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Posted: Today 1:11 AM

Re: Recruting Punter 


FWIW -  not only did his struggles begin well before Houston, looking at the numbers, they appear to have begun last year:


PuntingGPuntsYardsAveTBFCInside 2050+BlockedLong
20121480332341.55313614161
20131353204538.6315196058
20141138140537.0210154057
TOTAL38171677339.610567024161
Source

So last year, his average dropped considerably from the year before. But I think the other number that's important to look at is % of punts that are fair caught - this indicates good hang time and means no return. 2012 about 39% of his punts were fair caught. That dropped to about 28% last year and 26% this year. Touchbacks & inside the 20 are not particularly useful since they're so dependent on where you're punting from & that's nothing a punter can control. Though you would expect that if a kicker has more punts inside the 20, it would push the average down a little bit since you usually sacrifice some distance on those kicks to prevent a touchback. And that's not the case 45% of 2012 kicks were inside the 20, 36% last year 39% this year. But 2012 average was clearly the highest.

Anyway, long story short - seems very clear that as much as it felt like it was an all of the sudden this year thing, it started last year. Might be interesting to look at a game by game of last year as well.

Engage the good posters, ignore the bad, report as inappropriate the problems. Message board rules. Thanks.

Last edited Today 1:59 AM by multimed

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