Struggling Figurs has yet to return t...

Struggling Figurs has yet to return to 2007 form

There are 24 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Nov 21, 2008, titled Struggling Figurs has yet to return to 2007 form. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

While the Ravens continue to back Yamon Figurs, it might be time to explore some of those other options.

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Parkville

Baltimore, MD

#21 Nov 21, 2008
fender wrote:
I don't think Figurs is the problem. I think it's the guys around him. Leonard (who has been too busy on D), Ayabandejo (who's been injured a lot) and McClain are the only ones you really hear about. I've maybe heard Zbikowski once or twice. They have the same problems on the other end of special teams. They give up too many yards and too many big plays. Look what Cribbs did to them. They just don't have good enough guys around him. Sure, he doesn't catch that well and can make stupid mistakes, but when he gets the ball he can take off like a bat out of hell. They substituted him w/ Reed and Leonard and neither did any better. What does that tell you?
Leonard has done better. Figurs can't make anyone miss, so he's useless to us on special teams. A 5-yard return to him is like busting one for a real returner. Why is he still back there??
fender

Manheim, PA

#22 Nov 22, 2008
He made a lot of people miss last year. You need good blocking to bust loose and he isn't getting it. Leonard was solid, but I don't think he's a true scoring threat. Plus, he's more valuable as a safety. Not to put down Landry, cuz he's been great, but the team hasn't missed a beat with Leonard in there. Wonder if they could convert him to corner.
Len Knighton

Muncie, IN

#23 Nov 22, 2008
My problem with Figurs is that he seems to be gun-shy. Last week against the Giants, and on at least one other occasion this year, he took a kickoff a yard deep in the end zone and downed it for a touchback. I think he's made fair catches when returns seemed possible. Figurs has the capability of making big plays but he can't if he won't return the kicks. I like Jim Leonhard as a return man. Reed is also good but I wouldn't want to risk an injury by using him that way.
Yard Birds

AOL

#24 Nov 22, 2008
Yea, he sucks.

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