Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So Long, Stefan Logan/NFL Lockout-Day 8

Stefan Logan was one of the more exciting players for the Lions last year. He was one of the best kick returners in Lions' history. I hope you enjoyed his one season.

Logan was signed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers in September, and played at a Pro Bowl level. He was named as an alternate, but could have easily been a starter. He also tied a team record with a 105 yard TD return....

So was he traded for a linebacker? A draft pick? Was he a salary-cap casualty? No, no. He's still a Lion. He will just not be able to have the same impact as he did in 2010. The NFL basically took kick returners like Logan, Josh Cribbs, and Devin Hester out of the equation.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for reducing the risk of injury for the players. I hate to see anyone be carted off on a stretcher. But man, the game is slowly evolving into glorified two hand touch. What's next? No hitting a QB above the waist? No more on-side kicks because it hurts the ground?

So in honor of the lockout, I will make this Day-8 and present you with some great kick returns...

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