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Old 11-18-2009, 01:47 PM   #1361
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Originally Posted by SouthStndJunkie View Post
Could Lechler break Baugh's record?

It should also be noted that as great a punter as Baugh was, he didn't have as strong a leg as Lechler. Baugh's average was bolstered, however, by employing plenty of quick kicks, when he would take a snap at quarterback and then punt the ball from just a few yards behind the line of scrimmage. Those quick kicks usually got long rolls at the end, because opposing defenses wouldn't have a returner ready to catch them on the fly.
I don't know why teams don't do a quick kick at least once a game especially vs teams with great returners or poor special teams.

Think about it 3rd and 20, 3rd and 12 on your own 45, quick kick and pin the D deep in their end.

Anyone remember Dainty returning a punt for a 90+ yard TD?
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