DeSean Jackson vs. Dan Connolly Video: Which Run Was More Impressive?
Anyone who saw the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants today knows two things:
First, that Matt Dodge is the Giants' Punter and he is the most googled punter on the planet right now.
DeSean Jackson is arguably the most dangerous guy in the NFL. But he only keeps shocking and surprising anyone who is silly enough to kick the ball to him on punt returns.
So yes, DeSean Jackson is one of the most dangerous return men in the league. But is he the most exciting return man in the NFL?
In the words of Lee Corso, I say not so fast, my friend. We have another return man who might take the title.
You be the judge...
Here Is DeSean Jackson's Return
Here it is, very impressive. But we have seen him do runs like this before. I was more impressed with Tom Coughlin losing it and the shock in the stands.
Jackson is hard to love but you can't take your eyes off of him when he is on the field.
This return...Definitely worthy of praise, but as exciting as this?...
Here Is Dan Connolly's Return
Now this is a man's return. He tucks it like a loaf of bread, uses the stiff arm, even cuts back.
And without his return, the Patriots wouldn't have scored before the half.
How is this not more exciting?
Dan at Rest
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This is Dan when he's not returning kicks. Dan is 28, 6'4" and 313 pounds. Perfect dimensions for a return man.
By the way, Connolly's return was the longest kick return by a lineman in NFL history.
Take that, DeSean.
Special Teams Player for the Pro Bowl?
I vote for Dan for special teams player of the year.
I say we stuff the ballot box and get him to Hawaii as a return man.