Nebraska Snowflakes - Special teams

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on September 23rd, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Here is the thread for hot takes and snowflakes on special teams performance.

Comments

Blue_by_U

September 22nd, 2018 at 9:19 PM ^

and a great return it was...DPJ is getting better every week at reading the kicks. I know a lot of it is 'luck' from a standpoint of stars and blocks aligning, but he really looked like he was picking apart their return team on that one. Great team effort on the score. Feel bad for A. Thomas, he had a scoop six, that call still boggles the mind...return man was jacked, Thomas essentially picked it right off his shoulder, no bounce, no whatever...still called it back. Kid was robbed. He's electric on returns.

garde

September 23rd, 2018 at 11:55 AM ^

Yes. Things seem to be clicking for DPJ. To be honest though, it seems some of the criticism thrown his way, lighted a bit of a fire under him. To my eye, he's playing more freely. Now that could just be things "clicked" or he could have just said "fuck it..im going out to ball." (Or even a combo of both). Whatever it is, he looks more comfortable and confident out there.

(Still think his first step is nothing "GREAT," but once he hits top speed, he's off to the races).

Wolverine 73

September 22nd, 2018 at 3:47 PM ^

Someone asked in a thread recently “why is DPJ out there returning punts?”  I think we got the answer today, to the extent we didn’t already know.  That spin move towards the end of the return was sweet.

RainbowSprings

September 22nd, 2018 at 5:14 PM ^

Man, despite the fact Nordin nailed the 50-yard FG, he missed a PAT. Some of his other PATs were just barely inside the posts. Coulda easily been a couple more PATs missed. What gives with him?

MotownGoBlue

September 22nd, 2018 at 5:23 PM ^

I've been saying it for awhile, Nordin needs to put some touch on those PATs and short FGs...every ball comes off his foot like a rocket (a few knuckle balls on those close attempts).