I usually hate Jimmy Johnson and his idiot hair but I’m afraid I have to agree with what he just said on the FOX halftime show. They were talking about the Vikings‘ horrid special teams and Johnson went off on us for getting cute with the kick-offs. Just kick it and cover, Johnson said. Exactly. Quit with the lame squibs and pop-up kicks that just end up giving the Bears good field position. The one time they kicked it deep they ran down and easily covered Devin Hester. Yes, I realize Hester is good, but he is not Jesus. He can be tackled. Man up a little bit. Actually, at this point, I think a change needs to be made. Paul Ferraro needs to be let go as special teams coach. That part of the team has been dismal overall this year. Of course it’s Brad Childress‘s call to kick the ball short against Hester. Childress just needs to let that crap go.
Update: Hmm, the Vikes booted the opening second half kick-off deep. Not only did they tackle Devin Hester easily but the ball popped out. It was called a fumble but the Bears challenged and got it back. Still, look what happened when they just kicked it deep. Almost got a fumble and a short field to start the second half. Can we can the cute kick-offs now?