Special Teams Has Schiano “Very Perturbed”November 8th, 2012
You want to piss off Greg Schiano? Either mess with the thermostats, fumble the football, or allow a blocked field goal.
Today at One Buc Palace, Schiano said he’s “very perturbed” by special teams failures this season, specifically two fouls for roughing the kicker (Adam Hayward against Oakland and, Joe presumes, Dekoda Watson against Dallas), and the Raiders’ blocked field goal last weekend.
“I don’t gloss over it. I’ll tell you that. I’m very perturbed by some of the things in the kicking game that have happened that shouldn’t happen,” Schiano said. “There’s no reason for a blocked field goal. I don’t care how great an effort Oakland made. That does not happen, and it did.”
Joe’s notes say the blocked field goal primarily was Jeremy Trueblood’s fault, as Lamarr Houston busted through between Jeremy Zuttah and Trueblood. (Here’s the video.) Trueblood got stood up at the line of scrimmage awfully fast. It’ll be interesting to see if he’s still in that role come Sunday.