Originally posted by BobS:
If you think about it a kicker needs the least amount of physical and mental attributes of any position of any player on a football team. Being a kicker does not require height, speed, size, good hands, or football smarts. I believe if a team can't find a suitable kicker they aren't looking hard enough.
I was only busting balls because of how you worded it. I don't disagree, I think it will be relatively easy for the Niners to find a replacement.
But they definitely need mental toughness, that's arguably more than half the battle when it comes to kicking--keeping a level head and clear conscious.
I also think that unless someone particularly impresses them in the draft that they may be wise to do their homework on free agent kickers. Sure, there's a big influx of rookie/undrafted kickers that did very well last year but that could be an anomaly and shouldn't be accepted as the standard.