Originally Posted by thunderkyss
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.
You mean a 46 yard net punt compared to a 28 yard net punt wouldn't accurately reflect the differences between those two kicks?
There's also a stat for kicks inside the 20 and touchbacks - which would further differentiate the two kicks you describe.