Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
November 11, 2016
Q: The one punt return last week, what went wrong there?
A: We have to do a better job sending it back into the sideline. We canít let a guy split us like that. The guys that are singled have to beat their single blocks. Get down into the open field and squeeze into the boundary. They did a nice job of staying on our hips and blocking us. We have to do a better job getting to our releases and getting ourselves down the field.
Q: How about the job Keenan Robinson did to save it from being a touchdown?
A: That was good. I donít want it to get to that, but he did save it.
Q: Can you outkick your coverage?
A: You definitely can outkick your coverage. The thing that Brad (Wing) does best is location. It was on the numbers but we wanted outside the numbers closer to the sideline. Thatís what weíre working on. Just better location on the kick.
Q: Roger Lewis and Paul Perkins broke in on special teams. Is that something that you can use as an example?
A: We always use that as an example. Since Iíve been here, guys who are good football players are good football players. Iíve rarely seen someone come in here and not play well on special teams but play well on offense. Ahmad Bradshaw, JPP, Tuck, all those guys were really good special teams players when they were young. They progressed to be really good offensive and defensive players. You pull upon that when you get these young guys in that havenít played.
Q: You mentioned Jason Pierre-Paul, what happened on the block?
A: He did a nice job. It was really Landon Collins and DRC, whoís really been a threat the whole time heís been in the league. You have Landon in there, that spreads out the protection. Jason did a nice job getting in there and getting the block.
Q: Rather not see a lateral attempt?
A: No. Thatís not smart situational football. The kickoff return at the end of the game. Put seven guys up there for the onside kick. Cheat the guys up there for the onside kick. You just want to keep that in there. Try and end the game.
Q: Is that something you have to say to him again?
A: We repped that surprisingly on Friday in our walkthrough. We went through that. He doesnít have an off return back there. He has to be his own mind and just take a knee.