Originally Posted by menonite
I wonder how much practice it takes to learn how to field punts well?
I'm not overly concerned about this little problem, but I wonder if there is are any speedier players on the team getting any practice reps.
Learning to catch punts is very difficult. Different punters have different spins. You have to look at the rush coming at you and the ball you also have to know where on the field you are. It is difficult and if you have not ever returned a punt than you probably shouldn't start in the NFL. Kickoffs are much easier.