Punt? Why bother for Morstead as Saints set scoring records? (1 Viewer)

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Saints punter Thomas Morstead isn't about to complain about what could be a record lack of opportunities to perform this season. He's having fun watching from the sidelines as Drew Brees and Co. threaten to score the most points in a season in NFL history.

Morstead says the main challenge is staying sharp and ready. And because he serves as his own agent, he's also keenly aware he's getting paid more per punt, which only increases pressure to strike the ball with the right power and precision whenever New Orleans does need him to come through.

''You sharpen your sword by continually being tested, and when you don't get opportunities to get tested, it's hard to keep your sword sharp,'' says Morstead, who has punted just 24 times in 11 games. The record for fewest punts in a season is 34 by 1990 the Houston Oilers, known for their prolific run-and-shoot offense.

Morstead calls punting so infrequently ''a major challenge.''

''I'm just always staying ready, being patient,'' Morstead says. ''I'm not rooting to punt a lot. It's good that we're scoring and it's been a lot of fun to be a part of this team.'' ...

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