Should Baskett have even been on the kickoff return team in the Super Bowl?

Longtime Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King had an interesting take this morning in his ‘Monday Morning QB’ column about the Colts decision to have Hank Baskett on the kickoff return team during a critical moment of Super Bowl XLIV:

I think if the Colts had it to do all over again, they’d have activated Sam Giguere, a reserve wideout from an obscure college in Quebec, to play in the spot Hank Baskett occupied on the kick-return team late last season. Strange statement to make here in the middle of May, looking back at the Super Bowl, but I think the Colts were starting to have real questions about Baskett’s hands by late in the season, and they nearly made the move to Giguere. Baskett, of course, couldn’t handle the onside kick to start the second half of the Super Bowl, the Saints recovered, and the rest is ignominious history.


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