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LatrobePA
11-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Brown vs Sanders isn't even close..

JollyRob68
11-28-2011, 02:36 PM
Most likely because he was going to Start or play more and to work Sanders back into game shape. I think Brown will go back to returning kickoffs next week.

SteelDad
11-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Wondered the same thing throughout the game. Sanders does an adequate job, but Brown excels at the KR position.

LatrobePA
11-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Wondered the same thing throughout the game. Sanders does an adequate job, but Brown excels at the KR position.

Same here, an extra 10 yards plus is huge..

cmerrifield
11-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Kick returning too dangerous??? Most people dont have starting WR's returning kicks and that is what Brown has become.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-28-2011, 03:23 PM
I think it was a way to get Sanders back into the flow of the game early and also keep him ready in the event that he does have to return kicks if Brown were to get injured at some point.

I personally would take AB on kickoffs and punt returns every day of the week but you gotta have backups ready to go as well.

SnakeEyes43
11-28-2011, 03:26 PM
Most people dont have starting WR's returning kicks and that is what Brown has become.

Wasn't Holmes a return man even as a starter?

Rampage
11-28-2011, 03:27 PM
It wouldn't have mattered who was returning kicks yesterday, someone would have held and the Steelers would have been inside the 20. Special teams blocking was subpar in that game and I imagine Sanders could do a bit better after some more practice and with better blocking in front of him.

86WARD
11-28-2011, 03:30 PM
Least of the Steeler Problems yesterday...

LatrobePA
11-28-2011, 03:40 PM
Least of the Steeler Problems yesterday...

Sure because what they had 3 kick off? But if this got into a slug fest those extra chunks would of helped..

I guess I was wondering if this might be a long term thing?

Stairwayto7
11-28-2011, 04:20 PM
Brown vs Sanders isn't even close..

Damn good question I kept saying that last night. I wonder since Brown is turning into our No. Wr if they want Sanders to return more

cmerrifield
11-28-2011, 05:09 PM
Wasn't Holmes a return man even as a starter?

Punts, yes Tomlin started using him in "big" situations. But not kickoffs.

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Goodfrom55
11-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Perhaps they were keeping AB fresh for offense since he is the clear cut #2.

I don't like it though; AB provides a spark on specials. Sanders, not so much.

Diehardsteel
11-28-2011, 10:37 PM
Kick returning too dangerous???

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