It’s quite often the one area of football that is most often overlooked by the casual fan and sometimes even the most ardent fan. I’m speaking of special teams of course or as many football people refer to it as, “the third phase.” It is many times the part of the game that can ultimately be the biggest. Accurate punters can dictate field position while return men can flip the field in their team’s favor in the blink of an eye.
You can pretty much bank on the Pittsburgh Steelers looking significantly different on Special Teams in two or three key areas in 2012. It’s already been made clear that Antonio Brown will focus more on being a number two receiver and will be used less in the return game. This means Emmanuel Sanders will pick up the lion’s share of those duties.
Sanders does a nice job returning kicks but Brown is clearly better and more explosive. When Santonio Holmes was still with the Steelers he was back there any time a crucial return was needed, even if just for the sak…
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