Bradley Pinion Pins Down Offenses

June 28th, 2021

Kickoff specialist Bradley Pinion.

Holy s(p)it! Joe’s writing about a punter? Really? Well, not exactly.

Look, we all know that in the NFL, every little bit of an edge adds up to wins. If a team has a bunch of advantages, it increases the chances it will win. Across the board.

So perhaps for the first time in recent memory, Joe is writing about the man who boots kickoffs. Yes, Bradley Pinion, otherwise known as the Bucs’ punter.

From NextGen Stats numbers, no other kickoff specialist puts the ball into the end zone better than Pinion.

And rarely does a kickoff in the end zone result in a big kick return. Advantage: Bucs defense. It is tough for any offense to go 75 yards (unless you are Tyrod Taylor facing a Mike Smith defense, then it looks like a snap).

And if the defense keeps an offense pinned back, it sets up the offense — you get the drill.

So Joe brings you Pinion’s stellar kickoff stats. Joe hopes this may be the last time he types Pinion’s name until next spring.

17 Responses to “Bradley Pinion Pins Down Offenses”

  1. Slugglife Says:

    Nothing wrong with talking punters, kickers and special teams. Hell , the long snapper better do his job or he gets and article written about him, right?

    Plenty of articles were written about Aguayo. Pinion regularly pins down offenses . Who doesn’t love a punt being downed inside the 10?

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    He’s also our kick holder. And does a terrific job at that too. Very happy to have him on our team.

  3. Slugglife Says:

    Sounds like he frees up one or two roster spots for depth.

  4. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Joe there is nothing wrong at all talking ST. This is Tampa Bay! We have seen it all when it comes to ST. I think all Bucs fans can agree ST is a huge part of the Bucs success or lack there of.

  5. Joe Says:

    Nothing wrong with talking punters, kickers and special teams.

    Joe there is nothing wrong at all talking ST.

    So long as your business does not require an audience for your revenue.

  6. Jerry R Jones Says:

    Anything is better than a Brady moniker.

  7. SB Says:

    Ain’t it funny that Matt Gay is one of the better Kickers in the NFL now!
    No not really.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Pinion is always at the very top of the league with touchbacks. and that’s a good thing because our coverage stinks…..

  9. rrsrq Says:

    Got my attention

  10. Stanglassman Says:

    Most of the fatigue that kickers get late in the season is due to kick offs. This not only keeps the kicker focused on FGs taking that completely different swing off his plate. It also avoids any slumps and and helps them stay injury free.

    Ask any golfer if his game would be better if he only had to focus on his short game. Never ask to use his driver.

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    SB. Matt Gay had a great 2nd half of the season. He finally figured out that new approach & swing. He’s going to be a very good kicker in this league for a long time. With the Bucs recent kicker history it was difficult for them to stick with him. Lots of other teams would have stuck it out. See Steelers.

  12. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Good thing he is at 93%. They Bucs set an NFL return for worst KO return avg last year.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Punters matter.

    A lot.

  14. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Bradley “Rack &” Pinion has been a solid if not somewhat under the radar signing by Let There Be Licht. I’m somewhat curious to see if he gets a chance at a 60+ yard FG attempt in 2021 as he has been deemed the long range kicker by BA.

  15. Stanglassman Says:

    Ryan Succup or Pinion range is 60 yards? I didn’t even know Pinion kicked FG.

  16. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Field position matters. It follows that ST matter, a hell of a lot. Punting and kicking is also a genuine skill that most can’t do.

    Give ST some love. They earn it.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    SB I was thinking the same thing