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Old 08-17-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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METAIRIE - In his second NFL season in 2010, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead posted the kind of numbers that in most years might have earned him a trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Morstead, who is built more like a linebacker than a punter, averaged 45.9 yards a kick - the sixth-highest average in the entire league - with a career-long of 64 yards.

He also had a net average of 38.4 yards, which is the yardage of a punt minus return yards or yards subtracted for a kick that winds up in the end zone for a touchback.

Unfortunately, Morstead plays in the same conference with Dallas Cowboys punter Mat McBriar. He had an impressive 47.9 gross average with a 41.7 net to earn the NFC invitation to the annual all-star game.

“Obviously, you look at your own stats when the season is over ￉ but I really wasn’t disappointed,” said Morstead, who has a goal of making it to his first Pro Bowl as he heads into his third pro season.

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Morstead wants continued consistency | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

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Old 08-17-2011, 08:49 PM   #2
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NFC invitation to the annual all-star game.
They play baseball too?
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in my eye's he's the BEST !
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #4
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Yea... he's already done more that any other punter on the roster.
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The best by a long shot. It bodes well for a team when even the punter is the best in the business. Now if only we could start opening some running lanes in the O line we'd have a balanced championship winning team.
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It feels good, as a Saints fan, not to have a revolving door each year for kickers and punters!
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PLus the fact that he was good with kickoffs as well!!
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:15 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by papz View Post
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Morstead, who is built more like a linebacker than a punter, averaged 45.9 yards a kick - the sixth-highest average in the entire league - with a career-long of 64 yards.

He also had a net average of 38.4 yards, which is the yardage of a punt minus return yards or yards subtracted for a kick that winds up in the end zone for a touchback.
He also kicks one hell of an onside kick!
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I'm still not sold on Morestead! Maybe we should have traded away 3 draft picks and gotten a better punter.

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