Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn
October 19, 2017
Q: After bringing in some long snappers for tryouts, do you think long snapper Zak DeOssie will play this week?
A: Oh yeah, Zak’s fine. Just doing our due diligence. Throughout the year, you bring different guys in to see if you keep them on your shortlist.
Q: Do you like what punt returner Ed Eagan did last week?
A: Yeah. He caught the ball, made good decisions, was productive in the one return that he had, so, yeah.
Q: What happened on Kerry Wynn’s field goal block and Aldrick Rosas’ blocked field goal last week?
A: The one that we blocked, Curtis [Grant] did a good job of getting penetration on his guy, then Kerry got his reach in there and got it tipped. Then ours, we gave up penetration in the ‘A’ gap, and then they had a nice little push scheme behind it and got some elevation and tipped it.
Q: Did you think that special teams being important to the whole locker room was something that was lacking the first couple of weeks?
A: No, I don’t think so. I think you just get different guys in here that are trying to learn their roles and what they do. Their attitude’s been good, effort’s been good.
Q: Why did Eagan get all of the punt returns last week when you said it would be by committee?
A: There were only three punt returns, so that’s kind of where we went with that.
Q: Does Seattle have a good returner?
A: Oh, yeah. Tyler Lockett is very explosive, so he’ll be another challenge for us, for sure. He’s fast, elusive, quick, you name it. He’s got production the last three years, so he’s really good.
Q: How do you think punter Brad Wing has bounced back?
A: I thought he did well, was good. Focused on some fundamental things that we identified and corrected them, he did a good job with that and he’s had some good results.