Does anyone have the first clue what was up with our returner situation this year?

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We have one returner who has a chance not to suck when returning, and that's Tarik Cohen. Yet all season long Nagy has inexplicably been putting slow-as-molasses Benny Cunningham back there, Josh Bellamy and I think he even let Mizzel do it a few times.

The one time today we let Cohen return a kick, he blasted through the coverage for 35 yards. It's obvious he's the only one who should be returning kicks.

What the fuck is going on with the returner situation on this team, can anyone explain it?
 

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Cohen does his fair share of fuck ups. Maybe Nagy was trying to avoid more negative plays?
 

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Cohen does his fair share of fuck ups. Maybe Nagy was trying to avoid more negative plays?

or unnecessary injury?
I did question Bellamy back there tonight. cohens first chance at a KR and he goes large!
 

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Cohen does his fair share of fuck ups. Maybe Nagy was trying to avoid more negative plays?

But why are you even letting Benny Cunningham or Josh Bellamy bring it out then? They aren't getting past the 20, they're slow, it's obvious.

I don't care if Cohen makes mistakes, you have to give him a chance to be dynamic. He should've been our only return man this season. Why is a smart guy like Nagy making Benny fuckin' Cunningham have a greater role on this team than he deserves?

it's mindboggling
 

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You have to give him a chance. I think it was more of not letting him get injured. But come playoff time, you let it all out. Win at all costs. You can’t play scared to get your players injured. Even if he’s part of the offensive scheme.


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You have to give him a chance. I think it was more of not letting him get injured. But come playoff time, you let it all out. Win at all costs. You can’t play scared to get your players injured. Even if he’s part of the offensive scheme.


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Nagy played scared I thought
 

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Probably for injury concerns, but yeah Benny or anyone else they were running back there isn't the answer at returner.
 

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how did cohen make it to the pro bowl and be an all-pro as a return specialist?

he had his moments this year but was punt and kick returning that bad this season?
 

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how did cohen make it to the pro bowl and be an all-pro as a return specialist?

he had his moments this year but was punt and kick returning that bad this season?

and why wasnt he used today/tonight?
 

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Cohen has honestly been MIA for the past 3 weeks. I wonder if he was nursing some undisclosed injury?

at first I thought Nagy was saving him for the playoffs but he was ghost today too (that kick return notwithstanding), so I don't understand what happened
 

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