Cheesehorn's diary got me thinking. Yes, the kick return is a problem. Why has nothing been mentioned about the effort we are not giving on Blocking kicks this year? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't remember a single block this year. Much is made of how Texas leads the nation since 2000 in blocked kicks, but NONE?!!
Whenever I post a diary, I try to be thoughtful, so I tried to counter my arguement:
We don't have Brian Robison or Michael Griffin anymore.
So? Yeah, they blocked a lot, but they weren't here since 2000. Where's the drop off?
It could be a coaching philosophy. We don't know why they aren't blocking kicks
True, this could be a change in philosophy. But Mac Duff was supposed to be this Special Teams Wizard. I'm not seeing it.
Teams could be aware that we have an exceptional kick blocking unit and are taking steps to prevent the blocked kicks.
We're not even attempting to block kicks! We can't block them if we don't try.
What am I missing? Why have we not only not blocked a kick, but it appears that we are not even trying?