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    Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him.

    I thought this was funny for a few reasons:

    1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled

    2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doing

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    I liked Ross back there. Showed the staff was laying it all on the table, and I just feel safer with hem than I do with blackmon

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    Listen man, every single kick/punt return I hold my breath and want to look away. I wish we had a dangerous and reliable return man. Would be sooooo nice...something to look at for next year. (+ new special teams coach?)

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    it wasn't funny, I'm sure he was coached that way, which was entirely appropriate for the situation.

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    [quote user="Desepx"]Listen man, every single kick/punt return I hold my breath and want to look away. I wish we had a dangerous and reliable return man. Would be sooooo nice...something to look at for next year. (+ new special teams coach?)
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    I really am pleased that the giants have been able to do alright without having Hixon. He was a reliable returner.

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    yea, hixon was a stud for us, missing him for sure.

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    I would be fine with a fair catch on every punt. We don't have differnce makers back there anyway. So might as well just make sure that we don't turn it over. I bet Ross was told that due to weather and field contions to not take any chances at all. And I am fine with that.

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    [quote user="jhamburg"]Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him. I thought this was funny for a few reasons: 1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled 2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doing[/quote]He was doing exactly what he was told to do. Secure field position.

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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    [quote user="jhamburg"]Every time Ross took a punt in the 2nd half he did the same thing- make a sure catch, take a few tentative steps forward with both arms wrapped around the ball, and collapse into a heap on the ground as soon as a 49er got within 5 yards of him.

    I thought this was funny for a few reasons:

    1. He was probably scared to death of being the goat and TC's wrath if he fumbled

    2. Even though he probably had a chance to break some big returns if he tried, every single giants fan in the world wanted him to do exactly what he was doing[/quote]I have no issues with what ross and even cruz did.

    They tried to make a move or two, but once it got tight and the way the weather has been, anything could happen, so drop down and get ready for the next play.
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    Re: Did anyone else find Ross' punt returns funny?

    After the impact that we saw returns have on the game yesterday, I am completely fine with Ross' strategy.
    Definitely got a chuckle after about the third time I saw him just be happy to secure the ball.

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