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Putting The Special Back In Special Teams

Chad Jackson - special teams dynamo?

It certainly didn't happen in 2004. Tack on a big negative in that stat category in 2003. 2002? Fat chance, and if you see a trend developing you might as well just skip 2001. Come on you must be saying, "What stat category do my Florida Gators have a big goose egg in dating back till 2000?"

The last time the orange and blue had a punt return or kick return for a touchdown was when Lito Sheppard took a pair of punts to pay dirt back when Steve Spurrier was Florida's coach in 2000. So the question begs to be answered: why have Florida's special teams failed? It can't be the athletes. Keiwan Ratliff had the speed and the moves. Vernell Brown is slithery and sure handed. Chad Jackson is... Recommended Stories

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