Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 10/2/12
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Through four games, the Cardinals have yet to unleash their vaunted return game. But special teams coach Kevin Spencer has no complaints with the performance of his punter and kicker. Dave Zastudil ranks just 12th in the league in yards per punt (47.5), but he is seventh in net yards per punt (42.9), a far more important stat. Hes also fifth in punts downed inside the 20-yard line (nine) and he has the third-longest punt in the NFL this season, a 68-yarder he boomed Sunday that Michael Adams downed at the Miami 5-yard line. How good was Zastudil on Sunday? Of his nine punts, only two were returned for a total of 27 yards (a 3-yard average per punt). Zastudil had average numbers in 2011 after the Cardinals brought him in to replace Ben Graham. But Spencer played a hunch that better days were coming. David was kind of in an unfair situation last season when we brought him in, Spencer said. Hed been out of football for a year and a half -- maybe close to two. He had...
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