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Postby matmat » Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:30 am

Has anyone ever seen or made a histogram that plotted the # of punt/kick returns as a function of yardage? I have this funny feeling that this would be an exponential distribution function, but never actually tried it.
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Postby Arlo » Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:14 am

Interesting question. Without having any data to support this, I'd guess that the distribution wouldn't be quite exponential. 90+ yard kickoff returns might turn out to be a bit more common than, say, 70-79 yard returns; once you're through, you're usually through, and only rarely are returners stopped 10 or 20 yards before the end zone.

Just a guess, though. Feel like running some numbers? :-)
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