Carli Lloyd Field Goal...Reality Check

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    Before I played in college I had an unofficial try-out with the Chargers special teams coach (Wayne Seiver), who also was the Special Teams Coach at Washington while Moseley was playing I believe.

    Rolf Bernirschke was the Charger's kicker then. He could make it during practice from 65 yds almost every time. Rolf Benirschke - Wikipedia
     
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    My coaches liked putting me in at Defensive End in games or Running Back during Thud Drills in practice to run with the ball for the first team Defense.

    My Redshirt season I told our kicker (Mark Buller) to take the guy's head off on a kick-off during one of our games.

    He kicked the ball and the guy runs right up the middle of the field....looks like a massive collision was about to take place....but he runs right past Buller for a TD. All he had to do was reach out and grab him or slow him down but he was just strictly a kicker...afraid of contact.
     
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    Not everyone can be a Garo Yepremian
     
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    This is a picture of Wayne Sevier with Bill Parcells.

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    Before my time.

    They need to bring in some more of the Aussie rules guys as kickers, but most of them make better punters than place kickers.
     
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    They've destroyed kick-offs in the NFL in my opinion.
    Punting was pretty much a coverage game. Tried to get at least a 5 second hang-time and at least 50 yds downfield past the line of scrimmage. You stand 15 yds behind the snapper and maybe kick it 10 yds from the LS, which means your kick has to go 60 yds. Then if it's run back 10 or 15 yds your net is for shit.
    Now just kicking an Aussie punt that's tough to handle will give you a better chance on stopping a run-back.
    The kicking game has changed so much since I played.
     
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    There is an Aussie punter with Seattle

    The guy is awesome. Not just the distance, but what he can make the ball do
     
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    Have you noticed that they kick the ball point straight down now?
    I never tried that.
    I always tried to kick it with the point slightly down and it would come off my foot spinning like a forward pass.
    Now....they like knuckle-balls that spin end over end.
    When you kick the hell out of it....the thing hangs in the air.
    Perhaps this is just to cut down on returns.

    Mark Jesmer was a kicker at San Diego State University.
    He had a heck of a leg...the ball sizzled off of his foot....but his punts were all 70 yds.....like a forward pass...no hang-time.....so he didn't make it in the NFL.
    I was gonna say something...but he acted like he didn't want any advice.

    The guy that followed him was Mike Saxon.....ended up playing for the Cowboys.
    I worked out with him.
    Lots of hang-time.
    Pro-bowl punter.
     
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    I remember back in the days of Ray Guy. It was all hang time and distance

    Then it became about directional punting and getting it inside the 20 without reaching the end zone.

    Now it seems to be make the ball what you want it to do depending on the situation and conditions
     
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    Ray Guy.....
    Selected in the first rd.....

    "At the 1976 Pro Bowl, Guy became the first punter to hit the Louisiana Superdome video screen. Officials raised the screen from 90 feet to 200 feet. The NFC team pulled the ball and had it tested for helium; it was filled with regular air.[citation needed]

    In his 13-year career, Guy:

    • Played in 207 consecutive games
    • Punted 1,049 times for 44,493 yards, averaging 42.4 yards per punt, with a 33.8 net yards average
    • Had 210 punts inside the 20-yard line (not counting his first 3 seasons, when the NFL did not keep track of this stat), with just 128 touchbacks
    • Led the NFL in punting three times
    • Had a streak of 619 consecutive punts before having one blocked
    • Has a record of 111 career punts in post season games
    • Had five punts of over 60 yards during the 1981 season"
     
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