I mentioned it in the game thread but now this issue is becoming more of an issue on its own. As I mentioned two touchdowns were scored yesterday because of poor punts. The first one was a shank and that gave Hamilton a very short field and they made the most of it scoring a touchdown. The second was a short line drive kick (35 yards I read in the LP) and It comes all the way back. 4 touchdowns allowed directly off kicks this year and with the one shanked one that makes 5. That in 11 games is terrible.
Milo has a hard enough time kicking field goals and to have him doing double duty has lead to double trouble. We brought in a punter for a reason or at least I would assume so, but is he still around? If so why are we not using him? If it's because he doesn't look good why keep him around and not bring someone else in? With the offense being just that "awful" then we can not be giving up any points on special teams. Yes sometimes a returner is very good and just needs one seam and is gone, but the issue I'm seeing isn't so much that happening as much as it is the cover team is not getting enough time to get down and cover. This has everything to do with the punter and his ability to kick not only deep but with enough hang time to allow the guys to get down field. Milo has not being kicking either deep or with hang time. That spells trouble. There must be some cuts from the NFL that can do better I would have to think and no the money of course is not near as good still a job is a job. If Aussie bob is going to be out for any amount of time then realistically I can't see going the rest of the way with Milo doing both. If we do our chances of getting to the playoffs I think will get a lot dimmer.