Reggie Article

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  1. Texans_Chick

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    2 thoughts that jump out:

    1. Hmmmm, where is Mathis gonna fit in all this?

    2. Sounds pretty direct to me.
     
  2. tulexan

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    I don't know, but maybe they will have 2 people back to return kicks so that teams can't avoid a great return. I wouldn't want him to return kicks personally. I think he would be a great punt return man, but kick returns are too dangerous
     
  3. Johnny Utah

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    I pretty sure Mathis will continue to return kickoffs especially since he was a probowler at it.
     
  4. LoneStarState

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    If Bush returns kicks it will be very seldom. :twocents:
     
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    Mark my words. Reggie Bush will not return kicks for us. They would have to be crazy to allow that to happen.
     
  6. Runner

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    Except...how many games did Mathis miss last year? A backup plan would be good.
     
  7. Frank_The_Tank

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    Never mind this one is too easy...
     
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    Having them both there for kickoffs and punts could be interesting. I wonder how good Mathis is at returning punts, as I don't think he returned that many last year. Remind me if you will, but I think he had butterfingers a few time trying to return punts.
     
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    Mathis wasn't as effective returning punts - he needs a little more room to get up to his blazing speed. He has a great top end.
     
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    Reggie will be returning punts.

    Why try to fix whats not broken on kick returnsidonno:
     
  11. bad

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    Aren't there normally two guys back on kickoffs? I say put 'em both back there and wait for the squib kick.
     
  12. Runner

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    I agree, except that on one year's evidence we can expect Mathis to miss some games because he is "broken". If he stays healthy, I'd think he has to be our returner all year.
     
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    I don't know that I want our 50M dollar man returning kicks/punts.

    Though I think he would be very good at both. Kicking to Mathis/Bush ... damn, pick your poison.

    Our ST is going to be raw next year.
     
  14. Mike Kerns

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    In a close game where we need a good return, I could see us lining them both up back there. Much like the Falcons do with Allen Rossum & Deangelo Hall.
     
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    Situational decision making by the coaches? On-the-fly adjustments? Intriguing!!!!!!
     
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    Why, whoever are you referring to ???:rolleyes:
     
  17. TreWardTxn

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    There is no direct connection between returning kicks and player injury. He's just as likely to get hurt running the ball from scrimmage. Jason Sehorn is the only guy i can remember being hurt returning punts as a 'high-profile' guy. We may not like the thought of him back there, but that's the only way to get maximum performance from him. If he does well early and returns a few long, teams won't kick to us deep anymore, then we lessen the risk and get good field position. So you have to let him try it out and see if he can put that fear in the opposing team...
     
  18. tulexan

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    I think his game is better suited for returning punts than Mathis. Mathis is great for returning kicks because he gets that 10-20 yard buffer zone where he can build up to full speed and just blow by people. Reggie can accelerate immediately and is shiftier which is necessary for punt returns.
     
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    Man, Mathis returning kickoffs and Bush returning punts. What a special teams' nightmare.

    :drool:
     
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    Seriously, where do you get this idea from? If the players don't execute, how can we win games?
     

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