I have not seen replays yet, but it would appear that we deployed three punt returners - Odoms and Dileo short with Gallon deep. This was a long overdue change and echoed a comment by Brian on WTKA last week - something like "put three guys back there and catch the ball". With the proliferation of spread punt formations and rugby punting we have seen way too many punts over the past few years that were uncatchable by our deep man yet landed short and rolled many yards to our detriment. This new formation covers the short area on both sides while leaving Gallon free to concentrate on fielding and returning boots of normal distance. Dileo lived up to his billing as a"natural" return man as he easily grabbed two shorties and returned each about 15 yards for a net of less than 20 (one was called back). Gallon was much more comfortable deep and very effective. This alignment also protects the deep man as the two short guys (no offense Ninjas) can tell him whether to fair catch or not. Great move - if a bit belated.
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