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Yotter: A stats-based, detached look at Kluwe

Chris Kluwe (Kelley L. Cox/USA Today)

No doubt the opinionated ways of punter Chris Kluwe didn't help his employment status, but if the Vikings really did release him for "football reasons," what do the numbers and rankings say about his performance and his replacement? You might be surprised.

Is it possible to punt all the controversial noise on the Vikings' decision to cut Chris Kluwe and look at what the numbers say? Putting his outspoken ways aside, what do the numbers say about the job Kluwe did on the field? After all, while Kluwe's very public promotion of his views may have become a distraction for him and the team at times, NFL franchises have been known to put up with far...

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