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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Most Amazing American Football Kicker Of All Time, Signs With The Detroit Lions

In my life, I've never seen anyone - anyone I tell you - who had this kind of precise accuracy kicking an American football.

The guy's leg strength (kicking 60 yard field goals like they're nothing) matched with his dead on accuracy would open up the game to where a kicker could quarterback - with his leg.

Oh yeah, there will not be any "roughing the kicker" penalties against this guy. At 6'2" and 245 pounds, this is not a guy you want to try and intimidate.

This is a must see video for anyone who loves American football.

I will be watching the Detroit Lions this year and will be calling along with the fans to "bring in the kicker!":
From Yahoo Sports:

Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland has signed a contract with the Detroit Lions, Tim Twentyman of announced on Twitter.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The Lions were one of several NFL teams to take a closer look at the 6-foot-2, 245-pound Rugland, who has been working with former NFL kicker Michael Husted in California and Florida this offseason. The New York Jets and Cleveland Browns also worked out the Norwegian.

"He's got great potential," Husted told the Los Angeles Times in March. "On the other side, you need more than that. You need connections and to have a little bit of luck on your side. I always tell people that there are kickers who were better than me who did not make it. I was fortunate to have a nine-year NFL career."

The Lions are in the market for a kicker for the first time since 1992 after Jason Hanson announced last week that his 21-season career was over.

Rugland will compete against the equally untested Blake Clingan, who joined the team in March, though the favorite for the job is 38-year-old David Akers, who officially signed a one-year, $1.005 million contract earlier this week.

Akers is not a lock for the job as a source with knowledge of his Lions' contract confirmed that the veteran received just $100,000 in fully guaranteed money, a sum comprised of a $65,000 signing bonus and $35,000 base salary guarantee.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012