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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dave Zastudil, one of NFL's best punters and fundraising leader




Concern for a solid citizen...

By Boltblogger

August 11, 2010

I've been reading several reports over the past few days about Dave Zastudil and his recovery from off-season surgery. Although the reports have been lacking any substantial info, I have to admit I'm concerned.

From all I've ever heard about the man, Zastudil is one of the classiest folks you'd ever want to meet. He has been instrumental in fundraising activities in his home town of Bay Village. I took in his recent kicking camp at Bay High as he and Phil Dawson provided positive, yet honest one-on-one instruction. Proceeds from that camp went to Rise Above It Foundation. For more info on that, please go to RAI Benefit | Rise Above It | Help Fight Cancer!.

When healthy, Zastudil is one of the best punters in the NFL. In my opinion, he is Pro Bowl material. The Browns are a better team with him than without him. Hodges is alright, and the team would survive. But Zastudil could be a difference maker for a team forging ahead toward break-even. A deep boomer here, a coffin corner boot there could mean an extra win somewhere along the line in 2010-11.

Here's hoping all will soon be well for one of our native sons.

We need him.

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