Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
One point I don't remember anyone bringing up when comparing stats for Jones against Lechler is one "small" factor.........the Oakland open-air stadium. For any of you who have never been there for a football game, the stadium is near the water..........the wind is cold, strong and brutal most of football season........and the wind is usually directed in cross-direction and/or swirling........a punter's nightmare. During the winter, forget feeling your feet, hands or face. Since Lechler has played all of his home games every year outdoors, it is safe to say that he has overall played the majority of his games in his 13 year career gathering his extraordinary stats in unprotected environments.
That's a good point. To be able to rack up his type of stats in an environment that is unforgiving to punters and kickers is even more impressive. I just looked at his stats, and his net average away from Oakland has been better every season except for 2007 and 2003.