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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't think that we can carry a developmental kick returner for the season. Kick returners can be street free agents. The colts signed this week for this game.

    I would much rather have Spann out there. Is Slater better than Spann on special teams? Is there no street STer who is also a bcakup safety?
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    I thought I saw him as a gunner?

    It's only a matter of time he gets his chance on kickoff returns. We want to protect Hobbs.
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    I didn't get to see the game, just watched pbp on the computer, was Slater playing on ST today as the gunner? That's where I remember seeing him throughout, and he seemed pretty tough, and fast...and he plays both ways on ST so perhaps that's the rub...
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    I completely agree! I didnt like the draft pick, I didnt like the idea of doing that trade with SD. I dont like that he made the roster having been drafted as a KR and not having a SINGLE big return in preseason against non-NFL caliber competition. I dont like that he isnt the returner, if he is here he should be taking the lumps away from Hobbs not blocking for him. I just dont get it....I stated at the time that Slater was a "legacy" pick, that its BBs way to do someone a favor(like the CT RB drafted last year). You cant tell me we dont have 45 better guys on the roster.....
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