They’re really drinking that Micah Hyde Kool Aid over there at 1265. Yesterday, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy compared Hyde to Charles Woodson.
“Micah Hyde, from day one, I’ve said before in here, back to the rookie minicamp, I think he’s about as natural of a returner as far as handling the football that I’ve seen coming out of college,” McCarthy said. “Charles Woodson is probably one of the best players that I’ve been around as far as handling the football [on] punts. Just very natural to him, and Micah is similar in that way. So he just needs more opportunities.”
Alright, so he wasn’t comparing Hyde to Woodson as a defender, but Woodson was at one time one of the best punt returners in the game.
So far this season, Hyde is averaging just over 10 yards per punt return, which is pretty solid. He has a long of 23. So what does he think about being compared to Woodson?
“I don’t see myself as that; I’m not even compared to anything like that,” Hyde said. “I’m just back there trying to catch the ball and make sure that A-Rod can go out there and throw touchdowns after that. That’s it.”
What we will give Hyde is that he’s an improvement over Jeremy Ross. If only he could return kicks.