Often thought of as one of the worst athletes on a football field, the punters of the National Football League today have changed that perception quite a bit. The size of punters has increased dramatically over the years and the very style in which they ply their trade has changed drastically as well.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a battle on their hands for the position this summer as training camp opens on Friday.
In one corner you have second-year punter Drew Butler who was the Steelers regular punter all of last season as a rookie. Butler ranked 26th in the league last year with an average of 43.8 yards per kick. He was tied for 18th in the NFL in punts placed inside the 20 yard line with 26. Opponents returned Butler’s punt for an average of about 10 yards per return which ranked him in the middle of the pack.
In the other corner is veteran Brian Moorman who punted for Buffalo and Dallas last season. His career average is 44.0 yards per punt. Moorman finished last year averaging...