Originally posted by andes14:
Not true. The average team attempts about 30 field goals per year. That would mean for it to have a 1% chance of happening, that it happens once every 3+ years which seems pretty fair to me. Don't forget we did it in BACK to BACK weeks in '09. Kicks being blocked and returned for 6 is not exactly tantamount to catching lightning in a bottle.
I know Akers has had at least a couple kicks blocked this year. Now, fortunately none were returned for touchdowns, but when a kick IS blocked, there is always a very real chance of that. A DB picks it up and the only people near him would be the holder and the kicker, neither of which are exactly gonna be very likely to make a tackle.
A lot of ifs, rarely does a db that blocks it also picks it and returns it, usually there are others on alert, because you will hear it blocked or the holder will yell out a word that lets the others know the kick was blocked. Plus the ball has to bounce the right way. Another thing very rarely is it a clean block where the ball goes bacwards past the kicker. If you are so scared, then why kick a field goal at all?
It seems to me you don't want to know the answer, but an afirmation of your beliefs and what others to approve of your beliefs.