I realize the writer of this blurb tried to make a point about the high frequency of punts for the Rams last season, but it is factually inaccurate. The center on a football team touches the ball on every play. The long snapper touches the ball more than the punter, as he snaps on punts, field goals and extra points.
Best Rams Player St. Louis 2010 - Donnie Jones
Q: Who is Donnie Jones? A: He's the St. Louis Rams player who touched the ball more than anyone on the team last year, excluding the quarterback and running back. Yep, as punter for the Rams, Jones had a busy '09 kicking the ball 90 times (roughly six times per game) for the hopeless 1-15 squad. Along the way, Jones put up some pretty impressive numbers, averaging 46.8 yards per kick, placing more than 30 percent of his punts inside the twenty-yard line and moving the ball 2.3 miles down field (4,212 yards). Here's hoping 2010 won't be quite such a productive season for the Rams punter.