Punt Returns

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  1. CarlHungus

    CarlHungus Well-Known Member

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    #1 CarlHungus, Nov 9, 2013
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    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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  2. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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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.:jimlad:
     
  3. scyclonekid

    scyclonekid Well-Known Member

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    Re: Albert Gary

    Guess not.
     
  4. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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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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    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.
     
  7. MeanDean

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    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.
     
  8. cyclonez7

    cyclonez7 Well-Known Member

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

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    Understand what you are saying but honestly how many non-high school teams have you seen use 2 deep punt returners?
     
  10. MeanDean

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    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?
     
  11. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  12. demoncore1031

    demoncore1031 Well-Known Member

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    Albert Gary should never see the field again. He brings nothing to the table. Coleman is a much better return man
     
  13. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    Agree. Prime example of questionable calls by this coaching staff.
     
  14. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    He seems to be a great lead blocker on kick returns
     
  15. ISU_Clone_28

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    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.
     
  16. Me State

    Me State Well-Known Member

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    I think you may be on to something here...
     
  17. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    Gary's fumble really hurt yesterday, TCU scored right after it. Then he almost dropped another. Yikes. Tough day for that guy.
     

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