In response to bostatewarrior's comment:
Edleman is tied with Devon Hester for the top career average yards per punt return among active players at 12.3 yards per return.
Come on, really? Is this a big deal? Look at his punt return stats and I just don't understand why people think his punt return stats are a big deal. They aren't!!
A 12.3 lifetime average... Is that really a big deal compared to a player who has an 11 or 10 yard average? Are those 1 or 2 yards really a big deal, LOL?? If he led the league in returns for td's or his averages were like 10+ yards better then everyone else then keep the beast! But that isn't the case. His punt return stats are no big deal.
Edelman ave this past season was 10.7 yards, ranked 12 out of qualified players, 24th out of all players and he didn't have a TD return this past season.
2012 Edelman only had 17 returns, so his average was high at 15, and 1 td. But Leodis McKelvin had 23 returns for an ave of 18.7 yards and had 2 td's. Dwane Harris had 22 returns with an ave of 16.1 yards and he had 1 td.
So you say Edelman is tied with Hester in average yards at 12.3, what is the big deal? Hester has 13 td's in 8 years, Edelman has 3 td's in 5 years.
People making a big deal about Edelman's punt return stats, when they really aren't a big deal. Now if you say he is the best on the team and offers the dual role and nobody else can return punts then we are talking, but if you are saying keep him because he leads the league in averages of 12.3 yards then LMAO, the numbers and stats show that is a very, very weak argument.