I've read about him having terrible pain from calcium buildup in his leg, something he has dealt with for a long time, but something that is also getting worse and worse with age. I've also noticed for the past couple of seasons that he doesn't have much left in the tank on kickoffs and has kicked quite a few balls out of bounds for penalties. I believe he did it last year against Minnesota and against Indy, but someone can fact check me on that.
Anyhow, with the facts on the table, it seems like we've got to be looking for a new guy. I know Nedney is a stud on FGs under fifty yards, but his decreasing power is cause for concern. Being able to have opposing offenses start consistently at their twenty as opposed to their thirty and thirty-five would be nice, I think we can all agree on that.
If anyone is following kicker battles in the preseason, Kris Brown and Neil Rackers are going at it in Houston. I'm not sure who is going to win that battle, but I firmly believe that if Rackers is cut, we should sign him immediately. That guy is a stud and I believe he only missed one FG last season. Would anyone be opposed to this? I know a lot of fans have loyalty to players who have been around, but our kicking game is definitely in need of improvement.