01 Nov 2007
So what is it that kickers do for the fifty-nine minutes they are not on the field? Michael Lewis interviews Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri to find out. More news at 11! Actually, Lewis does a great job of putting the high-pressure world of an NFL kicker on display, and gets interesting answers out of Vinatieri on the idea of kicking under pressure. It's one of the more thoughtful player profiles we'll see in the run-up to Colts-Pats. (Free NYT registration required)
14 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2007, 10:31am by MRH
After three NFL seasons of kicking off from the 35-yard line, what has been the impact on touchbacks, returns, field position, scoring and injuries? Also, is this rule responsible for a record number of big comebacks?