This will be a big change for the Browns this season as the one area that has been the most consistent since the Browns returned in 1999 has been the specialists. Phil Dawson had been the kicker since 1999 and the Browns punting situation has consistently been one of the team's stronger areas with the likes of Chris Gardocki, Dave Zastudil and Reggie Hodges manning the duties...
Last week: 22 (-6)
Net points per drive: -0.19 (22nd)
DVOA: -7.9% (22nd)
Weighted DVOA: -8.7% (22nd)
Tier 7: Terrible
LG Daryn Colledge: Did not allow a pressure on 55 pass block snaps
RG Adam Snyder: Did not allow a pressure on 55 pass block snaps, 1 penalty
CB Patrick Peterson: Did not allow a catch on 2 attempts, 1 interception, 4 solo tackles, 2 stops, 4 punt...
The inadvertent whistle in the Panthers-Redskins game turned undue attention to the officials in Week 9, and three more controversial situations occurred in which the judgment on the field also came into question.
The Game: Miami at Indianapolis
The Situation: The Dolphins had the ball, second-and-1, on their own 30 with 5:26 remaining in the game. Indianapolis led, 23-20.
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 Arizona Cardinals are happily off to a 1-0 start following their 20-16 triumph over their NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. Let's take a look at how the Red Birds graded out in all three categories:
This grade would have been worse if not for the fourth quarter heroics of reserve quarterback Kevin Kolb. Kolb saved the day after John Skelton...
Dave Zastudil will return as the Cardinals punter in 2012 after agreeing to terms on a two-year contract.Zastudil (6-3, 220) joined the Cardinals last August and averaged 45.2 yards on 87 punts. The 10-year veteran downed 24 punts inside the 20-yard line and had a net punting average of 37.5 yards.He played four seasons with Baltimore after being drafted out of Ohio in the fourth...
I figured I’d end the week on a happier note than some of the other categories. No better way to do that than with some love for Phil Dawson.
Punter probably couldn’t have been much closer. The Browns have undoubtedly had some pretty good (and oft-used) punters since 1999. Dave Zastudil probably got the nod because he is also a local boy. Gardocki will forever be known...
QB Kevin Kolb suffered concussion symptoms after taking a knee to the head, P Dave Zastudil is playing with a torn right biceps muscle and more inside.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It was the kind of play that had defined Kevin Kolbs 1-6 start as the Cardinals starting quarterback. It was the kind of play he couldnt let define his return from a foot injury.
With Arizona driving, Kolb was flushed from the pocket and started to run when he saw tight end Rob Housler flash open over the middle near the Dallas 5-yard line.
Kolbs low pass never...
GLENDALE, Ariz. It was the kind of play that had defined Kevin Kolbs 1-6 start as the Cardinals' quarterback. It was the kind of play he couldnt let define his return from a foot injury.
With Arizona driving Sunday against Dallas, Kolb was flushed from the pocket and started to run when he saw tight end Rob Housler flash open over the middle near the Dallas 5-yard line.