Originally posted by krizay: I've been thinking this for years. I remember going to a WVU game when Jay Taylor did both and was great at both. I for the life of me can't uderstand why NFL caliber kickers can't do both. Not saying we should only have one guy to do both. But they should be able to do both.
One of the problems though is the punter is usually the holder. Which again I hate. It should be someone you can use on trick plays to give you options on occasion.
Yeah it's always been a mystery to me too. Imagine the extra roster spot!
What happens if the guy gets hurt during the game? Then no kicker or punter?
Shouldn't they back up each other? If one goes down, the kicker can pick up the punting and vice versa?
like other posters said its becuase theres an art to it. so they get players who specialized in it. still...begs teh question. with so much time in teh offseason and even training camp why one pick the other up?
I think possibly their kicking leg would get worn out after a while. Playing for the 49ers you automatically average 10 punts a game (oooohhhhh) plus we usually kick 3 FG's. That's a lot of kicking. Just get one guy that's great at punting and one guy that's great at FG's.
I was just kidding about the 49ers bash. In the past we would punt 10 times a game but it seems more like 6 now.
Originally posted by Schulzy: Just another example of how 75% of webzoners have never played a down of football.
actually i did play high school football but i'm sorry i'm not the kicking expert you are.
I was just curious as to why he doesn't. Do you really think he would be worse than the schmidt's of the world? I was hoping someone might have a good reason, but half the responses were like this, worthless.
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