Are there any White Wrs/RBs that have never once returned a punt/kick

Discussion in 'NFL' started by Johnny Tightlips, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Johnny Tightlips

    Johnny Tightlips Newbie

    Dec 26, 2018
    Was just talking about this with some DWFs and I couldn't think of any. I have no issue with this other than the fact that it is just another glaring example of how coaches are completely enslaved to caste stereotypes...What do you guys think?
  2. rockybleier

    rockybleier Mentor

    Jan 1, 2017
    There are plenty of white wr/rb that never ran a punt or kickoff for a TD......

    We could all name a few that have.....
    Amendola, Welker, Switzer,
  3. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    There's been a lot of White WRs used as kick returners, in fact a number who were/are used as kick returners but rarely as receivers. Marc Mariani and Alex Erickson come readily to mind but there's been a bunch over the years. In fact, one season about seven or eight years ago, something like 13 different NFL teams were using a White player as either a punt and/or kickoff returner.

    Running back is a different story because there have been so few White RBs, even as backups, and they've tended to be of fullback size, ala Peyton Hillis. McCaffrey, Woodhead and Burkhead have been the three smaller sized ones. Woodhead was used at times to return kickoffs, and Burkhead's returned a few punts. I wouldn't want to see McCaffrey returning kicks, period. I'll always remember the Giants using Jason Sehorn as a kickoff returner one preseason when he was at his peak; he promptly had one of his knees wrecked during one of his first returns and was never the same player afterward.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2018
  4. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Oct 21, 2012
    Using Sehorn as a kickoff returner in a preseason game is one of the dumbest coaching decisions ever made. Why risk a pro bowl caliber cornerback?
  5. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Feb 16, 2006
    Any one game call up that was a special team gunner type probably would have never returned a kick or punt. I think you meant any established starters who have returned kicks or punts. I recall Welker as a punt returner in Miami and doing it for New England in the playoffs.

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