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Steve Smith Punt Return

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didn't like the call... jones is fine back there.

We were already in the playoffs and if i remember correctly we had a solid lead at that point... not like we were down and needed a big play.

wasn't worth risking our franchise player IMO

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Showing Smith at PR gives the other teams something else to prepare for going into the playoffs.

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sticky this thread....if he gets wasted fielding a kick, I want to see the people on the pro side's reaction. I can't believe some think that since we went 2-0 without him (vs a piss-poor Chargers team and a nearly as bad Bears team), it wouldn't be such a big deal losing him on a kick return vs what we could have gotten from him catching the ball.

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Yeah, he scored a TD in the NFC championship vs Seattle when they decided to put him in on one.

If I remember right, our offense was pretty much gutted for that game....we're not gutted right now, in fact we have a very good offense and maybe better at RB than we've ever been in the team's entire existence. No need to risk our passing game when we have a very capable returner on the roster.

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This argument has been made before on many occasions. At first, I was sorely against SS for returning kicks due to health risks. Now, I'm just as adamant that he have the touches at every opportunity. Time changes everything... :rolleyes:

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Why do people always freak out about this stuff? Steve Smith has never gotten hurt doing returns, and that used to be all he did. IMO, it's pretty smart to get him kind of used to it again, because there might come a time when we're behind in the play offs, and need a spark... and nobody can provide a spark like Smitty can.

It's called planning ahead.

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They are just warming him up for the Superbowl MVP slot ;)

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