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Thread: What happens if the punting does not improve

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    What happens if the punting does not improve

    Does Gruden get the sack

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    As you guys know, the punter needs to improve markedly or get replaced. Many say it does not matter, its only the punter, but many times a good to great punter can save the day.

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    punter is one of those spots you don't think about till you really need one and we really need one. we were blessed to have lechler pinning teams for a decade, he kept some historically bad raider teams in games we had no right to be in, three and out on our own 20 from kick off? fuck you, lechler booms it 80 yards. last season im sure many of our blowout losses were inflated by the kids inability to shank it more than 20 yards. we might have squeaked maybe a win or two more if he had any ability.
    surprised the kid didn't get a pink slip the day after the season ended, impossible to see how he can turn it around, having no leg and no accuracy are hardly building blocks for a punter.
    worse still his only camp competition is someone who actually sounds worse.
    it will be mucho disappointing if our season is blown due to a punter, reggie was on the payroll when gruden picked him however so he likely takes the flak, tom cables must is another possibility, the special teams coach sounds like chucky's bff so he's unlikely to take the bullet.
    plus side, if the rest of the team is fixed and our number one pressing need in next year's draft is a punter we have enough picks!

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    Do the Raiders currently have competition for Townsend?

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    It's a punter. The Raiders have bigger issues that a useless punter. People brought up Lehler, how many winning season did Lechler have after the Super Bowl loss with the Raiders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnkr View Post
    Do the Raiders currently have competition for Townsend?
    No....supposing this guy was really
    good in college....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnkr View Post
    Do the Raiders currently have competition for Townsend?
    We have a guy named AJ Cole to compete in camp, maybe he solves the problem (maybe he doesnt). But the ST coach during his presser IMHO sounded reasonable in his assesment that last year wasnt good enough from Townsend and they need him to be better.

    Also I would like to point out we dont need to have X number of punters in camp to compete with Johny T. Around the entire NFL those punters will compete in preseason and a viable possibility would be to pick up a player on another roster after the cuts. A couple teams very well could have 2 punters better then Townsend and have to cut one... since we are pretty high on the waiver priority this could be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psly2124 View Post
    It's a punter. The Raiders have bigger issues that a useless punter. People brought up Lehler, how many winning season did Lechler have after the Super Bowl loss with the Raiders?
    This makes no sense. Granted a great punter wont overcome a terrible roster and win you games, but a terrible one sure will lose you games if you are in tight games. And if you have a bad defense/offense it will only make everything worse like it did last year.

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    Without a doubt, a good punter is extremely important. Its a game of field position and a great punt can greatly change the teams position in that game. If you pin down to the 1 yard line, you greatly increase your chance of something big happening. Just an example

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    special teams wins games,having both kickers as weapons wins games,the punter can help a team win the field position game,your punter has a big leg he can boom it 50-55 yds and gets you outta short fields to defend,the fg kicker also changes the way defense play when defending against scoring when you have a big legged kicker whom can hit a 55 yd kick,it puts a lot of pressure on the defense to not give yds,your offense only has to move to ball maybe 25-35 yds and your in scoring position already

    you have to win in all phases of football

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