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Offline wpr  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:41:47 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Zero2Cool Go to Quoted Post
No, unless someone else can give the Packers equal or better field position as consistently as he does on Kick and Punt Returns.


The answer you are looking for is "yes".

There is very little difference between the stats for the leading return men and the average returners.

Dodd said it, as much or more than injuries is the wear and tear he would face on ST. I don't want to see him sit out a play or two in order to catch his breath because he had to return the ball first.

There were 22 players that had 20 or more returns. Jacoby Jones lead the group with a 30.7 average. The lowest was 21.3 by Stefan Logan. The middle was around 25.4 which was Cobb's average. He was 11th out 22. We are probably only looking at a 5 yard difference between Cobb and who ever his replacement is. It really isn't that significant. All 22 players only accounted for 8 tds all year.

punt returns will have an even smaller difference in return yards.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, July 18, 2013 5:36:40 PM(UTC)
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I've always said about Cobb that he is an extremely vaulauble WR. As many of you have already pointed out... But to me, even more, he is a valuable FOOTBALL player. He's the type of guy who can have so many demensions. I have always been a fan of keeping him on special teams. Part of what makes Cobb special is that he can play WR and return and he doesn't help the team out in 1 spot, but two. I have never wanted that aspect of his overall value taken away. That being said, there is no point in keeping him on if Ross can do the job. Most of my thoughts on Cobb were before Ross came along. If he can do it, then by all means.
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#18 Posted : Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:21:09 AM(UTC)
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I'll vote Yes. Hopefully we can find someone who can catch the ball.
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