Originally Posted by Nors
Thanks for further validating that. Cundiff gets knocked on his kickoffs yet in reality he's totally getting the job done.
No, he's not. And that's why Parcells is on his arse about it.
I like to chart kickoffs with my stopwatch. I always chart both kickers and make note of the distance, hangtime, and which direction they were going in (for the wind).
What you want in a kickoff in the NFL is a kicker who can get it inside the 3 yard line with a hangtime in the 3.8 - 4.0 second range.
Cundiff almost never does this. And when comparing his kickoffs to those of the opposing kickoff guy, I'd say he loses half the time.
I've come to the conclusion that the good numbers that the Cowboys have posted up in regards to opponents field position are largely due to great play by the coverage unit.