In everything you do, there’s a certain element of risk.
I’ve seen numerous pedestrians nearly get hit by cars or walk into street signs because they’re too busy texting. The water we drink is becoming more and more flammable thanks to your home’s proximity to fracking wells and returning kicks and punts is and has always has been hazardous to your health.
I’m not sure coach Mike McCarthy and special teams coach Shawn Slocum understand the last portion. The kickoff is a bull rush where 11 guys run full blast at the ball carrier in attempt to decleat him.
For the last several years, the NFL has been looking at ways to make the game safer and one of the topics that popped up was eliminating the kickoff entirely. Just have the receiving team take the ball at their own 20 every time has been discussed. The number of injuries that result from the returner getting pulverized and the kicking team getting plowed under in the wedge by the receiving team would go down dramatically.
Yet, Slocum is still going to put Cobb back there. He said he won’t use him all the time, but will insert him when the time is right. I didn’t know there was a right time to put the team’s most dynamic weapon in harm’s way?