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#11 Posted : Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:33:15 AM(UTC)
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I agree, yards from scrimmage mean more, generally speaking. These would include runs, passes, and catches. The exception would be a big return which create a short field, changes field position, or lead to a direct score. Yards past the 20 on kickoffs are positive, but then yards not getting to the 20 should come off. Punts, I'm not sure.

shorter field is good. we should compare the returners and hold them accountable. I am all for it. Don't want to compare them to a RB or WR. (I don't even want to compare a QB to a WR. They are different.)

punt returns need to be more than 10 yards before they are considered plus yards. There are 8 players including Cobb that are averaging 11 or more per return.

As for KO, the return men are starting deeper in the endzone. (around 5-7 yards) so it is easy for the return numbers to be inflated a bit. (28 players have averages of more than 20 yards per return.) If they catch the ball at the -5 and return it 25 yards they are only back to the 20. I agree that it doesn't matter how far they return it they need to get the ball over the 20, maybe the 25 to be considered a better than average return.
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