| FTBL Skyler DeLong Is No Longer Listed on the Roster

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Best of luck to him
 

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They screw up often..
Tend to believe this.
 
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If Sklyer was in a punting contest for shit then he wouldn't even get a smell. Of all the punters that ever started for The King , I would say this guy is without a doubt the worse I recall.
 

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Blaming players is not right...
He wasnt out there cause he shanked em in practice...
 
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There is no way in hell the guy could stand on the 50 and kick it into the endzone 8 times out of 10. 50 yards toe to receiver is so average. I was out punter in high school and about 42-45 yards toe to receiver was about right. Since most teams put only one back I would angle the ball away and take the risk of a shank but only to the left (since I was right footed). Roll baby roll. You never saw Sklyler nail a punt in his few attempts and that is odd since everybody nails one every now and then.
 

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Well whatever I hope him the best! RTR!!
 

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If he was good in practice...and not so much in games...mental thing?

Maybe found a person to help with that.....

Our damn special teams....geeze
 

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No, sir. Blocking lanes. One missed and there is no return. That's an 11 man unit if we're ever going to see one.

#5 in the nation in opponent kick off returns. Oops, there's special teams leading the nation, again.
 

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This was 95% Jaylen Waddle here. The face mask threw off the other two guys LSU had coming after him and then all lanes meant nothing



The last one here looks like a solid blocking job by the return team, but the others you see Waddle and even Ruggs changing direction due to no blocking.


Without Waddle, I think you see us drop quiet a bit. As far as our kick coverage on kickoff, you throw eleven five stars and high four stars you're going to have the athleticism to stop almost everyone. All of our skill players on offense are on kick coverage. Credit where credit is due of course, but the athleticism of these guys is more of the reason. I mean, it makes sense we would be better at those two units because those are our best players. Punting and kicking obviously not so much. There's one common denominator in there on the two units you're speaking of compared to the success of our other units.
 

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I agree... There was very good blocking schemes in some of those returns. I also think Waddle is an elite talent who makes a lot happen, but that's not news to anyone.

On the other hand, is the inability to punt & kick at a high level a sign of a lack of coaching? Or just guys with performance anxiety? A lot... of... guys... Over the years 😐
 

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I guess it all equals out. We had a Superman return guy. Often creating his own lanes and making guys miss when it looked like they had an angle. But we have not been top tier in punting and are bottom tier in kicking. There’s good and bad. I sure miss J.K. In the punting game. We had it made.
 

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