Originally posted by Rascal:
I don't think is a matter whether we "trust" LMJ to catch the ball per se, cos even if he can catch the ball he just can't return the ball. But, I like the way you used the term "natural", to me he is not a natural catcher as much as he is not a natural returner.
But, the question or problem is who else is on our current roster ? Noone. We found the only guy that can do at least KR with any meaningful effectiveness in Lavelle Hawkins and what did we do ? We cut him. So, as of now, our KR and PR issues remain stagnant and of course it will come back to bite us cos we are powerless to assert any threat in this area.
My only outside chance hope is Perish Cox.
You are entitled to your opinion, but the statistics from real games do clearly indicate that James is a kick returner, and that he has been better than Hawkins.
James has a better average on kick returns, as much experience as Hawkins, and his longest kick return is longer than Hawkin's longest.
I do not like what I saw from James on punt returns in the preseason, and I think that Cox looks more natural.
[ Edited by buck on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM ]