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#51 Urrymonster

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:27 PM

The highest punter in the league is averaging 52.2 (Lechler), and Baker is at 40. Lechler is a beast, and don't expect anyone to beat him out, but there are 4 Punters over 50 this year. 12 yards difference per punt is significant, No?


Any yet on average he gives10 yards to the returner every punt. Considering that Baker had 29% of his punts returned, Lechler has a fairly significant 61.8% of his punts returned. He also has a fairly low hang time (5.30) for his distance.

Lechler can boot it out the stratosphere, but he certainly gives returners the chance to get up a head of steam...

Edited by Urrymonster, 25 October 2011 - 01:37 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:30 PM

We are 6th in touchbacks. Mare's leg is not a problem.

Okay here is a stat to go along with the original theme of this thread...our opponents have the lowest net yards per punt. It sure isn't because we are getting big returns. So what is up with that?

Theories?

#53 Urrymonster

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:37 PM

We are 6th in touchbacks. Mare's leg is not a problem.

Okay here is a stat to go along with the original theme of this thread...our opponents have the lowest net yards per punt. It sure isn't because we are getting big returns. So what is up with that?

Theories?


It has been said that we leave our returner with few blocking for him. It could be that we are attacking the LoS to force the punter to kicker higher rather than longer?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:59 PM

Because of returners recording negative returns - pretty obvious really...

The fact that his net would be higher than his average is sentiment to how little returners have done outside of those two returns.


Negative punts don't happen often.. this is unrealistic, and no punter in the NFL has a punt average less than their net average..

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:01 PM

We are 6th in touchbacks. Mare's leg is not a problem.

Okay here is a stat to go along with the original theme of this thread...our opponents have the lowest net yards per punt. It sure isn't because we are getting big returns. So what is up with that?

Theories?


Interesting stat if true. I have no clue how to explain that.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:02 PM

We are 6th in touchbacks. Mare's leg is not a problem.

Okay here is a stat to go along with the original theme of this thread...our opponents have the lowest net yards per punt. It sure isn't because we are getting big returns. So what is up with that?

Theories?


They are in better field position on average against us.

#57 Urrymonster

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 05:15 PM

Negative punts don't happen often.. this is unrealistic, and no punter in the NFL has a punt average less than their net average..


Of course, but without those two returns, Baker would have almost an even net to his average. Believe it or not Baker has produced a higher net average than average in 3 of his 7 games this season. Another game allowed 0 return yards and only 2 games (which we have referenced) have allowed the opposition to get over 10 yards.

You are so obsessed with trying to average things, but you simply can't do this with such a small data set.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

The coverage units looked much better today, but, sadly and expectedly, Baker did not...

At this point, Matt Dodge (the guy who Coughlin bitched out last year for punting to Desean Jackson, putting a nail in the coffin of their epic meltdown loss to the Eagles) is a free agent. We should give him a call, at least he's young and sucks. :lol: