The Shield Punt: Maximizing Field Position

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Chris Fore
81 pages
If you ask any of the players who have ever played for me, or coaches on my staffs, what my favorite special team is, they will surely tell you: Punt! I really believe that the punt team can have more of an effect on a game than any other special team. Is has been my experience in more than a decade of coaching this great game that in the field position game, you usually do not see that any of the other special teams have as dramatic of an impact as the punt team does. And the opposite is also true. A blocked punt can absolutely change the entire flow and dynamics of a football game. An interception and a blocked punt are the two plays that change momentum faster than anything else on the gridiron. The Shield Punt reduces blocked punts, while also allowing the coverage team to get down the field and cover the punt effectively.