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« on: Sep 10, 2007 at 23:14 »

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Just about everything in the kicking game went right -- the Steelers scored first after a botched Browns punt -- except in the return game. Newly acquired veteran return man Allen Rossum, although he looked close to breaking into the open a couple of times, managed just 7 yards on two punt returns and 44 yards on two kickoff returns.



You have to wonder if this guy knows anything at all about football.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 11, 2007 at 07:20 »

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Just about everything in the kicking game went right -- the Steelers scored first after a botched Browns punt -- except in the return game. Newly acquired veteran return man Allen Rossum, although he looked close to breaking into the open a couple of times, managed just 7 yards on two punt returns and 44 yards on two kickoff returns.



You have to wonder if this guy knows anything at all about football.
Bouchette isn't an underrated writer, but his value to his readers is underrated.  Put it to you this way: Rossum's game looks good until you extrapolate those numbers out over the course of 16 games.  Only 816 total return yards?  Rossum is clearly overrated, if not as a returner, then maybe his value to the team is overrated.

I expect more from a wily vet.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 11, 2007 at 08:26 »

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Just about everything in the kicking game went right -- the Steelers scored first after a botched Browns punt -- except in the return game. Newly acquired veteran return man Allen Rossum, although he looked close to breaking into the open a couple of times, managed just 7 yards on two punt returns and 44 yards on two kickoff returns.



You have to wonder if this guy knows anything at all about football.
Bouchette isn't an underrated writer, but his value to his readers is underrated.  Put it to you this way: Rossum's game looks good until you extrapolate those numbers out over the course of 16 games.  Only 816 total return yards?  Rossum is clearly overrated, if not as a returner, then maybe his value to the team is overrated.

I expect more from a wily vet.
Townsend's just a game manager. He'll never put up Ricky Manning-type numbers.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 11, 2007 at 08:45 »

Does Ty Law return kicks?  How about Sammy Knight?
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 11, 2007 at 09:02 »

Jerome Bettis's book also reports that Ed Bouchette wrote negative things about Kent Graham's mental abilities so that the Steelers wouldn't have to pay KG 2nd-string market value.

 
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