Earlier this week, there was some buzz surrounding Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and the possibility that he might be used as a punt returner/kick returner.
With the lockout last season, Young didn’t get to strengthen his skills on special teams, something that head coach Jim Schwartz would have liked to do. So with Young coming off a very productive and successful rookie season at WR, Schwartz isn’t ruling anything out.
“We have competition at just about every position,” Schwartz said. “We never shy away from that. And returns were part of Titus’ profile in terms of drafting him. But you are talking about a guy, a rookie, who missed just about all of training camp last year. We were just trying to get him up to speed at the wide receiver position.”
The Lions might also be concerned about the production of Stefan Logan, who didn’t exactly have a great 2011 season. Schwartz says, however, some of the drop in production may be the result of the change in kick-off rules. » Continue reading “Could Titus Young Be Used on Special Teams?”