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Hire LeVar Woods for ST coach
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:31:04 AM »
Zook has been shown the door and we need to fill this vacancy. Woods will make our special teams better in every way.
Iowa had the leading kickoff return man and the 2nd leading punt return man in the Big Ten last year.

I can remember when Micah Hyde would only fair catch the ball for Iowa. Then Woods took over.
Things have changed for the better. They have innovative fake punts and field goal attempts along with solid coverage on opponent's returns.

A former 7 year pro Woods has all we need to fill what was a gaping hole in our coaching tree the last few years.

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Re: Hire LeVar Woods for ST coach
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 02:28:15 PM »
Even better IMO is a guy who has had his ST units have the fewest penalties in the league on a regular basis:

https://www.newyorkjets.com/team/coaches-roster/brant-boyer

Will he be retained by the Jets? Maybe. But if he did become available...

https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2018/12/12/jets-next-head-coach-should-hang-onto-brant-boyer/
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Re: Hire LeVar Woods for ST coach
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 06:28:59 PM »
The rumor is that Bengals ST coach Brayden Coombs is the likely candidate

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Re: Hire LeVar Woods for ST coach
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 08:35:13 PM »
An article about Coombs. Young and "well thought of around the league".

https://www.cincyjungle.com/2019/1/9/18175579/packers-rumors-bengals-brayden-coombs-green-bay-special-teams

Here is a ranking of the Bengals ST's. Actually pretty impressive for a team perceived as being not very good. Like the Jets. But notice that Coombs is not mentioned in connection with ST's. So, I'll stick with Boyer. A known commodity over "potential".

Darrin Simmons is in his 15th season leading Cincinnati’s special teams. His units helped the Bengals reach the playoffs five times in the last six seasons and have three top-10 finishes in the last five years in the annual special teams rankings of the Dallas Morning News.

Randy Bullock, a sixth-year player out of Texas A&M, is the incumbent kicker for the Bengals, and last year had his highest field goal accuracy of any season in the NFL or in college, with just under 90%, although those numbers were based on only nine field goal attempts.

The Bengals picked Bullock up for the final three games of the 2016 season and he responded by making all six of his extra-point attempts. Bullock also went 5-for-6 on field goals, with his only miss coming on what would have been the game winner against Houston in Week 16.

Bullock won the kicking competition decisively this summer and the Bengals are keeping Jake Elliott around on the practice squad after drafting him early this year.

Kevin Huber has been one of the best punters in Bengals’ history. He was selected to the Pro Bowl after a stellar 2014 season in which he averaged 42.1 net yards per punt, put 37 percent of his punts within the 20 yard line, and only put up an eight percent touchback frequency. By 2016, though, Huber’s net average was down to 39.5, his percentage inside the 20 was down to 29.5, and his touchback percentage was up to 10.3.

Alex Erickson was the No. 1 kick returner in the AFC last year in terms of yards per return at 27.9. Only Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson recorded more yards per return than Erickson, although he did not see as many return opportunities (25) as Erickson (29). Only Chicago’s Deonte Thompson, with 35, and Detroit’s Andre Roberts, with 33, returned more kickoffs than Erickson, although neither came close to his average yard per return.

As a whole, the Bengals’ special teams unit ranked No. 2 in total kick return yards (1,003), No. 3 in kick return average (25.7), and No. 3 in returns of 20 yards or more (26) in 2016.

Cornerback Josh Shaw had nine special teams tackles to lead the corps of returners into the 2017 season and looks to take on a leadership role this year on special teams.




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Re: Hire LeVar Woods for ST coach
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 12:18:52 PM »
Darren Rizzi would be the guy coming from MIA.  He interviewed for HC there too.  He just left GB without a contract.
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