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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Wondering what the concensus here is on who should be the kickoff return man most of the time? - Hobbs,Faulk and Maroney have each had some nice returns this year and its a tough call but I think Faulk is my favorite of all 3 to handle the duties,he seems to have done a nice job when out there..If he holds onto the football that is:D
     
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    Maroney has been the best but coming back from the injury, maybe not 100%, they may relieve him of those duties - for a week or two anyway. I liked Hobbs on KR last year and am very happy with him too.
     
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    The natural tendency is to say Hobbs because of what he just did, but the truth is whoever BB tells to return kicks. Thats all that matters.
     
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    If he were healthy enough to do it, I'd have to say Maroney.
     
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    I agree, but coming back from a rib injury may make more sense for Hobbs.. if he is completely healed by the playoffs could change.
     
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    Whoever is scheduled to be least used in that particular game of the three.
     
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    All are good, but I like Hobbs. He sees the gaps faster than Maroney and he gets through them better than Faulk. Our best North-South returner IMO.
     
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    Ben Watson:D

    Seriously I like Maroney doing it but not until he's healthy.
     
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    Excellent point, I liked Maroney returning initially because the speed of Special Teams was a great place for him to develop his 'field vision' and adjust to the pace of the Pro game. Going into the Playoffs, class time is over and it's time to use the guy who is most likely to improve the field position, though Maroney's 28.7 yds/KR isn't shabby by any means. My preference would be Hobbs - but this is a really nice dilemma for BB and Seeley - and they have Andrews in reserve.
     
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    definetly not Maroney even though he's really good at it. He's to valuable at the running back position to risk an injury. Why not hobbs, he does have a TD.
     
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    The least injured of the three.

    And by the way, the #4 returner is probably Pass. He's injured too.
     

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