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  1. RxJock1120

    RxJock1120 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I think a very importrant part of this game is gonna come down to the return yards on punts and kickoffs. Hobbs has been pretty good, but he hasn't taken any to the house in a long time, even though the record breaker against the Jets was sweet. And Welker needs to keep returning punts, I am personally not too happy watching anyone else do it, Wes doesn't take to the house often but still gets every yard out of a return. I really hope BB doesn't keeps a revolving door open at punt returns, JUST LET WELKER DO IT!!!!? Any thoughts
     
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    Special teams will be a big factor in this game. I tend to focus more on the coverage side of special teams. Had we not let Hixon return the kickoff to the house in the first game the Pats would have won by double digits. If we can limit the return yardage of the Giants I think they will have a hard time consistently scoring points. I can't imagine She-li having too many 80+ yard drives. As long as the Pats can win the field position battle, this game shouldn't be too competative.
     
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