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Special Teams Coordinator Rory Segrest

On when you are able to have a clear picture of what kind of team you are: "I think you start establishing that after training camp. We did have a bad game (against Dallas) especially in the kickoff coverage phase. We did some good things there as well in terms of punt coverage. We did okay in punt return. I think we've kind of established our identity and know that we are a lot better football team and a lot better special teams unit than we were this time last year. At the same time, we have a lot to do in terms of continuing to improve each week."

On how much it eats at him when the team allows a return touchdown: "Our execution was unacceptable. It was one of those deals where we went down and fit the wedge poorly. We lost leverage on the returner, as far as running through where our guys are supposed to be, forcing him back to their help. It's something we take a lot of pride in—our coverage units. It's something we're definitely going to spend a lot of time making sure. We have a great challenge this week and we're making sure we are prepared and ready to go for this week's challenge."

On whether there will be any personnel changes: "I don't think so. I think it's more of an execution thing and just proper fits. It was the first time this season, including preseason, that we faced a four-man wedge. The fits were a little bit different there. We spent some time, starting in training camp working to prepare for that. Obviously, we spent some time working on that last week. Again, we just have to make sure we're executing every time we go out and fit things the way they're supposed to be fit."

On what type of wedge the Steelers use: "They are a three-man wedge team."

On the differences between three-man wedges and four-man wedges: "It's just fits. Your four-man wedge fits, you try to use three guys to use up four (blockers). With a three-man wedge, you try to use two guys to use up three (blockers). At the same time, you have to make sure you're staying in phase with the returner and knowing where he is in relation to the wedge and make sure you fit in your gaps accordingly."

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