Crimson Tide Club
- Jul 16, 2013
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Best of luck to him
There is no way in hell the guy could stand on the 50 and kick it into the endzone 8 times out of 10. 50 yards toe to receiver is so average. I was out punter in high school and about 42-45 yards toe to receiver was about right. Since most teams put only one back I would angle the ball away and take the risk of a shank but only to the left (since I was right footed). Roll baby roll. You never saw Sklyler nail a punt in his few attempts and that is odd since everybody nails one every now and then.
I agree... There was very good blocking schemes in some of those returns. I also think Waddle is an elite talent who makes a lot happen, but that's not news to anyone.
Punting distance is based on the line of scrimmage, not the place of the kick. Standing on the 50 and punting towards the endzone would result in a ~35-yard kick. Thirty-five yards is close to what DeLong was doing.