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Armanti Edwards, a player with no discernible skills, has likely made the team

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He actually only had to field 32 punts and ranked dead last in the league of guys that fielded at least 20 punts in 2011 in average return length. His long of 17 yards was also dead last in the league.

He actually returned 32 punts. 9 fair catches. He didn't do anything with the ball once he got it, but he did secure the ball and usually tried to do something with it. That's a lot of progress after the 2010 season where he was miserable. Let's say we're down 4 with 1:30 left in the game and are set to receive a punt. Do you want an automatic posession for Cam Newton or do you want to risk a turnover for the chance of a PR TD?

Maybe he's plateaued, but there's no evidence of that yet. Even in the preseason he has made no PR mistakes and has shown more as a WR in terms of getting some separation and being in position to make some great plays. He has a long way to go but he improved tremendously from season 1 to 2.

We obviously took him too high in the draft for what we've gotten through two seasons, but I'm far from wanting him gone. He's not even our worst 2nd round pick currently on the team.

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If you want a punt returner that literally will just field it, why not send 89 out there and tell him to fair catch it every time? He fields it cleanly every time and won't ever risk an injury either!

Also, Green has much faster football speed than Armanti in the open field. Armanti has this awkward, unsure of himself way when he's running with the ball in his hands that slows him down quite a bit.

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Besides, that's yet another "strength" of Armanti's that's been filled elsewhere. If you don't think Joe Adams will be returning punts for us this year barring a fumbling epidemic, you're very much mistaken. Let's see, the top return guy in college football last year or a converted D-II QB that ranked last in the NFL last year on punt returns. Hmmm, let me think about this.

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He was able to field over 40 punts last season without mishandling one. With our offense's ability to score this is highly valuable, especially considering the dropsies that have plagued Joe Adams. We may end up needing him more for what he's already proven he can do than anything additional he may or may not bring to the table.

He was one of the worst if not the worst returners in the NFL last year....so how is that being spun into a positive? Bc he didn't fumble?

And our O could of used ST help last year...we needed to score more

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There is absolutely no defending AE. He has no NFL skills and that's a fact. You can't talk about his PR skills because he had an historically horrible punt return average last season (5.5 yards per return!) and he may not even be the backup since Captain is much better than him (10.9 yards per return!). You can't talk about his receiving because he hasn't caught anything since drafted and everyone in front of him is much better. You can't talk about him being a backup QB because he wasn't drafted to be one and will never be one and doesn't have the skills to be one. He is just a wasted roster spot like Clausen who contributes nothing to the team.

SMF is in the right here.

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There is absolutely no defending AE. He has no NFL skills and that's a fact. You can't talk about his PR skills because he had an historically horrible punt return average last season (5.5 yards per return!) and he may not even be the backup since Captain is much better than him (10.9 yards per return!). You can't talk about his receiving because he hasn't caught anything since drafted and everyone in front of him is much better. You can't talk about him being a backup QB because he wasn't drafted to be one and will never be one and doesn't have the skills to be one. He is just a wasted roster spot like Clausen who contributes nothing to the team.

SMF is in the right here.

That is in your opinion and clearly the people who make those decisions have a very different opinion, which is really all that matters

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