“I’m Not Pleased With Our Kickoff Return Unit”October 18th, 2012
Make no mistake. The leader of the New Schiano Order is a special teams stickler.
No longer is the Bucs punt cover unit called “punt cover.” It’s now the “punt block” team. Hell, Schiano has even recruited Ronde Barber to bring the greatness of the Rutgers special teams to Tampa.
Today, Schiano made it clear change is coming to the Bucs’ kickoff return team. There are no smiles when Schiano thinks about the Bucs’ production in that area.
“I’m not pleased with our kickoff return unit,” Schiano said. “We’re not doing what I think we’re capable of doing.”
When questioned, Schiano wouldn’t say whether Arrelious Benn is — or is not — part of the problem. Schiano only said to expect changes on that unit.
Benn is ranked 17th in the NFL among kick returners with nine or more returns.