RTC: Bryan Anger in slight slump

October, 31, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bryan Anger is dealing with a bit of a sophomore slump.

Expectations are always going to be high for the Jaguars' punter because he was drafted in the third round, but his numbers this season are down slightly from his rookie year in 2012. His punting average (46.8) is down a yard from last season and his net average has been less than 40 yards in each of the last two games, writes Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

"It's been a little bit of a slow start," Anger said. "I've had some inconsistent games. I'm not quite 100 percent where I want to be. I've just been ironing some things out."

One area in which he will try to improve is field position. Though he has put 12 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line, only three have pinned opponents inside their 10.

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