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TexanSam
11-29-2011, 09:59 PM
This is amazing. Punts aren't exactly the most impressive plays in football, but this is just crazy. The Raiders have the best special teams players in football.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjA8OUX_F30

EDIT: Here's the NFL.com video. Better quality
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-fantasy/09000d5d8248617d/Lechler-80-yd

Playoffs
11-29-2011, 11:30 PM
1. Steve O'Neal ........... 98 - 1969/NYJ
2. Shawn McCarthy ...... 93 - 1991/NWE
3. Randall Cunningham .. 91 - 1989/PHI
4. Rodney C. Williams .... 90 - 2001/NYG
....Don Chandler ........... 90 - 1965/GNB
6. Luke Prestridge ........ 89 - 1984/NWE
7. Bob Waterfield ......... 88 - 1948/RAM
8. Dave Finzer ............. 87 - 1984/CHI
....Bob Scarpitto .......... 87 - 1968/BOS
10. Larry Barnes .......... 86 - 1957/SFO

TexanSam
11-29-2011, 11:59 PM
1. Steve O'Neal ........... 98 - 1969/NYJ
2. Shawn McCarthy ...... 93 - 1991/NWE
3. Randall Cunningham .. 91 - 1989/PHI
4. Rodney C. Williams .... 90 - 2001/NYG
....Don Chandler ........... 90 - 1965/GNB
6. Luke Prestridge ........ 89 - 1984/NWE
7. Bob Waterfield ......... 88 - 1948/RAM
8. Dave Finzer ............. 87 - 1984/CHI
....Bob Scarpitto .......... 87 - 1968/BOS
10. Larry Barnes .......... 86 - 1957/SFO

I wonder how many of those actually were in the air for 74 yards like Lechler's was? It's funny that Cunningham is on there.

Here's a video of his punt. Doesn't show the whole thing though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQKHOMHKT00&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD425BA960DECC898

Cerberus
11-30-2011, 12:07 PM
I wonder how many of those actually were in the air for 74 yards like Lechler's was? It's funny that Cunningham is on there.

Here's a video of his punt. Doesn't show the whole thing though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQKHOMHKT00&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD425BA960DECC898

That's just it, most of the other punts included a roll. Lechler kicked his from the 10-yard line to the other 10-yard line, 80 yards in the air; then it bounced and rolled into the endzone where it was downed. So, it went 80-yards in the air, a total of 90+ yards, and was a net 60.

People used to think Davis was crazy, but he knew what he was doing when he drafted Jano and Lechler. One shortens the field for the offense, and the other lengthens the field for the opposing offense; that combination works great together, as the Texans found out earlier in the season.

ziggy29
11-30-2011, 12:33 PM
That's just it, most of the other punts included a roll. Lechler kicked his from the 10-yard line to the other 10-yard line, 80 yards in the air; then it bounced and rolled into the endzone where it was downed. So, it went 80-yards in the air, a total of 90+ yards, and was a net 60.

And it didn't even happen at Denver.

Hervoyel
11-30-2011, 12:50 PM
I wonder how many of those actually were in the air for 74 yards like Lechler's was? It's funny that Cunningham is on there.

Here's a video of his punt. Doesn't show the whole thing though
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQKHOMHKT00&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLD425BA960DECC898


Ultimate Weapon. Makes perfect sense to me :)

Playoffs
11-30-2011, 12:52 PM
Note how the record punts are so old -- old flat stadiums susceptible to high winds.

I doubt those old guys were stronger. ;)

ziggy29
11-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Note how the record punts are so old -- old flat stadiums susceptible to high winds.

And for the ones in the '80s and '90s, often rock-hard Astroturf instead of the softer "field turf" they have on most NFL fields that aren't natural grass today. Balls could roll a lot longer with less rolling resistance on that stuff.

Playoffs
11-30-2011, 01:48 PM
And for the ones in the '80s and '90s, often rock-hard Astroturf instead of the softer "field turf" they have on most NFL fields that aren't natural grass today. Balls could roll a lot longer with less rolling resistance on that stuff.

Ahh, good point.