SEC FAN wrote:
razor150 wrote:Pretty cool, but can he do it with somebody running straight at him or when the game is on the line?
Yeah you never know. It is a highlight reel. I'm no kicker aficionado but I did some kicking back in the day. He does get good lift on his longer kicks which is the biggest thing. A good amount of kickers can kick from long range if they line drive it, but the key is not to get the ball batted down at the line of scrimmage or take to long in the approach. He seems to have a reasonably short approach (40 yards and less), his longer kicks he seems to take a longer approach but he does get good lift. Bonus: it looks like he can punt it 60 yards over the uprights.
As far as if he can do this in game situation, I think it is more likely that he could than could not. Kicking in games is a huge mental stress that affects your kick more than your physical abilities.
The guy, in one continuous shot, hits 60, 50, 40 yard field goals that are almost identical to each other in placement and lift. You have this guy doing formal practices for 2-3 weeks and he's hitting 50 yarders in games pretty consistently, I bet.
Just got to get him focusing on kicking and doing what he knows he can do, rather than worrying about 300 pound beasts running at him and you have a ballin kicker.