ZorntoLargent wrote: Nunya wrote:
Dickson is a very good punter, but he has one of the most unorthodox form. He always looks like he is trying a chip shot....even if he is one his own 20 yard line. He often has very little leg extension or elevation. Not complaining...if it works, it works.
Compare his form to another great punter, Ray Guy:
I don't think form is a good comparison at all.
I punted in HS. Jeff West of the Seahawks was my coach.
I could at the time punt further than Jeff West. What I couldn't do was keep the ball in the air longer than him.
I think the leg extension has to do with hanging that thing up there forever?
Dickson doesn't look like the ball rolls off of his foot like Jeff taught me. It looks as if his foot punches the ball so to speak.
It's definitely different, and as you said, whatever works.
I think the pic comps say they don't compare but that's ok.
There was only one Ray Guy and most of us in Seattle before
the Hawks saw him plenty,as his pic shows I never saw a
punter with that extreme of leg extended.
The only other punter I think that compares with Guy is Reggie
Roby,That is not a slight at our punter at all.I hope MD has
many great years and makes the HOF,if I remember there is
only one punter in it now.