Smith Makes Most of 'Punt-Fest'
One of the most active members of the Washington Redskins during Thursday night's 23-0 preseason loss to the Baltimore Ravens was punter Hunter Smith, who kicked nine times in the shutout loss.
Smith, who spent the previous 10 years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts, equaled his output from all of last preseason with the nine punts and admitted he was "a little tired."
"It's kind of nice, actually, a game like tonight," said Smith." It won't be like this in the regular season, but a game like tonight where you punt nine times you're in the rhythm of the game and you're always in and you kind of get used to it. In Indianapolis I never got used to it."
Smith went out of his way to not criticize a Redskins offense that managed just 196 net yards, 11 first downs and was 1-for-11 on third downs. Asked if he was surprised to go out to punt that many times, Smith stayed - as Redskins Coach Jim Zorn would say - "medium."
"Yes and no," said Smith, who averaged 45.2 yards (37.1 net) per punt in the game. "You always are prepared for preseason games to be punt-fests. You don't expect it to be but if it does become that, sometimes they just do. And teams out there are working their kinks out and sometimes that means punting."
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