Anderson Returning Punts a Bad Idea

Robby Anderson returning punts for Temple is a bad idea when Nate L. Smith is on the same team. Click for story.

Robby Anderson returning punts for Temple is a bad idea when Nate L. Smith is on the same team. Click on Frank Stephens III’s great photo (originally published in Coach and Player Magazine)  for story.

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5 thoughts on “Anderson Returning Punts a Bad Idea

  1. you win championships by playing all out with everyone all in. if Anderson is the best punt return man on the team then he must return punts. scoring, and flipping the field is essential for this offense. Scoring and gaining yards via punt returns is the same difference as catching passes for TDs and big yards. Temple needs yards.

    Anderson my have to start out at the next level returning punts, so why not demonstrate those skills and gain confidence now? Great teams have their best players on the field at every opportunity. Plus, Temple has depth at WR. Ventrell Bryant will grow up to play on Sundays.

    Rhule is spot on with this one. There is no tomorrow, every play is important. With so much riding on this season Temple must pull all the stops and play like champions on every down.

    • PSU can cover Bryant (and Christopher and Jennings). It cannot even hope to cover Anderson. Why expose him to a vicious hit when you have guys who are explosive returning punts (Ali, Smith) on the same team? If Anderson is the best punt returner, it’s by a little bit. He’s the best WR by a lot.

  2. I could accept him hobbling off the field doing his primary job, wr. It would be a lot tougher to take having him carted off because someone lined him up for a hit on a punt return, especially when great punt returners like Nate L. Smith and Kareem Ali Jr. are on the team.

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