Florida State Special Teams Disaster Part 1: The Punt Block

Although the Florida State Seminoles emerged victorious against the Florida Gators, they committed egregious errors on special teams. In Part 1 of this two-part ST disasterpiece, Chuck Zodda looks at the University of Florida’s punt block. There is no doubt that the Florida State Seminoles won the national championship last season. It is in the…

Micah Hyde's Punt Return TD against the Eagles

Packers Take Eagles to Flight School

Measuring special teams effectiveness with the stats can be tricky. There’s only one way to know which units are consistently performing at a high-level and which are barely performing: How many times has Chuck Zodda broken down your film? The Philadelphia Eagles make their third appearance this season; previously, Darren Sproles’s punt return and James…

Crowder, House: Duke’s Dynamic Returner

Pylon University covers everything in college football ‒ Ivy League rivalries in the rain, games with an impact on the national title race, Heisman hopefuls, what’s worth watching, and great offensive plays. Duke punt returner Jamison Crowder romped through the Syracuse kick coverage, and Chuck Zodda loves a great punt return. Duke Blue Devil football…

Kickoff Coverage 101 – Stay In Your ****ing Lanes: The Miami Dolphins Story

Some of the most important, game-changing plays in the NFL and college football take place on special teams. Kick returns, punt returns, blocked kicks, the audacious fake punt return – these plays are often the difference between winning and losing. Previously we detailed the abomination that was the Patriots’ punt attempt after their first series…