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Old 11-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Do we finally have one?

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #2
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Darrien Gordon?
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Darian Gordon was the last great punt returner. Royal was really good.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
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Darian Gordon was the last great punt returner. Royal was really good.
should not be a debate.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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should not be a debate.
Its like, half of these people weren't fans until Tebow showed up or something.

Gordon was awesome. I dont recall him breaking them to the house all that often but he almost always got a good/great return.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Darian Gordon was the last great punt returner. Royal was really good.
Gordon was the last guy, then I would go back to Upchurch and then To Little.

Rod could step in and return a punt for a score if needed, Royal had a couple good returns but those 3 were the best Bronco returners.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Darrien Gordon?
Yep! The last guy you actually thought he was going to take it back for a td. he was really good at it, sort of underrated maybe? As evidenced by you sort of putting a ? by it. Really though no one else has come close to him since we won Superbowls.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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Yup

Ironically he ran back two punt returns on the Panthers

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:10 PM   #9
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If Rod Smith had returned more punts, he would have been part of this conversation. He did very well, for the opportunities he received...
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:55 AM   #10
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #11
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eddie royal?
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Darien Gordon for the win
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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Hold on to the damn football?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:08 AM   #13
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I think the ground caused that one. Props to the coaches for holding on to this guy after his slow start
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #14
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I am going to ask my inside source at Dove Valley for the answer... I will be right back.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:39 AM   #16
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #17
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Champ was pretty good when he first cam here
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #18
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He returned some punts back in the day. If I recall correctly, he also was in as a receiver once in a blue moon.
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My source just got back to me... Some guy named Rick Upchurch
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #21
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #22
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Our last GREAT returner was definitely Rick Upchurch. Threat to score every time he touched it, even without good blocking.

Trindon has a way to go...but impressed today and last week.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #23
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Our last GREAT returner was definitely Rick Upchurch. Threat to score every time he touched it, even without good blocking.

Trindon has a way to go...but impressed today and last week.
Upchurch was great but Darien Gordan was great too and he was the last one. He actually was better than Upchurch as well.
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Upchurch was great but Darien Gordan was great too and he was the last one. He actually was better than Upchurch as well.
er, No. Actually F No. Upchurch=best in franchise history.
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Upchurch the best by far. Although Royal and Gordon had their moments, Upchurch was the one and only premier return specialist in franchise history.
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