01-01-2009, 11:39 AM #41Jersey Retired
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
Re: Minnesota Vikings sign former Wisconsin kicker to contract
Im wondering why people think Longwell has a problem?
If you watch anymore football you will see there really aren't that many touchbacks
He does get the ball to the endzone or 5 yard like quite a bit
And more times then not we stop them around the 20.. Basically the same as a touchback
One of the reasons for that, according to himself, is changed exercise methods. But I think also, the presence of a camp leg is important.
I'd rather have a young kicker at the point where he can't handle the KO duties. That is the way this is. I'm not a fan of having more specialist on the 45.
The only other solution is having a punter that can also kick off. Like Koenen in Atlanta.
Thanks to PPE for the sig.