Inside The Bills

Lindell kickoffs helping too

Posted by Chris Brown on October 28, 2009 – 9:43 am

In today’s top story on we took a look at how special teams has had a sharp spike in production the last two weeks, not coincidentally two Buffalo wins. One additional note that should be mentioned with the improvements is Rian Lindell’s kickoffs.

As Lindell has gotten older his kickoffs have gotten better. The most touchbacks on kickoffs that Lindell has ever had in a season is 10, which he accomplished last season.

Lindell has five already this season through seven games, including three in the last two games. He’s on pace to better his best single season touchback total. More importantly it’s helping to keep the kick return average of Buffalo’s opponents down.

“He’s got five touchbacks and the most he’s ever had is 10,” said Bobby April. “We’re close to the midway point and if he keeps going he’ll be in good shape. His touchbacks have improved. As he’s getting older he’s getting more (of them). He’s kicking better too with pretty decent hang.”

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