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Moorman booming them

Posted by Chris Brown on July 22, 2014 – 9:43 am

Brian Moorman is still booming punts here Tuesday an at this point I outperforming rookie Jake Dombrowski.

Moorman has shown he’s more consistent mixing distance and hang time together. With the punters being asked to flip the field position on long punts today Moorman was consistently kicking 50 yards plus with hang times around five seconds.

His three best punts of the special teams segment were as follows. Hang times are unofficial.

55 yards – 4.9 seconds
55 yards – 5.11
60 yards – 5.19

Dombrowski’s best kick was a 50 yarder with a 5.25 hang time.

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Moorman, Dombrowski hanging punts

Posted by Chris Brown on June 5, 2014 – 3:28 pm

The punter competition continued at OTAs on Thursday. Both Brian Moorman and rookie Jake Dombrowski were working on hang time, distance and directional punting in practice. Both punters had a moonshot in their series of kicks Thursday.

Moorman’s best kick was a 67-yard effort that bounced out of bounds at the opponent’s six-yard line. It had an unofficial hang time of 4.63.

Dombrowski had the longest kick of the day booting a 70-yarder that had an impressive unofficial hang time of 5.42 seconds.

Where Moorman is still ahead of the game is directional punting and the veteran was on in Thursday’s practice. Moorman put three of his kicks out at the five, eight and one-yard line. The best was his last. One of Buffalo’s gunners ran down the field to keep the ball from reaching the end zone for a touchback, but Moorman’s Aussie style punt bounced sideways parallel to the plane of the goal line and out of bounds at the one.

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Punter update

Posted by Chris Brown on May 29, 2014 – 9:19 am

The Bills brought in a rookie punter in Jake Dombrowski to compete with veteran stalwart Brian Moorman. Here’s how the first day of punting went at OTAs.

During a punt team segment both punters got the opportunity to kick rotating in and out. Moorman went first in the rotation and got off to a good start. His longest kick covered 62 yards. His best unofficial hang time was 4.91.

Dombrowski looked a bit nervous at the start, but settled down as the segment wore on. Two of his better hang times came at the end with his best an unofficial 4.93.

We’ll keep you posted here at as OTAs move along.

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Last note from rookie minicamp

Posted by Chris Brown on May 20, 2014 – 11:21 am

One last note from Bills rookie minicamp dealt with rookie punter Jake Dombrowski. The Harvard grad didn’t get a lot of opportunities to kick through the course of the three days, but did on the final day Monday. The report coming in was he is a great hang time punter and he didn’t disappoint.

Kicking 50-yarders consistently, Dombrowski was also maintaining a very unofficial (my watch) hang time in the five second range, which is very good. Here were the unofficial hang times on his last four kicks Monday, all of which were in the distance range of 50 yards.

4.99 seconds
5.06 seconds
5.26 seconds
4.91 seconds

Those numbers are pretty solid. Of course beating a veteran the stature of Brian Moorman out for a job is another matter. We’ll see what happens at training camp.

Here’s a look at Dombrowski just last month at the renowned Kohl’s Kicking Camp run by Jamie Kohl, who has dozens on prospective high school, college and pro kickers and punters come through his camps. Dombrowski and Raiders kicker Marquette King put up some boomers.

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Bills add competition for Moorman

Posted by Chris Brown on April 9, 2014 – 1:51 pm

The Bills continue to tinker with their offseason roster as they signed P Jake Dombrowski Wednesday. The Harvard product has spent time with a couple of NFL clubs over the past year or so,  including Jacksonville, since graduating from Harvard in 2012. It’s competition now for veteran punter Brian Moorman, who re-signed early in the offseason.

Moorman had a good season for Buffalo in his return to the team, but it’s clear that the personnel department believes that competition brings out the best in everyone on the roster. Dombrowski had a solid college career and has certainly shown he can hit the long ball. Hang time and directional kicking will be something to look for when spring OTAs open up.


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