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Meh, I don't think we could afford having 5 or 6 RBs on the roster. Dominic Rhodes and Moore are good returners, maybe I'd give the edge to Moore, but Dom is a 10x better rusher than Moore which means more to the Colts. Our 2nd returner could be Gilreath if he makes the roster, or Jerraud Powers, or even Pierre Garcon or Bethea. There are many possibilities.

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Who's writing him off? I know I am not.

But you have to remember with this fan base in particular:

  1. If a player doesn't start his first year with the team he is no good.
  2. If a player starts but is not one of the top 5 in his position he is no good.
  3. If a player is good but gets injured for a large portion of the season then he is forgotten
  4. If a player has never played a down of football in the NFL he is better than the players on the roster that fall into categories 1, 2 and 3.
  5. If a player is great but injured then he will be the savior on the franchise... if his fragile body does not get injured again
  6. If a player played for another team he is automatically better than anyone on the Colts roster at that position, except for Manning

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Meh, I don't think we could afford having 5 or 6 RBs on the roster. Dominic Rhodes and Moore are good returners, maybe I'd give the edge to Moore, but Dom is a 10x better rusher than Moore which means more to the Colts. Our 2nd returner could be Gilreath if he makes the roster, or Jerraud Powers, or even Pierre Garcon or Bethea. There are many possibilities.

A high percentage of injuries happen on KR and PR. Powers and Bethea are not possibilites as return men. Not only are they too important at their position to risk getting injured on returns but they just arent return specialists... our returns will probably be done by one of our signed UDFA. Cant remember the RBs name (Hobbs maybe) but he looks like a good returner, Gilreath (not sure on spelling) did returns in college.

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Meh, I don't think we could afford having 5 or 6 RBs on the roster. Dominic Rhodes and Moore are good returners, maybe I'd give the edge to Moore, but Dom is a 10x better rusher than Moore which means more to the Colts. Our 2nd returner could be Gilreath if he makes the roster, or Jerraud Powers, or even Pierre Garcon or Bethea. There are many possibilities.

Don't forget Hagler. For the Colts last year he had a 41 yard/return average and a TD. :FBlaugh:

Powers did good on PR last year. Bethea will not return kicks or punts unless it's an absolute emergency. He never has returned kicks or punts as a pro and he probazbly never will.

4 Rbs on the roster sounds about right

Addai, Brown, Carter, Moore.

Last year it was

Addai, Hart, Brown, Moore until Moore got injured, then Brown, then Addai, then Hart, then Addai again, then Hart again, then...

I'm not discounting the possibility of one of the UDFA taking a spot, it's just not likely.

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I just wonder, given the blocking that goes with our ST plays, does it really matter who is the return guy? I'm just happy when we can get it to the 25

As great as Hester is, look how effective Daniel Manning was with the same blocking

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Honestly... I think we're putting too much thought into a returner now... With the kickoff location being moved up most kickoffs are going to end in touchacks, and a return man isn't really going to do much good when he's got nothing to return.

I agree. I'd say we'll see at least 50% touchbacks (wild guess), so I have less interest than most here in a highly regarded return man. Breaking a punt for a long return isn't that common, either. So, for a return man, I just want someone who gets a few yards and never or rarely fumbles. I trust our offense, so I'd rather put the emphasis somewhere else with the 52nd and 53rd players than return capabilities. Now, if we had an anemic offense I'd think differently.

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I agree. I'd say we'll see at least 50% touchbacks (wild guess), so I have less interest than most here in a highly regarded return man. Breaking a punt for a long return isn't that common, either. So, for a return man, I just want someone who gets a few yards and never or rarely fumbles. I trust our offense, so I'd rather put the emphasis somewhere else with the 52nd and 53rd players than return capabilities. Now, if we had an anemic offense I'd think differently.

I'd say it will be even more than that. It'll be between 75 and 90.

The only way it doesn't is if teams gamble and try to pooch one high and shorter (Try to drop it inside the 5) to see if they can take advantage of the new location and stop a return before the 20. But with quicker contact and longer periods of blocking holding calls will increase negating most returns, which is going to make a lot of teams gamble to just let it either A) Bounce out of bounds to get the drive started at the 40, or let it bounce into the EZ for an unassisted TB.

I think most teams just boot it through the back of the EZ though and make the offense start a drive at the 20.

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