Super Bowl XLV: Special Teams

Now that we know the key players on offense and defense of both teams, we have to take a look at the men on Special Teams.  The Packers and Steelers have similar defenses, so the game could easily come down to something that this unit does. 
Here are the crucial players for both the Packers and Steelers on Special Teams.  Go back to “special men will make or break you” to review why they are so special.
Green Bay Packers
Mason Crosby (#2, Kicker) – Made 22 of 28 field goals this season.  Has only missed 1 extra point in his four-year career.

Tim Masthay (#8, Punter) – Ranked 25 among punters and averaged 43.9 yards.

Sam Shields (#37, Kick Returner) – Backs up Charles Woodson and is the third defensive back on blitzes.  Catches and maintains the ball well. 
Tramon Williams (#38, Punt Returner) – Great speed and catching.  Starts at the cornerback position.
Greg Jennings, the Packers #1 receiver could return some punts.
Pittsburgh Steelers
Shaun Suisham (#6, Kicker) – Only missed one field goal this season.  Longest field goal was 48 yards.

Jeremy Kapinos (#13, Punter) – Just joined the team at the end of the regular season.
Antonio Brown (#84, Kick Returner) – Explosive player who is ready to run.
Antwaan Randle El (#82, Punt Returner) – Talented receiver on his second stint with the Steelers.
Emmanuel Sanders will most likely return some kicks.  He is a receiver who averaged about 25 yards per return this season.
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Posted on February 4, 2011 at 10:30 am

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