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Special Teams Problems Run Deeper

Jerry Azumah

Lake Forest – So much focus has been put on the problems in the punt return game that the lack of production from Jerry Azumah has been overlooked. Despite being a former Pro Bowl kick returner, the Bears have seen little from the free agent to be.

In 2003, Azumah went to the Pro Bowl after averaging 29.0 yards per kick return and brining back two for touchdowns. Azumah has found it difficult to match those numbers the past two seasons. He's currently averaging 22.1 yards on 31 kick returns. The number is nearly identical to his 22.0 average from a year ago. The five-foot-10, 192-pounder struggled in Dave Toub's zone blocking scheme. While...

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