The Jaguars drafted Bryan Anger, a punter from California. I am ok with this pick.
I remember watching St. Louis play us and my jaw dropped every time Donnie Jones punted. It was a thing of beauty to see. His punts sailed so high and so far, it pinned us back every time. He was a hugh weapon for St. Louis. Donnie Jones is now with the Houston Texans. You will see what I mean when you see him punt.
Now think about our Jaguars. We have a really good defense but our offense sputters. Think about us being on our own 35 yard line and Bryan Anger comes in and nails another punt. They are back at their 20 yard line. Our defense holds and we get the ball back at our 35 and move forward. We get 25 more yards and Scobee comes in and nails a 45 yard field goal. We have a weapon in Bryan Anger that sets up Scobee.
A lot of football games are decided by 3 points or less. If Bryan can flip the field and our defense holds, we can make it hard to even get field goals against us. Bryan Anger is a defensive player. A monster punt has the same effect as a sack. It denies field position. Think about the three points or less margin of victory and ask yourself, can this guy help prevent even one field goal in a game. I think he can.
This was not a bad choice. Bryan Anger is a weapon that we will appreciate and probably give us the margin of victory. No more 14 yard punts and flip off the fans.
I like this choice. I think you will too!
- Terry O’Brien