Jon Ryan put the boots to Derek Taylor’s CFL punter rankings.
Taylor, the Riders’ radio play-by-play man, tweeted out his list of the top ten punters in the league based on his excellent data-gathering.
Yep I’m the 9th best punter in the CFL. I wish you would commentate on what you see on the field and not on your personal stat book.
— Jon Ryan (@JonRyan9) September 10, 2019
But Ryan feels Taylor needs to assess more with his eyes and less with his stat sheet. He leads the league with a 50.6 average, but averages just a 34.5 net yards per punt. The veteran has also booted for nine singles, the highest number in the CFL.
Former team play-by-play man Rod Pedersen provided his take on the situation. Pedersen called green and white games for 20 years on CKRM.
— The Rod Pedersen Show (@RodPedersenShow) September 10, 2019
The 37-year-old inked a one-year deal worth approximately $100,000 including incentives. The Riders paid for a local star who has a proven pedigree as a punter on both sides of the border.
Let’s have a punt-off at Mosaic Stadium to determine the winner between Taylor and Ryan. Heck — let Pedersen join in, too.