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Don’t freak out just yet — kickers are basically automatic from the new distance as well. We try and make sense of the change, after the jump…
You know about Havard Rugland — the Norwegian dude who became famous on YouTube by kicking footballs from the beach into the ocean. Oh, and also through some goalposts from rather difficult distances. The video has more than 2.7 million views since he uploaded it in Sept., and now the Lions have signed him to compete with David Akers. By Thor’s hammer, let the competition begin!
“What Do You Need Water For, Sunshine?!” Ohio State Coach Yells At Kicker For Taking A Water Break During Stretching
On Tuesday, the Ohio State football team went through its first spring practice. We suspect that some guys aren’t in tip top shape due to the two-month layoff, and this does not make special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs very happy. So when he saw a kicker taking a water break during a team stretching exercise, he went all coach-speak-yelling on him.
Lauren Silberman, who over the weekend became the first female to try out for the NFL at a regional combine, probably doesn’t have a future as an NFL kicker.
Crazy Uncle Skip is at it again, everyone. Today, Bayless stood up for an issue he truly believes in, one that if implemented, would vastly improve the NFL for the better. Well, we’re all ears Skip, so please tell us your idea is something different than abolishing the kicker from the NFL. Oh, it’s not? Of course not.
During the Texans’ Monday night blowout loss to the New England Patriots, punter Donnie Jones injured his leg while trying to tackle Wes Welker. That a punter was injured while trying to do an athletic thing isn’t anything new. Jones, conciliatory reaction, however, well that’s a new one.
Another week, another punch to the stomach for the Dallas Cowboys and their fans. After last week’s debacle in which Jason Garrett iced his own kicker, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took it upon himself to do Garrett’s job for him this week.
Alan Moore is 61 years old. When you get to be that age, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a lot, and Moore has: he’s a Vietnam veteran, for one thing. But even after having children, and then having grandchildren, there was something he hadn’t seen for himself: the college life. And he had the itch for it. Oh, and he also had the itch to play football while doing it.