2. Jake Thaw should be the primary punt returner
Thaw has done a decent job so far in his role as a punt returner. Tyler Morris has also gotten time to return the punts too. Out of the two of them, it’s pretty clear that Morris is the better of the duo. He does make some nerve-racking decisions, but he has more potential moving forward. That makes this an overreaction.
Thaw had one return on Saturday for 10 yards, while Morris had an electrifying one for 27 yards. Morris split two defenders and found a crease. Morris is very similar in terms of build and movement to Ronnie Bell. He even wears the same number. He also seems to have a higher chance of breaking one than Thaw does on a weekly basis.
Thaw’s biggest return came in the UNLV meeting. It’s a feel-good story that the coaches believe in him to do what he does, but Morris possesses more elusiveness to gain more yardage. Semaj Morgan is another guy to monitor when it comes to this situation in the future, but Morris should be the main returner for the time being.