Bullshit. Average is skewed by playing only 1 or 2 games. Total is a fine indicator, especially when the top 8 for clangers league wide are all stars of the comp, chuck in Fyfe, Zerrett, Wines and Cotchin in the top 15 and it's pretty conclusive. Getting a high clanger count probably means you are getting a lot of the ball and going for attacking disposals.
Top 8 for clangers: