Bucs Lead NFL In Field Goal Attempts From 40+December 4th, 2012
Joe’s not a big stats guy, and Joe’s idea of fantasy football only involves Rachel Watson and assorted other cheerleading icons. However, Joe does consume statistical data is always happy to share something interesting.
Today, Joe learned that the Bucs lead the NFL this season in field goal attempts from 40 yards or longer. They’ve attempted 19 and kicker Connor Barth has nailed a stunning 90 percent from 40-49 yards, and a strong 67 percent (6-of-9) from 50+ yards.
So what the hell does this say about the Bucs’ offense and playcalling?
Well, that’s what makes the stat rather interesting. There is no clear answer and opinions can vary widly. The only sure take is that Barth is worth the fat contract the Bucs dropped on him this offseason.