Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Doomsday101, Apr 16, 2013.
yeah. This guy has been a youtube sensation with trick kicks.
Guess we'll see if he can do it for real.
Also, didn't Detroit sign David Akers?
He seems to have great accuracy to be able to put the ball in a basketball hope behind the goal post as well as hitting moving objects. I would not see a reason he could not translate that into a career as a FG kicker. Maybe the pressure of it. It will be interesting to see if he can
He's taking a lot of steps too.
That and the pressure--which is one of the biggest challenges of the postion.
But he sure looks talented. I'd be cool to see him make it.
Good point, he has to cut the steps to 2
That guy could definitely make a team as a KO specialist if nothing else.
The timing aspect and pressure will be the two big things. Not that it is easy to do any of the things he did, but it is easier when you have time to line it up, take your time and kick. When you have the snap,hold and kick all happen within 2 seconds and players rushing you, it's a different ball game. Same with how different the weather can be. Some stadiums have basically frozen fields, seattle has rain constantly, some have swirling winds. It's not easy to be an NFL kicker.
I would assume that they worked him out under game-type conditions before signing him? Even if it is a measly 500k or something like that I can't imagine a team spending money on a player without at least working him out.
Well I don't believe they can simulate game situations in a work out, I don't know the rules about that 100%.
But you can easily sign this guy to a contract with no guaranteed money and cut him at any point without losing much/if any. Just like teams do for training camp every year. They signed another kicker in FA already. So to me, this screams 'Give him a shot, if he can't perform at TC, cut him"
Exactly. Couldn't imagine it is much of a risk for the Lions either way. If anything I say good for them for trying to bring in comp at that spot.
I saw that video months ago. Awesome stuff.
I'm sure a lot of the kickers in the NFL can do the same stuff. It's a lot different kicking when 80k people are cheering in your ear and the game, and all the big dudes on the sidelines are counting on you.