who will be hamilton's kick return specialist this year?

I haven't attended any of the practices at training camp. Are they designating certain guys as kick return specialists, or are some of the wideouts expected to do double-duty? (i.e. receive and return kicks).

I heard Alston was a pretty good kick returner in the NFL with the Browns. Does anyone know if he might be Hamilton's next "Ezra Landry?" Or will it be Holmes, Fowlkes, or maybe even that speedy French-Canadian Bisaillon? (or someone else?).

I hope it’s Holmes. It’s his specialty.

Jojo Walker was Brought in just for this .
I am Shure Holmes will also have shot as Well.

I agree with you Onkight, and I also found out through the grapvine that it will be two player’s back there!!!

I have said before here that Nate Curry will be a player to watch, and it looks like this is a good place to say it again. He has done quite well as a kick returner before in NFL-E, as you can see if you click here.

I did like what I saw from Fowlkes last season, so we might see more of him on special teams. As for Holmes, I predict he'll be used more on offense than on special teams.

It would be a shame to keep Holmes off the special teams. He's a great return man and he should be used as such. If that means having him take a few less carries, I'm ok with that because we have other good running backs.

You can't forget the firecracker Fowlkes, with the old blocking rules reinstated I can see this guy light up the scoreboard and bring IWS to it's feet with some spectacular kick returns.


Ditto. :wink:

Mixed metaphor time: When you have a home-run hitter like Holmes has been on special teams in years past, you don't turn him into a bunting expert unless a guy on deck takes that role by the throat. Got it? :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :wink:

If Fowlkes or another guy can get it done, more power to the Cats. However, I know Corey can get it done with improved return units and <GASP, what a change from recent times> effective coaching by Dave Easley.

Oski Wee Wee,