Originally Posted by panamamyers
Comparing Trindon Holliday to Jacoby Jones is like comparing Deion Sanders to Terrence Newman.
One of them is really fast, the other might be the fastest guy in the league.
Jacoby ran a 10.28 100m as a pr. Holliday ran a 10.02 pr. Huge difference between the two. That type of difference is the difference between a guy that can just accept a kickoff and run really fast and beat everyone to the corner and the guy that runs really fast and doesn't quite turn the corner.
Returning kickoffs is the one job in the league where you can get by on maybe 5% football skill and 95% speed.
Punt returning, you need vision and quicks and etc. Kickoff returns....Michael Bates was the greatest kickoff returner of the 90's and all he ever did was take the ball and run as fast as he could around the corner.
This ain't the 90s. Now days kickoffs are from the 35 and most kickers consistently bang their kicks into the back of the endzone (or in the endzone seats). He'll just be catching touchbacks.
So is it really worth a roster spot to keep a guy who can't do anything else? Our current KO return man, D. Manning, is a stud returner and
a helluva safety.
What else can Holliday do?
Do you really want him as our 3rd RB? Or taking up a WR spot??