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#1 TouchMeNot97

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:45 PM

I know that this is not very likely but could we be deactivating Jones for the playoffs? He is useless in the offense and we could have both Jarrett and Hackett active and give us more offensive weapons. Smith could handle punt returns, don't forget he returned one last game for what Fox said was practice. Stewart could return the kickoffs like he did earlier this year. Don't get me wrong Jones has done a nice job but do we really want him out on the field when we are trying to come back or if one of the other guys gets hurt. Smith has said that he doesn't do returns anymore because it's too much for his body to take during the regular season but the playoffs are one game and your done and we need our best players playing. What do you guys think?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

Sounds like a decent idea really.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

I'd rather keep things the way they are than risk a playmaker getting hurt on a return.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:47 PM

um did you forget the packers game? dude has been very good, no he hasnt shown that he is gona break one for a td, but he has been getting us great FP all year. he has earned a playoff spot without doubt.

as for stewie at returns, he could do it, but rather keep him healthy and fresh for the offense.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:49 PM

What makes you think we need more receivers in our offense? How often do we really spread the ball around to third and fourth receivers?

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:50 PM

dude, no.

4 wide receiver sets may look pretty in your eyes, but they are not necessary in this offense. More options won't equal more production on this team. It just doesn't work that way.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:50 PM

Mark Jones has had some nice games.

We don't throw enough to warrant Hackett and Jarrett being active. If we do have an extra player, it would probably be a dlineman.

Its been a long time since Steve had a decent punt return. Despite his natural talent, its probably something that even he needs to work at a little bit. And if he got injured doing it, some here would be howling for Fox's head on a platter.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:57 PM

If we play Minny I think Jones will have an awesome game.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:01 PM

I understand but what if we are down by 14+ in the 4th, who would you rather have out there making catches Jones or Jarrett/Hackett. Again I'm not saying that we should do it but rather that it is a good option to think about. Also I'm not trying to take anything away from Jones but I think that both Smith and Stewart could replace him and do just as well as he does. They also posses a home run threat which he doesn't.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:04 PM

Ok...who returns for us then?? So you say Stewart.....you wanna risk one of our dynamic duo in our running game, to get 4 receivers out there.

We aren't that deep at RB nimrod!

Jesus H. Christopher........I know I didn't just read that ignorant suggestion.

Edited by 9Lives, 04 January 2009 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

no way Foxy deactives Jones imo. Jones has played solid in area we have lacked in for years now. Fox imo doesn't have much faith in either Hackett or Jarrett at this point. Based on what Fox said on Sirius NFL radio this past week......I fully expect Hackett to be our #3 WR w/ Jarrett being deactivated.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:06 PM

Your hypothetical is really invalid. It's all well "what if" scenario's. You can't assume we'll be down by 14 and activate players accordingly, not very good coaching strategy if you ask me. Why mix things up in big games? He's had more time back there than anyone else on the roster.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:07 PM

It worked on Madden!!

#14 TouchMeNot97

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:21 PM

Ok...who returns for us then?? So you say Stewart.....you wanna risk one of our dynamic duo in our running game, to get 4 receivers out there.

We aren't that deep at RB nimrod!

Jesus H. Christopher........I know I didn't just read that ignorant suggestion.


You have to play your best players in playoff games. I know that it's a hypothetical situation but what if it does happen as a coach you have to be prepared for it. What you are saying is that it can't happen so we shouldn't be prepared for it, real smart. Yes Stewart could get hurt nut I trust Williams to carry the ball without any help. At the same time Smith could get hurt playing WR and you would be happy only having two Wr to throw to, again very smart. You need to look at all angles because we can't afford to not be prepared for all situations because if we are not we will be sitting at home the following week.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 07:26 PM

You have to play your best players in playoff games.

Jones is our best returner, so by that logic...


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