Originally Posted by ObsiWan
First, how many of our kick returners have ever gotten hurt returning kicks? And muscle tears/strains don't count - that could happen running fly patterns (see Andre Johnson - twice). I only recall Jerome Mathis (or was in Moses) who kept getting nicked up constantly.
Second, Manning got hurt while picking off Matt Hasselbeck during the first Tenn. game. So injuries can happen any time at any spot. All the more reason not to spend a roster spot on a one-trick pony.
I ain't saying cut him outright. Hoth-Boy gets what I'm saying he's got to be able to do more than just be a KR. And even Dante Hall played a decent WR. Not to mention Holliday has never shown anything close to the "Human Joystick" in terms of moves.
1) I never said anything about getting hurt on kick returns. It's additional wear and tear on his body. Whether he gets dinged in a kickoff and then all out injures himself on defense or if he suffers an injury returning kicks is not relevant. Exposing yourself to more contact is exposing yourself to more contact.
And I disagree that he has to do more than return kicks. Being a decent receiver and an ok kick returner is not going to cut it for him. He needs to be a beast at returning kicks to make this team. Period.
Yes he should be able to be functional in the offense, but he would likely be an end if the depth chart guy there anyways.
If trindon is not returning kicks really well he's not making the team. Period.