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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Saintsfan4ever Why is the focus on the punt returner for the solution to the punt return game & not the punt return team, or the coaching of the return team? TommyUnsmartLee Lewis went down in week 2 ...

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Old 08-01-2019, 07:45 AM   #11
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Why is the focus on the punt returner for the solution to the punt return game & not the punt return team, or the coaching of the return team? TommyUnsmartLee Lewis went down in week 2 last year... can't blame him for last years dismal stats. After TommyLee, Kamara hauled in most of the punts.. can't deny his talent as a open field runner. I think the major problem for poor production in the return game is with the return team & the coaching, and less about the returner.
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I can assure you the legendary Mike Westhoff was not the problem.
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Old 08-01-2019, 08:07 AM   #12
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Re: Saints punt return battle still 'blurry': Where top names stand, none 'etched in stone'

Fun fact on coach Dan Rizzi ...

His 2018 Dolphins were one of only two teams in the NFL in 2018 with both a punt return and a kickoff return for touchdowns. In 2017, the Dolphins set an unofficial NFL record with four successful onside kicks.

Anyone remember that "fake" punt by the Rams last year vs Saints? Just the little things that will tick off a coach & swing the momentum in a tight game.

I'm willing to bet the Saints special teams group plays ELITE ball in 2019. Win the special teams battle, good chance you position yourself for a deep playoff push.
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