On special teams, I'm hoping we can get back to perfection. Last week was pretty good other than another muffed return. Watching that play a couple of times, it seemed to me that the ball was a little bouncy. I'll just call it a "special K" ball and leave it at that. Although returns are typically fun to watch, I think we should avoid trying to actually return anything from here on out. At this point I really don't see anything good coming out of it as there is always some phantom block in the back call against us. Besides, there is just too much risk for injury. When kicking I'd also like Gostkowski and Allen give Slater some needed R&R by not giving the opponents any opportunity to return the ball. Unfortunately with today's cold weather, that may be asking a little to much of Gostkowski.
Hankerson played his college ball in Miami. He played 4 years for the Redskins and 8 games this season with the Falcons before going down with hamstring issues. In 39 games he has 107 receptions for 1,408 yards and 9 touchdowns. Known as a deep threat, he has 73 1st downs to go with his zero fumbles.
Joey Iosefa is my kind of player. He was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa and played his college ball for Hawaii. A fullback who likes contact, Iosefa is well rounded on the football field. In his 4 seasons at Hawaii, he rushed for 2,218 yards on 512 carries. He also scored 21 touchdowns via the rush. Can he catch? Yes, he can. Joey had 60 receptions for 438 yards and 3 touchdowns. While that should be good enough to the salivary glands going, I'll just drop in the fact that he also threw 2 touchdown passes. While he may not get to throw the ball today, he will likely get to throw some defenders down as he's a good blocker.