from last season through this one, do not seem to be coached very well. Both KO and KR schemes are lacking, sometimes players look lost out there. Notice that no matter how deep McAfee kicked it, they returned it? No fear there.
I hate to keep harping on this, but there's no excuse for a team with a top Offense and a pretty respectable Defense to be so bad on STs.
You missed the worst Caldwell gaff of all in my opinion. What the heck was that time out call on the Jets last drive? There was no hope of getting the ball back. What it did do was allow the Jets to run another play which shortened the field goal from 45 yards to 32. Terrible, inexplicable decision!
Seriously, after Vinatieri made that FG, I thought the Colts had the win in their pockets. The the special teams dropped that bomb on them... *Sigh*