Originally posted by VA49er:
That was my knee-jerk reaction as well. But the question was sorta phrased to eliminate Wersching, "on pure kicking ability." Remember, Ray Wersching wasn't particularly long-legged. His primary attribute was the fact that he rarely missed inside of 35 (remember kickers used to be a lot more flaky, so that's not as pathetic as it may now sound) but outside of 35 his accuracy dropped off rapidly. Wersching was about consistency, not range.
Akers is simply an entirely different animal, and "on pure kicking ability" is orders of magnitude beyond anything Wersching was capable of doing. Akers is sporting Wersching-like consistency from 45+! As fond of Ray Wersching as I am, I've got to admit that he's simply not in the same zip code as Akers--at least not on "pure kicking ability."
Edit: and while we're on the subject of crappy kickers, may as well give Mike "the Hooker" Cofer a nod. You still suck, Cofer!!!
[ Edited by BubbaParisMVP on Nov 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM ]