Saturday, August 18, 2007


Incumbent punter Dirk Johnson just doesn't have the power and the upside of Sav Rocca, the Australian Rules Football import who has made stunning progress and seems to have the inside track on the punter-holder job. Rocca is performing well enough to play in the NFL. If the Eagles make him their guy, they might even be able to get a late-round draft pick for Johnson. It only takes interest from a few teams to leverage a deal for a front line player. You can't tell me there aren't at least a couple of teams with punting issues. Chances are the runner-up simply will be cut. But the odds are that Johnson and Rocca both will punt in the NFL this year.


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