Originally posted by WookieOftheYear:
Mike Sando, ESPN.com @espn_nfcwest
David Akers' FGs.
Inside 40: 31-32 last yr, 12-13 this yr.
40-49 yards: 6-11 last yr, 6-10 this yr.
50+ yards: 7-9 last yr, 1-4 this yr.
needs more kicks.
Thanks, Wookie, for these surprising stats. Perhaps our perception of Akers' performance is skewed by his fewer attempts. But his accuracy over 50 yards is dreadful. That opening game 63-yarder screwed up his mechanics. He hasn't made a long one since. If he stays with the team, the coaches may be forced to punt or go for a first down when the FG attempt would be 50-62 yards.