Originally Posted by utahmark
If we are just talking about this game.
I'm not talking about just this game. Jacoby Jones averaged 10.6 yards per return on 49 returns in the regular season. That's no better than mediocre. Danieal Manning averaged 27.4 yards per return on only 13 returns, which is better than average, I think. Sherric McManis kicked in another 10 returns at 20.5 yards per return. Neither had a TD. The greatest part about this stat is the fact that the team only had 23 kickoff returns for the season. Aside from the obvious touchback situation that every team had to deal with, it's another indicator of just how good the defense was. Aside from the block in the back penalties, kickoff returns are only a concern insofar as Manning's health is.
The block in the back penalties called back several kicks, though.