How bad has the Arizona Cardinals punting unit been in the Bruce Arians era? The best newcomer in the 2017 season has been the punter.
Haason Reddick has been good, but has faded after an outstanding opening game. Budda Baker, through four games, has played only 16 snaps and Chad Williams has played only 23 snaps.
That’s why, after four games, the Arizona Cardinals best newcomer is Andy Lee.
Andy Lee was one of the last additions to the original 2017 Arizona Cardinals roster, but he was brought in for a specific reason. To change the effectiveness of the punting game.
It has been a welcomed change so far through four games of the season.
Lee ranks 11th in average punt distance in 2017. The last time the Cardinals had a punter inside the top 29 of net average was 2013 and that was 15th. While Lee hasn’t changed the net punting average as drastically, he has given the Cardinals the opportunity to make plays later on.
It definitely is not sexy, but if you have paid any attention to the Cardinals in 2017, there is not much sexy about this season.