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Jack Crevalle
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Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Would love to see Dillon blazing on some punt returns. Can his hands be that much worse than Giles?

Or any other options for that role?

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TheCaterpillar
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Dillon has bad hands and that alone is reason not to do it

Giles hasn’t looked shaky catching punts.



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Bmath
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
The play you posted he flat out traps the ball with his arms and body. No hands were used to make that catch.


Jack Crevalle
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USVI
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
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The play you posted he flat out traps the ball with his arms and body. No hands were used to make that catch.


I know. Just hate seeing that speed go to waste.


KamaCausey_LSU
Member since Apr 2013
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
O teased that others were getting work at punt return and kick off before last game. And of course we saw nothing change.


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Solo Cam
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Dillon is electric but has had problems catching the ball. Maybe Jefferson?

Ball security is the most important thing.


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bknight00
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
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The play you posted he flat out traps the ball with his arms and body. No hands were used to make that catch.


I don't know what you are watching but he caught the ball around head high, with his hands, and brought it in and tucked it anticipating a big hit. Once he realized he was in the clear he puts the ball in one arm and is gone. That's a kid that learned his lesson from last year when he fumbled on a similar play deep in LSU territory. Derrick is a smart kid who is trying not to mess up and lose playing time. I'm not advocating for him to return punts, because I think he isn't the guy, but I do wish he was on kick off return.
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JetsCoach
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
What about another receiver, Chase?


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BillF
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
It was actually a good catch...in a sense. Looked like the ball would be deflected by the defender, which can sometimes throw a receiver off because the ball is suddenly on him and it's hard to focus.

The ball actually hits him square in the facemask, knocking his head back. He does a pretty good job of still gathering it in.


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TerryFoldsFoldyFlaps
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
I mean, Tre White dropped punts before but overall performed admirably. I don’t see why they shouldn’t try Kary Vincent. The track star on the team.
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Tellem
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
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I know. Just hate seeing that speed go to waste.


we wasted donte jackson's speed for 3 years... the one time he had the chance he pretty much cost us the florida game in 2016


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LSUAlum2001
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
1 TO through 4 games and we are 4-0.

Sure, let’s start changing everything up.


kevlanmei
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Member since Jul 2011
830 posts

re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Are you joking? Giles has looked better than any recent punt returners for us. There is no drama - it looks like he could catch 1,000 in a row without a muff.

Plus I love that he is determined to prevent a bad punt from rolling an additional 25-30 yards. Maintaining field position appears to be really important to him.


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Palm Beach Tiger
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Orlando, Florida
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Dillon is from my home town basically and I am rooting for this kid big time. I have said on here that if the kid had elite hands he would be an OBJ type WR for us. Unfortunately he has had problems with the hands, I would not want him fielding punts for that reason.


Camo Tiger 337
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
I rather have a sure handed guy who won’t mess up catching punts and give the other team great field position. But that’s just me. I trust the coaches will make the best decision. Maybe putting Dillon back there will give us a spark and make some big plays.


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JetsCoach
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
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Sure, let’s start changing everything up.

We don't run with 1 RB or pass to 1 receiver.. Why not see what someone else can do?


Philippines4LSU
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
Giles has had like 5 or 6 returns and gained 20+ yards on two of them.

I know his receiving hasn't been up to par, but he hasn't been bad on returns and has shown the kind of burst needed to break one.


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PillPusher
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
I would rather know 100% that the punt will be caught and not result in a TO than the 5% chance one might get taken to the house.


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tunechi
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South LA
Member since Jun 2009
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
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Dillon is from my home town basically and I am rooting for this kid big time. I have said on here that if the kid had elite hands he would be an OBJ type WR for us. Unfortunately he has had problems with the hands, I would not want him fielding punts for that reason.


You from pine baw


scorb
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re: Time for a change- Dillon on punt returns
That's like recommending Shaq shoot the technical foul free throws.


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