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Punter Power Rankings: Is Sam Martin of the Detroit Lions the best in the NFL?

Here at cover32 we dig quarterback power rankings as much anybody, but sometimes it feels like many fans focus too much on just the one position. At any given time there are 22 grown men running around on the field and all of them are important even if they play an unglamorous position. The least glamorous of all may be punter; where nobody even knows you exist until you screw up...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing is as it seems: Lions, Dolphins can't get enough fake punts

Sam Martin of the Detroit Lions is one of the best punters in the NFL, with a 47.6-yard average on his 37 punts coming into Week 10, but early on in Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins, Lions coach Jim Caldwell seemed just as content having Martin throw the ball as he did having him kick it. On the game's opening drive, Detroit faced a 4th-and-6 from its own 45-yard line and...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions Own the Ugliest (Yet Effective) Pass of the Day

Mathew Stafford is not a perfect quarterback by any means, but it is not often that his passes are flat out called ugly. However, the Lions punter Sam Martin? He throws worse than a fat guy on a diet working in a chocolate bar factory.To be fair--it worked and since you don't get points for style the Lions will take it.via Bleacher ReportRead more »
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Convert A 4th Down On An Extremely Casual Fake Punt

In a move that was as awesome as it was surprising, the Detroit Lions ran a perfect fake punt in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. With a 4th and 6 from Detroit’s 45 yard line, punter Sam Martin casually took the ball and casually flicked it to a wide-open Jed Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Detroit Lions pull off masterful fake punt

It’s still early in Sunday’s matchup between the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins at Ford Field, but it’s obvious the Lions intend on pulling out all the stops to escape victorious. Faced with a fourth down just under five minutes into the game, the Lions sent out their special teams unit for what appeared to be a conventional punt. But as punter Sam Martin fielded the punt...
Via The Sports Daily
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Detroit Lions Holder Sam Martin is Overjoyed New Kicker Matt Prater Made a Kick

The Detroit Lions are a good team, but they have one massive problem so far this season--they can't seem to kick a field goal to save their collective lives. Six weeks in to the season the team is working on it's third placekicker, former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater.Sure enough, his first kick was a miss--but not his second, a 52-yarder.@LIONS/TwitterRead more »
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions kicker Sam Martin not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin Mayhew made the Detroit Lions better, but by how much?

The Detroit Lions 2014 NFL draft is getting mixed views from the so called experts around the country and it is certainly the most important and will be the most scrutinized draft of general manager Martin Mayhew’s career. Tight end Eric Ebron was the 10th overall pick and the Lions made a trade up to secure outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy which upgraded the Lions linebacking core...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Martin Mayhew possibly equal the success of the 2013 NFL Draft?

Martin Mayhew has been around the Detroit Lions long enough to have seem some good and bad days. Without a doubt though, his high point was the 2013 draft. Top to bottom, the Lions got good value out of a draft that at first glance raised some eyebrows. 2013 was Mayhew’s fifth as the Lions general manager. He had served as assistant general manager to Matt Millen before that, so...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions punter tries to make tackle, hilarity ensues

Can this tackle attempt from Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin on Minnesota Vikings return man Marcus Sherels even be considered a tackle attempt?
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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