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    Punt Returns

    Albert Gary. Why is he returning kicks? I don't like to hate on the kid, but he is not explosive at all and he showed today that he isn't reliable enough to be a kick returner either. I know West is hurt, but don't we have better options?


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    Re: Albert Gary

    I would guess we see Nealy or Coleman back there next week.

    Seems like Mess is making the calls on ST as well.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Guess not.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Justin Coleman showed he could do it and well.

    IMO better title for thread is Punt Returns.


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    Re: Punt Returns

    Nope.



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    Re: Punt Returns

    Not going to hate on Gary, but returning kicks and punts is definitely not his thing. Too bad the coaches can't see that. He must be impressive in practice, like QB allegedly was at the beginning of the year. It would be one thing if he was really impressive with his returns, but right now you got a guy that is scary when catching the punt and then not doing anything with it when he does field it clean.



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    Re: Punt Returns

    I just hate hate hate having only one guy back there. With two you at least have the chance the other guy might recover if it is mishandled. Again, I know nothing about football, but I hate the way we receive punts.


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    Re: Punt Returns

    Gary is terrible at fielding punts. Coleman should take over for the rest of the season.



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    Re: Punt Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    I just hate hate hate having only one guy back there. With two you at least have the chance the other guy might recover if it is mishandled. Again, I know nothing about football, but I hate the way we receive punts.
    Understand what you are saying but honestly how many non-high school teams have you seen use 2 deep punt returners?



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    Re: Punt Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Understand what you are saying but honestly how many non-high school teams have you seen use 2 deep punt returners?
    What's the point of having the player half way up - between the one guy back and the LOS? Like I said, I know nothing about the finer points of football. If it's a short punt is he supposed to fair catch it? Why not just let it bounce and have him back where the deep guy is?


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    Re: Punt Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    What's the point of having the player half way up - between the one guy back and the LOS? Like I said, I know nothing about the finer points of football. If it's a short punt is he supposed to fair catch it? Why not just let it bounce and have him back where the deep guy is?
    1. Catch a short punt instead of letting it roll for 20 yards with no return
    2. Set up the return if a gunner gets loose so he doesn't have a free shot at your returner
    3. Safety valve on a fake



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    Re: Punt Returns

    Albert Gary should never see the field again. He brings nothing to the table. Coleman is a much better return man


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    Re: Punt Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    Albert Gary. Why is he returning kicks? I don't like to hate on the kid, but he is not explosive at all and he showed today that he isn't reliable enough to be a kick returner either. I know West is hurt, but don't we have better options?
    Agree. Prime example of questionable calls by this coaching staff.


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    Re: Punt Returns

    He seems to be a great lead blocker on kick returns



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    Re: Punt Returns

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    Not going to hate on Gary, but returning kicks and punts is definitely not his thing. Too bad the coaches can't see that. He must be impressive in practice, like QB allegedly was at the beginning of the year. It would be one thing if he was really impressive with his returns, but right now you got a guy that is scary when catching the punt and then not doing anything with it when he does field it clean.
    Maybe the reason all these guys look impressive in practice is because they are going against us. I mean, who hasn't looked good this season against us.



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