Originally Posted by Buddha Bus
I see what you're saying about kicker's contracts and hope it doesn't make them balloon, but I have no problem with kickers being a part of the game. They've been around the sport forever.
of course it's gonna make them balloon. how could it not ? looking at last years kicker stats , the two kickers with the most attempts from 40-49 yards were ...
adam vineterri .. 15/17 -88%
randy bullock......12/17 - 71%
we don't know how many were from 40 yds or 49 yds ..so lets look at the easier 30-39 yds with most attempts.
nick novak ...13/16 - 81%
shawn squuzem...13/15 - 87%
the average kicker attempted about 40 extra points last year.
ZERO kickers were perfect from 30-49 yds so extra points will be missed . i'd think a reasonable guess would be an average, of about 13 to 15 % missed.
some guys might nail low 90 % others are going to be mid 80%
but make no mistake, this would effect the out comes of games. so naturally a good kicker will become even more important than they are now. paying top dollar gets you top talent.
i just don't think the guy that spends the least amount of time on the field should be playing that big of a part on deciding who wins..