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How would you feel if Nebraska used an offer in this class for a player who was primarily a return specialist? Not saying there's anyone out there who fits the mold, but in general, waste of a spot or solid move?
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I like the idea Mike.
My primary concern would be "Will this guy be able to hang onto the ball and not fumble?"
This post was edited by Kram 18 months ago
Good move if it is a talented player.
Stealing someone from Abilene Christian, not so sure.
Only if he's the return man from day one... and he has lots of ability. If he's Devin Hester-esq, then take him.
I wouldn't mind it...hell we did it with a long snapper if he contributes I'm fine
As long as he isn't a Santino Panico return type then I'll
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I'm all for it. Even though they are trying to eliminate that aspect of the game.
I agree with klein. If you can get a guy that shifts the field to your offense's advantage consistently and can score occasionally then it's a no brainer; and most especially if your place kicker is deadly accurate with some good distance.
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Offer list is an imperfect measure.
I would make the offer if the coaches felt confident that he would be ready from day 1 to be the returner. Saves your regular contributors from being in special teams. He has to be good though -- cannot be worse than the dropsies we had last year.
If we're going to scholarship a long snapper, why not a return man? That's how I look at it.
With that said -- It will take a lot more than just a hands man to change our special teams for the better.
A waste of a schollie like a long snapper.
Sadly, the problems in Nebraska are in the coaching offices and the fans that sit in the seats and defend them.
It would make sense because you have the word "primarily" in there. Anyone capable of doing this is assuredly going to have enough talent to at least provide quality depth at a regular position from day one as well, and likely start by the time they are a junior or senior.
I have a hard time wrapping my mind around a stud return man who is incapable of contributing at another position at the college level, by his second or third year. Do they exist?
Didn't mean he wouldn't contribute elsewhere but wouldn't likely be a key factor.
I think of a guy like this:
Teddy Lampkin jumps for the track team. Five returns for TDs his senior year in 14 total attempts. Best athlete in the state two years ago. I believe he'd have three years left of football eligibility.
Yeah, I'd go for it.
Daniel Manning ring a bell? AC has some talent man. They put guys in the league...
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Why can't a guy like Jamal just practice catching punts? Can't he get better at it? We used to be great at returning kicks with guys like Niles Paul an he didn't even have great hands
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Probably just me, but I don't think Turner's that great of a returner. He's a beat behind the action.
If he catches the ball and does not turn it over it would be worth it at this point. We have guys running away from the punt right now. Field position can play a vital role in a game.
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I actually agree with this. He hesitates way too much after the catch. Abdullah's the best returner on the team by far, but he'll be the starting RB next season. I would like to maybe see someone like Terrell Newby return kicks... if he can also get some clock in the back field it might be worth burning a redshirt.
If we recruit one, I think he needs to be a guy that can play multiple positions on the offense as well and that is a dynamic play maker that can have plays drawn up specifically for him.
I will feel good because it's one pat of Nebraska's game last year that needs a serious Upgrade! No names mentioned and no further comments. GBR!
This post was edited by Khoolshady 18 months ago
I'm not saying it has to be Turner, but there has to be a back,WR, or DB that can do something to help us out here. They need to get some legitimate practice time for this.
My opinion on this topic is that we have a number of good, fast players in our offensive backfield, receivers and in our
defensive backfield as well that can run a 4.4 forty, athletic etc. Why can't our coaching staff find a couple of guys and develop them into this role?
There has to be a couple of guys that are fearless, fast and want to make a name for themselves to be the game
breaker guy and handle the ball on returns. Johnny the Jet won a heisman trophy returning kicks and making plays
as a receiver and get a few carries here and there.
Boggles my mind that we can't find a couple of guys to be the game breaker that the other team has to game plan for? We are deep at DB and at wideout, we need to find a guy from these groups and get em ready. Maybe it has something to do with the scheme and coaching?
We win special teams every game and get our turnover margin figured out and we are playing for the BIG Championship and a BCS bowl for sure this fall.
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