Originally Posted by GP
Just thinking out loud here...
Who do you think made the decision to stick Slaton back there to return kickoffs?
My bet is that Kubiak MANDATED to marciano that Slaton would be returning kicks. Why? Because Kubiak is loyal-to-a-fault like that. He feels bad that Slaton lost his RB job to Foster and Ward, so this is how he makes it up to him.
I think Kubiak has poisoned everything over the past five years. Like a drop of arsenic every day, never noticing the effects until the day the level of arsenic is too strong for the body to handle.
I love Joe Joe Marciano. I really do. Maybe he's being affected by the structure around him. Or maybe he's just losing his touch.
But the ST has been fairly weak this year.
You are probably somewhat right...
I don't know if he held a strict position regarding who would be returning kicks, but he and Marciano probably collaborated on who'd be doing the returning...
I think that if Marciano could have had it his way he'd have atleast rotated different return guys in just to see who could do it the best.