Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
September 28, 2017
Q: Whatís going on with P Brad Wingís punting?
A: Last week, he had one bad punt and it was a poor angle Ė off the side of his foot 28 yards. But, I liked the plus area punts that he had. He had two of those and they were to the 10 and 8 yard line. Thatís exactly what we want. And then he had the one field punt, which was good to the right. So, we just have to Ė I think itís one a game and we have to eliminate that one a game.
Q: What can lead to P Brad Wingís inconsistency?
A: We just have to focus on the details. Make sure the alignment is right and thatís what it was with the Philly punt, so, thatís what weíre looking to improve.
Q: K Aldrick Rosas was good last week when it came to pressure kicks and kickoffs. Can you talk about his growth?
A: He listens really well and he tries to get better every day. Heís coachable and heís really talented. So, you put those together and he works at it. So, heís done well so far.
Q: Talk more about how nothing seems to bother Aldrick Rosas.
A: You see guys that are confident like that. But, yeah. Heís kind of free and easy right now, so itís been good to work with.
Q: What are you seeing in the return game?
A: I thought the punt return blocking got better. The guy did really a good job with the hang to distance, so itís hard to get stuff going. I thought the blocking did improve. Thereís nothing to show for it. So, keep working. Kickoff return Ė we have to get better. Itís a big point of emphasis this week being more physical on our blocks. So, hopefully we can see the result Sunday.
Q: What happened on WR Dwayne Harrisí penalty?
A: He moved his hand and anytime you do that Ė you can move it out in front of you. You need two hands to get the coverage off or to tell all of our guys that itís a miss-it punt. But, once you bring it up around the shoulder, thatís an illegal fair catch and it was the call.
Q: What the illegal fair catch an accident on WR Dwayne Harrisí part?
A: Yeah because he doesnít remember doing it, so I think he was just trying to center himself on it and not trying to do that because usually when he calls a fair catch, heís up with it early and gets it out. Iíve been seeing him do that since heís been here.
Q: Is WR Dwayne Harris making better decisions now?
A: I think heís catching the ball better and yeah, not pressing. Some of those punts are hard. You want to return it, but you have a time clock in your head. Once that alarm goes off, you have to throw up a fair catch.
Q: Talk about P Brad Wing and his punting.
A: Heís competitive. We just want to make sure we channel it the right way. Heís great to work with but we have to channel it. As a specialist, you canít go out there and hit somebody, so you have to make sure you get your focus and your targets and everything else along those lines.
Q: So, youíre saying that itís not like P Brad Wing can go out and hit the ball harder?
A: No. That doesnít work. Weíre not golf. You just have to stay within yourself and not press.
Q: You said it was the stride on the punt in the fourth quarter of the game in Philadelphia?
A: Yeah. You know the angle and the stride. So, that kind of Ė youíve seen that before from directional punters. That angle is a little too sharp, which it was. Unfortunate time for it to happen, obviously. But, keep competing.
Q: Do you worry about P Brad Wing getting too down on himself?
A: No. Heís always been like that. I mean, heís competitive. Heís into it. He gets football. He wants to be a good teammate, wants to help. Iíd rather have a guy like that than a guy who really doesnít understand the game, is just kind of out there doing his own thing. So, heís a competitive, competitive player which is nice to have.
Q: P Brad Wing is a specialist, but he still cares about the entire team.
A: You want him to be a part of the team. Theyíre part of the team, so theyíre doing a good job with that.