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Browns fans think Zane Gonzalez will win kicker job, Jabrill Peppers at punt returner

How did Browns fans vote in our polls on special teams?

During our training camp preview on the special teams positions for the Cleveland Browns, we asked three poll questions to fans.

In our kicking game preview, we asked who fans think will win the kicker job between Cody Parkey and Zane Gonzalez. I was stunned by just how lop-sided the results were in favor of Gonzalez, as 95% believe the rookie kicker will win the job. 5% seems pretty low for Parkey, who despite one bad first game in 2016, was a solid kicker for Cleveland. The Browns’ investment in Gonzalez was only a seventh-round pick, so Parkey is still the early favorite to me.

Splitting the 95% vote further, 53% of fans think Gonzalez will win the job without a doubt, and 42% are on the fence. So at least Parkey has that going for him.


Who will win the kicking competition for the Browns?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Cody Parkey, no doubt
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Cody Parkey, but I’m on the fence
    (27 votes)
  • 52%
    Zane Gonzalez, no doubt
    (306 votes)
  • 41%
    Zane Gonzalez, but I’m on the fence
    (243 votes)
580 votes total Vote Now

In our return game preview, we asked about the team’s kick and punt returner spots. At kick return, WR Mario Alford led the way with 45%, followed closely by SS Jabrill Peppers at 34%. Rounding out the votes were RB George Atkinson (9%), WR Ricardo Louis (9%), and Other (2%).


Who will be the Browns’ primary kick returner to begin the year?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    RB George Atkinson
    (40 votes)
  • 9%
    WR Ricardo Louis
    (40 votes)
  • 45%
    WR Mario Alford
    (201 votes)
  • 34%
    SS Jabrill Peppers
    (153 votes)
  • 2%
    (10 votes)
444 votes total Vote Now

At punt return, SS Jabrill Peppers was the overwhelming favorite at 71%. The rest of the votes went to WR Mario Alford (17%), RB Duke Johnson (10%), WR Corey Coleman (2%), and Other (1%).


Who will be the Browns’ primary punt returner to begin the year?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    RB Duke Johnson
    (39 votes)
  • 16%
    WR Mario Alford
    (65 votes)
  • 1%
    WR Corey Coleman
    (6 votes)
  • 71%
    SS Jabrill Peppers
    (280 votes)
  • 0%
    (3 votes)
393 votes total Vote Now

We will continue to recap all poll reactions after each of our training camp positional previews. Next up will be cornerback.