Originally Posted by tru80texan
This is true, but I think the big difference is that despite being almost equal most considered it a good yr for Jones & a somewhat down yr for Lechler. That alone just shows you who has the higher upside. Lechler is the better option of the 2, IMO, & I'm glad he is finally in Houston. Can't say I've ever been happy about signing a punter...1st time for everything.
I think the biggest difference is the situational aspects of the punts. I don't know that the stats accurately reflects that. Lechler could punt from the 48 yard line & have it drop on the 2 a second before his guy could get there to make a play. Jones was just as likely to drop it on the 2 three seconds before our guy got there & it rolled into the endzone.