Remember when teams used to send two guys back to return punts? At some point it became universal wisdom that one is better than two. Does anyone know why?
You would think the extra guy back could help with blocking, especially this year with return production down so drastically. Also a lot of balls bounce for extra yards because one guy can’t cover the whole field. Everyone plays 11 guys on the line of scrimmage, but it’s not like we’re seeing a lot of blocked punts either.