Yesterday’s edition of The Washington Post had an excellent feature story on kickers by Michael Leahy. Leahy’s piece, called “Kicked Around:Inside Football’s Loneliest Position”, describes the trials and tribulations of place kickers, including the up and down career of current Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff. Also included in the story was Graham Gano of the Redskins, who ironically missed two key field goals and an extra point in yesterday’s loss to the Bucs.
Snappers can certainly relate to the story of how kickers have a difficult journey finding and maintaining employment in the NFL. The story concludes with a telling comment from Cundiff’s wife, who stated “It’s always about the next kick.”