Three reasons why coffin-corner kick is dying art

At least three factors preclude a revival of the coffin-corner kick, Mike Sando writes.

Originally Published: November 15, 2007
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

One question rises above all others when Chicago's Devin Hester returns a punt for a touchdown:

Why would anyone punt to the NFL's most dynamic return specialist?

The question arrives rhetorically, as if a giant dunce cap should descend upon anyone foolish enough to drop a punt within range of the prolific return man.

Thanks largely to Hester, punt-return touchdowns have risen over the past two seasons after leveling off in 2004 and 2005. Hester's five punt-return ...

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