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Old 01-05-2018, 08:24 PM   #1
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

Same mentality as handing off to Ricky Williams on a sweep right behind Roaf. Put the ball in the hands of your BEST players.

Yes, it's dangerous for a star RB as Payton said but a RB could go down on any given play so why not? DO IT. This is go time. Leave it all on the table and have no regrets. We put our best cards on the field and play them and play them where there is opportunity in the second season where it counts for everything. If he gets hurt then so be it. Never have to second guess putting the best on the field.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

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Same mentality as handing off to Ricky Williams on a sweep right behind Roaf. Put the ball in the hands of your BEST players.

Yes, it's dangerous for a star RB as Payton said but a RB could go down on any given play so why not? DO IT. This is go time. Leave it all on the table and have no regrets. We put our best cards on the field and play them and play them where there is opportunity in the second season where it counts for everything. If he gets hurt then so be it. Never have to second guess putting the best on the field.
The Saints have managed to get into the playoffs without using one of our best players in arguably the most dangerous positions in football.

He scored a TD against the Bucs and we still lost; I get what you are saying but I don't like using him in that role.
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

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The Saints have managed to get into the without using one of our best players in arguably the most dangerous positions in football.

He scored a TD against the Bucs and we still lost; I get what you are saying but I don't like using him in that role.
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

It's the playoffs time to man up and go for it!
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

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Can't hold anything back now!

LOL..that is the first thing I thought of when you said that. Love that movie!
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

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The Saints have managed to get into the without using one of our best players in arguably the most dangerous positions in football.

He scored a TD against the Bucs and we still lost; I get what you are saying but I don't like using him in that role.
I get what you are saying and I would be lying if I said I didn't feel the same way. Such a high risk position and IMO it is not worth the chance of loosing a player that has such a profound role on this team. All I think about is the game against the turds and loosing him on the second play of the game. You could see how much we missed him. I would like to have him for this SB run and not see him get knocked out on a kick return.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:46 AM   #8
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

I probably wouldn't let him return kicks but I can certainly see why they would want to after seeing him take it to the house. My decision would be based on the fact that there aren't really that many opportunities to return kickoffs nowadays and when you consider that they get it on the 25 for a touchback, you have to be concerned that they will try to run it out when they should take a knee.
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
The Saints have managed to get into the without using one of our best players in arguably the most dangerous positions in football.

He scored a TD against the Bucs and we still lost; I get what you are saying but I don't like using him in that role.
We did the same thing with Sproles in the NFC Championship game. He fumbled though and was knocked out of the game on an actual play.
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Old 01-06-2018, 08:15 AM   #10
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Re: Saints explain decision to shift Alvin Kamara to kickoff returner

returner has been a weak spot for years.

I still look at player in FA and the draft that have return skill so the saints can minimize Kamara risk of injury
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