I'll never understand the obsession with reaquiring yesteryears third string special teams contributors and castoffs.
Joe McKnight has a higher lifetime kick return average and the same punt return average than Leon Washington, and in the same ballpark in rushing yards per attempt (4.5 vs. 4.7). McKnight is younger. Cheaper. Faster. And on the roster already. Why exactly would we need to incur more cost to aquire an older player we already dumped once? In point of fact, McKnight currently hold sthe highest kick return yard avergae amongst active players in the NFL. #1, at 29.0 Yards.
As for Brad Smith, I too liked him way back when. But he's a gimmick player, always has been. A cheap "slash". Tim Tebow without the media attention. Not fast enough to play WR. Not good enough to play QB. Good for the occasional reverse or flea flicker. He's a #5 WR for a system like Shotty's. We can do better.
Nostalgia for minor contributors of the past is no way to run an NFL team.
Last edited by Churchill; 05-12-2013 at 02:04 AM.
Last edited by Mohegangreen; 05-12-2013 at 12:28 PM.
In the last two years, Washington has 1 TD, McKnight 2.
Washington has a 26.6 YPR. McKnight 29.3
Washington has 1,868 Yards on 70 Returns. McKnight has 2,145 on 73.
2011, 2012, McKnight is the better KR.
Washington is an avergae Punt Returner. Nothing special.2-You bring up Punt Returns, McKnight couldn't win the job and has only returned punts a handful of times
Since Washington Left, he has 7 fumbles. McKnight has 6 in the same period.3-McKnight is and will always be a fumbler
Leon NEVER fumbles
In 7 seasons, Washington has 18 fumbles.
All stats sourced from ProFootballReference.
Washington is more expensve, older, with more miles and injuries behind him. Nostalgia is no way to run a football team, especially in a rebuild situation.
Last edited by Churchill; 05-12-2013 at 10:54 AM.
As far as fumbles go Leon has 357 touches with 7 fumbles during these 3 years Mcknight has 212 touches with 6 fumbles
If Mcknight was even attempting punt returns his number would be embarassing, he's fumbled 2 times out of his 7 career attempts
Leon is still an outstanding punt returner, IMO
Im not running the football team and neither are you, I didnt even say I wanted him back just telling you who is the better player
Last edited by Mohegangreen; 05-12-2013 at 12:25 PM.
Last edited by detjetsfan; 05-13-2013 at 02:56 PM.
Let Schitforbrains in St Louis get his boyfriend Brad Smith back. Brad Smith can help Schotty shoot Bradford's career in the foot.