Great Hands, A Foot, And Did You See That?!

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 10:05 PM
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  • Hey Slicker,

    I never checked his numbers, but George Blanda said of place kicking ---There are 20 things that have to be perfect to guarantee a good field goal or extra point kick.

    The toughest of all nuts, Blanda started with the Center's GRIP on the ball, t he center getting his wrists loosened properly before the snap, the t he ball not being wet or too cold. After that general moisture, wind speed, stability and direction, the holder gettting a perfect snap from center -- at the right speed and shoulder high, directly on line.

    Then the holder has to get the ball down straight, with the seams lined up the way the kicker wants them.

    The base of the ball must be precisely placed, backward angle 12-18 degrees off vertical and the top hand precisely balancing the ball.

    Then the kicker starts, His lineup must be precisely right, he must take the correct steps and swing his foot on a precise angle and with a precise impact.

    If the center or holder miss, the kick will probably be bad. Guess who d\gets the credit?

    -- Posted by bigsurmac on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 12:10 AM
  • -- Posted by bigsurmac on Fri, Jan 30, 2009, at 12:11 AM
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