And it likely won’t change this season
However, he just doesn’t get the chance to do his job much, which, of course is a great thing. As pointed out by NFL analyst Warren Sharp in the below tweet, the Raiders are tied for the third lowest percentage of drive that ended in punts the past two seasons.
the team with the LOWEST percentage of drives ending in punts the last two years…
just drafted the punt god
fewest % of drives ending in punts 2020-2021:
26% – Bills <<
28% – Chiefs
30% – Packers, Raiders
31% – Titans, Cardinals, Colts, Chargers, Cowboys, Bucs
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) April 30, 2022
Cole has punted a total of 108 times (44 in 2020 and 64 in 2021) the past two seasons combined. It likely won’t change much in the first season under new coach, offensive guru Josh McDaniels. If you look at Sharp’s tweet, the Raiders are tied for the third with the Green Bay Packers. of course, Davante Adams was a big reason why the Packers didn’t punt much.
Now, he will have a that affect on Las Vegas. Sorry, A.J.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Mark’s hoops dream: The Athletic looks at Raiders’ owner Mark Davis’ influence on his WNBA team, the Las Vegas Aces.
- 2022 lineup projection: Bleacher Reports predicts the Raiders’ starting lineup this season.
- High expectations: Bleacher Report has the Raiders ranked at No. 12 in its post-draft NFL power rankings.
- Nice honor: Raiders’ tight end Darren Waller was honored by Pop Warner for being an inspiration to youth.