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So if Espy is hurt... Who catches punts tonight?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Darth Snow, Oct 1, 2009.

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Who will catch punts for us tonight? (or who do you WANT to?)

  1. Scotty McKnight

    17 vote(s)
    26.6%
  2. Speedy Stewart

    27 vote(s)
    42.2%
  3. Dr. Dre Simmons

    20 vote(s)
    31.3%
  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Scotty? or Speedy? Or even *gasp* Simmons?
     
  2. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    No returner. We will be letting punts bounce. Can't take any unnecessary risks.
     
  3. Dunken

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    how many times do we really think WV will be punting
     
  4. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'd like it to be Simmons.

    I really doubt Speedy. I've heard that he's less than automatic catching the ball.

    B-Lock is also a possibility.

    Scotty's the safe choice but he's also the last guy we can afford to get injured on special teams.
     
  7. mdelpizzo_1

    mdelpizzo_1 My Dixie Wrecked Club Member

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    Maybe thats why Espy does it... If he gets hurt we have an excuse to put the real team in...Never want to see anyone get hurt though.

    I voted for Simmons, he just seems like he would be a beast with his side and speed to shake and break tackles.
     
  8. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    I know 87 is being snarky about taking risks, but I really do hope whoever is back there just catches the damn ball. A fair catch on the 25 is fine with me. Would I like to start on the 35 or 40 after the guy makes the first man miss, sure, but a fumble on the 25 is crushing. Only thing worse is a fumble on a kickoff, those are really crushing. But, turning the ball over on a change of possession play always hurts. It kills momentum, but really it puts the D in a ****ty spot. Either they just worked their asses off to get off the field, or they just got their asses kicked and gave up a score. They need a minute to catch their breath in either situation.

    Thus, just give me someone who won't let the ball hit the turf.
     
  9. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    you could have just voted for scotty :smile2:
     
  10. SkiTownUSA

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    That's why I personally didn't like J-Fly as a returner. Sure he had some great returns, but he bobbled, and dropped the ball more times than I care to remember. I was always nervous when he was back there.
     
  11. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Also, I like punt returners who don't let the ball bounce on the ground, which J-Fly did sometimes. That's a sure fire way to give up an extra 10-15 yards in field position and often get pinned inside the five.
     
  12. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    I didn't vote for anyone because I have no idea who can catch punts. Scotty is a sure handed receiver, that's for sure, but catching punts is a totally different ball game. If he's the best, then yeah, let him go back and make fair catches.
     
  13. B1Buff

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    is espy hurt or is this just a 'what if' scenario?
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I think Scotty is #2 on the Depth chart. He would be #1 if he wasn't also our #1 WR... however, take our Depth chart with a pound of salt these days...

    I would LOVE to see speedy or Simmons...
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Reported in one of the threads that he broke his thumb... Don't see you how you play as a WR with one of those.
     
  16. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Did Simmons return punts at his JC? Everyone brings him up, but I'm not sure he's necessarily someone I would expect to be a great PR. Blazing speed is nice, but really you want someone that can make a quick move in traffic and get up to top speed quickly, i.e. someone like Speedy would make great sense. If the guy gets in the clear, blazing long distance speed is nice, but that's something that is more useful for KO returns. To me, PR is about making one guy miss and getting as many yards as you can before the rest of the crew shows up.

    To be honest, maybe Simmons fits that mold too, I haven't seen enough of him to know what he can do.
     
  17. SkiTownUSA

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    If he has the hands, I'd vote Speedy.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I personally think Speedy has got the best build for PR... like you said, shiftyness is more important than top end speed. However, so is catching the damn ball... I think Hawk mentioned Simmons at KR at some point... I would rather have bad ass speed AND the ability to catch the ball...
     
  19. SanDiegoBuff

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    Agree 100%. As hit or miss as the offense is, field position and number of possessions are huge. Extra yards are a bonus after making the catch. Assuming they can make the catch, I'd like to see Simmons, Lock or Speedy back there, because they have the best ability to make that first guy miss and pick up some yards.
     
  20. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    Fo sho, that's why Ben Kelly was such a great PR. He was shifty and accelerated quickly, but then he also had great top end speed. Same with Bloom.
     
  21. zbuff

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    I'd prefer Lockridge, cuz he's so damn fast - in a wide open field he'd be fun to watch.
     
  22. pwbuffan

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    I would like to see Simmons but bet he has McKnight do it. Slow and steady ehh Hawk.
     
  23. BuffNut99

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    Agreed. You can always count on Hawk to keep it as non-sexy as possible.
     
  24. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    this year ya... what happened to the BSU trick plays?
     
  25. sackman

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    The obvious answer to this question: We'll see.
     
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  26. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    I hate you. But only because what you posted contains a large grain of truth...:sad1:
     
  27. Unleash Hell

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    Ryan Miller
     
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    PT Gates.
     
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    Russell Lovett.
     
  30. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Don't forget Foliaki! Maybe he'll be on the punt coverage team.
     

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