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Redskins Legacy: Malinchak Stresses Special Teams

Redskins Legacy: Malinchak Stresses Special Teams


With the 2014 season up on them, the Redskins and new head coach Jay Gruden would welcome a return to the days when the franchise was the gold standard of special teams.

Last season, that unit was anything but. Often appearing out of sync, special teams allowed three punt returns and one kick return for touchdowns and committed a series of embarrassing gaffes. In one game, the Chargers blocked two field goal tries, after not blocking any since 2002.

Bill Malinchak, the greatest punt blocker in Redskins history, played during the golden era of Redskins special teams, a period that took hold in the 1970s under coach George Allen, a special teams genius.