Tom Malone's first punt went 48 yards, but he out-kicked his coverage by about 10 yds - Berlin's PR only got 8 yds, but he was hesitant in his running, a Troy Brown, Kevin Faulk, or Wes Welker would have made more of that play, not to mention what a Devin Hester could have done with an opening like that. - Rhein's second and third punts were taken by the Kicker, Fitzpatrick out of Notre Dame, who showed some nice versatility. - Malone's second kick is listed as a 39 yarder, but he got his leg into it with the ball landing on the out of bounds stripe at the back of the end zone, call it a 49 yarder with no apparent effort at pooching it towards the sideline. He ticked off the color guy who was grumbling about nobody using the "angle kick" anymore. - Malone's third kick was another 32 yd effort, not especially good but he came close to out kicking his abysmal coverage unit who miraculously stopped the PR after a 5 yd gain. - With Fitzpatrick taking two punts in this game, I'm wondering if Malone is nursing a nagging injury (a new one, not the college one he's been rehabbing so long)? - Malone's week nine saw 3 kicks averaging 39.7 yds and 1 touchback. - On the season through week 9: Tom is averaging 40.1 yds/punt with a net average of 32.8, those put him last in the league. He has 3 touchbacks and only 5 punts downed inside the 20. Danny Baugher's first kick, was a 32 yd pooch punt taken at the Berlin 10 with only a 2 yd return. It was a snap to the QB who tossed it back to Danny for his pooch which was taken just inside the numbers so he got some good direction on his kick which helped his coverage unit hold the return to 2 yds. - His second punt came in the third quarter, the ball hit inside the 10 and went into the end zone. I'm not sure if his Gunners saw the ball at all, the Berlin PR was at the 10 signaling fair catch and it looked like the Gunners just pulled up and coasted, still the kick had no backspin so it would have been a tough one to down. 53 yds, but a touchback for a net of 33. - Baugher's third punt had the play-by-play man excited, calling Baugher NFLE's best punter and "a weapon" for the Rhein Fire. Standing on his own 11, Baugher put the ball outside the numbers at the Berlin 28, the PR couldn't get over there to get under it. The ball rolled another 10 yds to go out of bounds at the Berlin 18. Net 56 yds. - Baugher took kick #4 off his shoelaces and still got off a 51 yd boot that was taken at the Berlin 13, unfortunately the gunner missed his tackle and none of the other coverage guys were there to back him up, so the net was 42 yds after a 9 yd return. Then the Ref tacked on 10 yds for defensive holding, at least that doesn't go against Danny. - His final kick on the day hit at the Berlin 6 yd line and bounced past the Gunners into the end zone. Both Gunners were in position, but they just don't seem to be good at picking the ball out of the air. Again there was no backspin on the ball, which is puzzling after the nice backspin on his kicks earlier in the season. A 39 yd. kick with a touchback - given there was 1:40 left in the game with his team in the lead, that touchback was still a good play forcing Berlin to go 80 yds to win the game. - For week 9: Danny averaged 46.2 yds/punt, he had two touchbacks and two kicks downed inside the 20. - On the season through week 9: Danny is averaging 43 yds/punt with a net avg. of 37.4, that ranks him as #1 in the league. He has 4 touchbacks and 12 punts downed inside the 20 with one block. He's #3 in punts inside the 20.