Open Thread: Where do Redskins go on punt returns?

Open Thread: Where do Redskins go on punt returns?
November 20, 2013, 6:30 am
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When Richard Crawford went down with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason, few could guess what a significant impact his loss would make. Crawford was not considered a starting defensive back, but he had locked up the job as Washington's punt returner.

With Crawford out, the Redskins have hosted a revolving door of players returning punts. The latest man for the job was Nick Williams, and he hardly excelled given the opportunity. On Tuesday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he was not sure if Williams will keep the job. 

Before Williams, rookie Chris Thompson tried to return punts. Josh Morgan also had a chance at the job.

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There has been little success, and mostly miscues. The Skins rank 31st out of 32 NFL teams in average yards per punt return at 5.8 yards. For a team that struggles to move the ball at times, any lift from the punt return game could be huge. 

Well, should Williams keep the job? He did not perform well in Philadelphia. If not Williams, who should return punts? He is a valuable veteran receiver, but could Santana Moss help the team in this role? Back to Josh Morgan?

What's the right move at punt returner? Let us know in the comments!

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