20 Questions in 20 Days: Kickoff Returner

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Our 20 questions in 20 days series features staff writers answers pressing questions heading into Training Camp

Question 4: Who will be the primary kickoff returner?
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MICHAEL EISEN: I’m going with Quintin Demps. The Giants have several worthy candidates. I think David Wilson will be eliminated because he’ll have a heavier workload at running back. Odell Beckham Jr. will have enough on his plate as a rookie receiver. Newcomer Trindon Holliday could win the job. But Demps was third in the NFL last season with a 30.1-yard kickoff return average. It doesn’t currently appear he will be a starter, so he’s the perfect candidate to return kickoffs and boost a part of the Giants’ game that needs improvement.
JOHN SCHMEELK: The risky choice here is Trindon Holliday, but the safer one is Quentin Demps and that’s who I am going to choose. There’s no guarantee that Holliday is on the team, but Demps will be and he is an excellent kick returner.
DAN SALOMONE: Quintin Demps. I’ll admit I didn’t know too much about Demps before he signed with the Giants, but he’s been one of the players who stood out to me in spring football. He was third in the NFL in kick returns last year for Kansas City, and just as important, he holds onto the ball. He has only one fumble in 96 career returns, coming as a rookie in 2008.