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FIRE Steve Crosby

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    BIO
    Steve Crosby is one of the longest tenured and most respected special teams coaches in the NFL. In San Diego, he sent four players to the Pro Bowl in different capacities. Kassim Osgood went to three and Hanik Milligan to one as covermen, while kicker Nate Kaeding was selected to two and long snapper David Binn to one. Punter Mike Scifres has been a first-alternate four times in the last six years, while returner Darren Sproles was a first-alternate in 2009 and previously a two-time second alternate. And Kaeding, who has spent his entire career under Crosby’s watch, is the NFL’s most accurate kicker of all-time with an 87.2% career FG conversion rate.

    Named the 2007 Special Teams Coach of the Year by Professional Kicking Services, Inc., Crosby has spent 32 years in the NFL, including three seasons as a player, four as a scout and 25 as a coach. He is among a rare breed of NFL coaches who have been coordinators at multiple positions.

    Born in Great Bend, Kansas, Crosby attended Pawnee Rock HS before embarking on an All-America career as a running back at Fort Hays State. He was a two-time NAIA All-America and a three-time all-conference choice. In 1974, the N.Y. Giants selected Crosby in the 17th round of the NFL Draft.

    Crosby played three seasons with the Giants, retiring after the 1976 season. The following year, he joined the Miami Dolphins as a scout and later joined Don Shula’s coaching staff, one that won an AFC title in ’82 and faced the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVII.

    Crosby spent 10 of his assistant coaching years at his former position, running back. He is one of the few coaches to tutor two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season, a feat accomplished by both Earnest Byner and Kevin Mack in Cleveland in ’85. Only the ’06 Atlanta Falcons, the ’08 Giants and the ’09 Carolina Panthers have done it since.

    Crosby and his wife, Lisa, have three children: sons Matthew and Jeffrey and daughter Lauren. Matthew recently graduated from Baylor where he played on the Bears’ golf team. Jeff is attending North Texas University and Lauren will be a senior at San Pasqual HS in 2010-11 where she is a member of the school’s cheerleading team.

    San Diego Chargers: Steve Crosby
     
  2. Brundlefly

    Brundlefly Well-Known Member

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    Agreed that was embarrassing
     
  3. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    dood, Crosby isn't the one that can't kick it to the 5 yard line
     
  4. ColdBlooded

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    Man our special teams is horrible, DId you see the replay of Hester just letting Washington run through that huge hole instead of closing it up and making the play. A bunch of soft players on special teams
     
  5. Brundlefly

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    The coverage and tackling was atrocious
     
  6. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Not that I would EVER defend Kaeding but noodle leg has been kicking that way for years and we usually stop them.
     
  7. ghost_

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    :mad:in two loses they gave up 21 points
     
  8. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Two games out of three with atrocious ST is completely unacceptable. I wanna know why we changed our roster so damn much on who was active/not.
     
  9. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Don't give me the whole Osgood excuse either. One person is not going to make that kind of difference.
     
  10. ghost_

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    noodle leg has ZERO HANG TIME!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. scratchnz

    scratchnz BoltTalker

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    Special teams is all about 11 guys working together to achieve something...either a stop or run back. If there is a consistent problem then it is either the calibre of players on special teams or the coaching...SIMPLE
     
  12. scratchnz

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    Why isn't our punter kicking off?
     
  13. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    this. or our guys are really slow.
     
  14. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    All of the above.
     
  15. sdrocks

    sdrocks Well-Known Member

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    I'll be so pissed if I hear Norv downplaying how bad the special teams is again like he did after the KC game. It's a HUGE problem right now. The whole special teams sucks. I think that was the worst game I've ever seen from Scifres also.
     
  16. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    Special Teams and FUMBLES are F-N KILLING US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take away the kickoff returns/punt returns, and we are 3-0.
     
  17. lovethebolts

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    Maybe AJ special teams..he gets rid of our best special teams players..Kassim and Cromartie..and replaces them with NO ONE
     
  18. CoronaDoug

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    Don't feed me this BS. Two players did not make our ST fall apart. Stop trying to blame AJ.
     
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    Leon Washington 258 yards and two TD's on ST. Someone needs to be fired or cut!
     
  20. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    Special teams needs to push the team bus to SEA/TAC...then walk home from there.
     
  21. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    we didnt have a problem when he was here
     
  22. Brundlefly

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    Ban this troll. How was Cro one of the two best STs players?
     
  23. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    have you been watching? How many punts have rolled into the endzone? How many returns have we watched go for touchdowns?
     
  24. ghost_

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    "Scifres also"???????


    I think you mean Nate, cuz he's the one that kick line drives
     
  25. Trumpet_Man

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    Steve Crosby's nickname (his old roommates) called him "Bing"

    Anyway, dude should have been fired years ago.
     
  26. Trumpet_Man

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    The reason we got rid of John Carney despite his accuracy was his inability to pin the opponent deep. The ball would land at the 15 or 20 yard line and never in the end zone.
     
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    I remember we got lit up LAST YEAR by the Broncos on monday night on ST, Kassim was there.
     
  28. CoronaDoug

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    This problem is much deeper than one player.
     
  29. exodus

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    This fool Crosby should have been fired years ago.
     
  30. lovethebolts

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    and you should take your trumpet and shove it...hahahaha
     

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