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  1. Julius

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    I haven't seen much of the preseason games but the Pats seem to be giving up big chunks of yards on kickoffs and punts. Is there a big change in the kickoff and return teams that may explain whats going on? Anyone have any insights?
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    Go to Reiss's Pieces on Boston.Com for the punt and kickoff units.

    The kickoff unit has 5 rookies plus John Lynch. The punt unit has

    Mayo, Slater, and 9 veterans. You can blame inexperience for the

    kickoff problems but not the punt unit.
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    what you see now is not what you are going to get.
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    I just remember seeing missed tackles and that is probably because this is preseason and nobody wants to wear themselves out.
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    i have one......they have sucked ass
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    Not saying I disagree, but I believe the reason for the thread is do find out why. Any insight?
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    Like everyone else on the planet, the punt unit expected the ball to sail well out of bounds. Not an excuse...and definitely a learning experience.
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    #12 Jersey

    What makes you so confident on this topic? Special teams thus far this preseason have been a disaster overall.......16 days to go or so......where and how do you see them improving dramatically in this time frame? I think we are going to have some problems in special teams this year......reminds me of a few years ago when Wes Welker killed us both times we faced Miami........and everyone else got great field position as well.....Hope you are right...thx
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