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Should Tyler Lockett return kicks?

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Or should he, I guess, not, is the other option

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
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On the very first punt he fielded in the NFL, Tyler Lockett made a play.

and then the Rams conceded, if memory serves

After the very first month he completed, Lockett had made an impression.

rookies smh

Through a full season, he’d earned respect. The highest level obtainable in his profession.

http://www.seahawks.com/news/2017/01/06/seahawks-bobby-wagner-and-tyler-lockett-earn-all-pro-honors

He’s a weapon. A threat to score from anywhere on the field, at any time.

On the ground and through the air.

Until a gruesome injury takes him out.

[image not available, content yourself with the stupid pic at the top, you greedy gulls]

So the question is, should the 5-foot-10, 182-pound Lockett be back there returning kicks, risking his body on special teams, when he could be a more stable Percy Harvin for the offense?

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Should a healthy Tyler Lockett return kicks in 2017? (Nuanced version)

This poll is closed

  • 48%
    Yes, without reservations
    (670 votes)
  • 26%
    Yes, but can we limit him somehow please
    (364 votes)
  • 11%
    Maybe sometimes
    (152 votes)
  • 5%
    Rarely, the risk/reward isn’t worth it
    (78 votes)
  • 5%
    D’rather not, but you know Pete and special teams
    (72 votes)
  • 2%
    Absolutely not
    (40 votes)
1376 votes total Vote Now

Take this one too while you’re at it.

Poll

Should a healthy Tyler Lockett return kicks on 2017? (Straightforward version)

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Yes
    (843 votes)
  • 17%
    No
    (176 votes)
1019 votes total Vote Now