posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 07:33 PM
They aren't the glamour positions, for sure, but they are definately important. If they do a horrible job punting the ball, it gives the other team a
much better shot at scoring, so they pretty much have to doa good job. Of course, if the offense does thier job, the point is moot, and the punter
doesn't get on the field.
Punting and place-kicking in the NFL are very specific, skilled positions. There are plenty of kids who try out for these positions, and would like
to make it to the pros. They don't get the huge, overblown salaries, though. But, they make more than enough to get by comfortably on.