04-03-2007, 04:59 PM
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Re: Broncos agree to contract with Saurbrun; Pats have 7 days to match
Originally Posted by Alk
Que? Much better?
35.9 net average
247 kicks inside the 20
101 touchbacks (which isn't a good thing)
36.0 net average
250 kicks inside the 20
I'm not going to stand here and say that Sauerbrun is the much better punter either. I do however prefer Sauerbrun's leg strength over Miller's.
OK. I should have been more specific. Miller was the better punter last year, even taking into consideration his injury.
I think that its interesting that Miller has 247 kicks inside the 20 on 747 punts while Sauerbrun had 250 kicks inside the 20 on 842 punts.
One thing you missed is that Miller has only given up 4 punt returns for TDs while Sauerbrun has given up 8.
Of note is that prior to the Minnesota game, Miller was the best punter in the league and the Pats punt coverage was only allowing something like 5 yards per return. And it went up to that because of the Buffalo game. Prior to Buffalo, it was hovering around 1.3 yards per return.