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Who is our kickoff returner?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by red4tribe, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    I feel like we have a new kick returner every single time we go out there. Who do you think should have the job? I think the only options are;

    Jordy Nelson-I don't think we should use him again, fumbles too much.
    Greg Jennings-Too valuable.
    Tramon Williams-Too valuable.
    James Starks-Didn't look great tonight. And I think he's too valuable at this point.
    Sam Shields-Can't seem to run straight though he does have great speed and has come close to breaking a few.
    Pat Lee-Decent speed, not too valuable and has had a few nice returns.

    Out of all the options I would have to go with Lee, though I wouldn't mind seeing Shields back there either. Shields has just gotta run straight on his returns.

    Anyway, who would you like to see return kicks?
     
  2. kaiser7ko

    kaiser7ko Cheesehead

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    i think shields is too valuable at this point too despite his potential to break one because he allows woodson to do so much more than cover on that d. i dont fancy seeing bush or any of our other corners in nickel d do you??? i would go with lee he seems pretty safe and has shown flashes of being a decent returner and with our offence and defence thats all we need.
     
  3. GreenBlood

    GreenBlood Banned Banned

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    I think we should draft an accomplished return specialist this year, but for now, I would agree on Lee. He's got a little wiggle but makes decisive cuts. Not a burner, but fast enough. I'd go with him or Shields, but Shields is quickly becoming too valuable too.
     
  4. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    And correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a good return by Lee set us up for some points against the Bears in week 17?
     
  5. ilovemypackers

    ilovemypackers Cheesehead

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    We have ST by committee.. they move players around constantly in that position.
     
  6. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    Just like our running backs? Well in one hand it helps if there is an injury, in the other hand there is nothing spectacular and what happens when the day comes and ARod isn't playing too hot and we need the field position.
     
  7. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    I say we stick Kuhn back there. Anyone gets near him on the return and he'll just hurdle them. Or run 'em over. :p
     
  8. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    Haha yeah but I don't think he is explosive enough. Interesting idea though.
     
  9. armand34

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    I think our special teams is our Achilles's heal...been all season...but as long as the other phases of the game play like they have been, it makes up for it at the moment...I can see us getting a dynamic returner in the draft, I'm sure there are quite a few of them, and where ever we pick TT will make the right choice...TT is a "pro-bowl" GM right now :happy0005:
     
  10. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    I'm just afraid our special teams will come back to bite us next week.
     
  11. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    Haha, I hold my breath on kickoffs. I think I'd pass out watching him take one to the house.
     
  12. OldSchoolFan

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    Next week it is B.J. Raji's turn.

    They clocked his 40 time with a sundial.
     
  13. PFanCan

    PFanCan That's MISTER Cheesehead, to you.

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    Or Raji!
     
  14. GreenBlood

    GreenBlood Banned Banned

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    Why not Brandon Jackson?
     
  15. JBlood

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    One of the few weaknesses on the team that TT will take care of this off season, along with a new coach to coach 'em.
     
  16. red4tribe

    red4tribe Cheesehead

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    I'm bringing this old threat back up because it still concerns me. Starks has not impressed me at all as kick returner. I will once again say that we should use Pat Lee(after all, he was a 2nd round draft pick might as well get some use out of him).

    Thoughts?
     
  17. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    I'm not getting why we got away from Shields.
     
  18. Black and Gold

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    Packers could have Raji running kicks back and I'd be worried that he'd spring one, every time. Steelers' kickoff coverage is always a heartstopper.
     
  19. red4tribe

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    Shields is an interesting option and he did come close to breaking a few returns, but he runs left to right too often which gave us horrible field position. And I think he's quickly becoming too valuable(I don't like Tramon on the punt returns).
     
  20. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    Tramon should do it one last time, he is important but the win is more important. Let him do it for one last game and hope he goes out in style.
     
  21. GWheels

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    That's one thing we need to concentrate on this years draft. Either a good DB with return ability or possibly a WR (even though were loaded). Desmond Howard was the last really decent return man we had and he was beyond great. Just the difference in field position could mean the difference of a few wins or losses.
     
  22. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Nobody has impressed me back there.
     
  23. TheGiftedApe

    TheGiftedApe TheGiftedApe

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    I agree, this should be a battle between lee and Underwood.
     
  24. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    They can't even manage to do that well.
     
  25. 7thFloorRA

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    I am fine with Lee and possibly Starks. Jordy takes way too long to get through 1st gear and is down by the 15, Shields can't judge the ball and either has to go back for it or run way up to it and that throws off the whole return. I am more concerned with some of the dumb **** I saw Tramon doing on punt returns though like standing in the danger zone when he lets it roll or picking it up on a hop with defenders right there and of course taking his eye off the ball.
     

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