Originally posted by Method:
I know many of you guys like Allen Rossum as our kick return/ punt return guy, but I think he's done. I feel like the kick/punt returner should be a player who may not have one of the best averages, but is a threat to take it to the house every time he gets the ball. I'd much rather have someone who can do that over someone like Allen who has a very high average but has a very slim chance of taking it all the way.
A guy like Josh Cribbs, who only has 2 touchdowns for his career as a returner, is still feared by every team that kicks it to him so they actually have to game plan a little more for the threat. For Allen, no one gives a s**t because the dude doesn't have that extra gear anymore.
Are you happy with Allen's play or do you, like I do, hope we get a new PR/KR?
Once again people are unhappy unless complaining about something.
The guy had 2 kick returns for 40 yards and 3 punt returns for 30
You should call the 9ers and see if they want to hire you for the scout team you’re good if you can tell a player has lost the ability to return kicks after one game.
In last weeks game the 9ers average starting field position after a Rossum return was the 28 yard line
As long as he is an average return man that takes care of the ball (hasn’t fumbled since putting on a 9er uniform) *knocks on wood* he’s good in my book.
It is the guys 12th season and he’s still petty good. The reason he’s still out there is the team trusts a guy with that much experience other than say a fast flashy guy that will run the ball out of the endzone from three yards deep when your team is up by four points over Tom Brady with under two minutes to go and fumbles the game away.