Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He's never been good and he's even worse now. We cut our return man to keep him. That move cost us 2 games. Playoffs would honestly be very realistic this year if we didn't do that.
It now appears Rossum was not fully recovered from his injury and has seen no PT since he left.
Yes, not having a top-flite return guy cost us but I don't think you can make the case they cut Rossum to move Battle into that role. It now looks like the cut Rossum to get rid of an emerging problem who was no longer productive at all. All he could do was return, nothing else. Battle is on all the return units as well as being the #3 WR option pre-Crabtree.
Put in time context; Battle was much more productive AT THE TIME, than Rossum.