Originally written on Inside The Panthers  |  Last updated 11/1/11
The Panthers are 29th in the league in punt and kickoff returns, although Ron Rivera does not sound like he's ready to make any changes with his young returners. Rookie kickoff returner Kealoha Pilares had two muffs/fumbles in last week's loss to Minnesota, although the Panthers recovered both of them. Pilares is averaging 20 yards on 10 returns, with a long of 27 yards. Mike Goodson, whom Pilares replaced, averages 22.7 yards on 11 returns, with a long of 31. Armanti Edwards, the former Appalachian State QB in his second year, is averaging 5.5 yards on 17 punt returns, wiht a long of 14. Starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, the main punt returner in 2009-2010, has a career average of 9.9 yards per return, which ranks second in team history behind Winslow Oliver (10.7). But Rivera said he is leery of adding to Munnerlyn's workload. "The thing you're always concerned with with Captain is he does so much for you," Rivera said. "He's your starter. He's your nickel. He plays the gunne...
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