If a kicker knocks a 45-yard field goal into the left upright and it bounces off of the right upright, does a “dink donk donk” on the low bar, and sneaks over for three points, he celebrates. The NFL has those in the form of Chris Carson and Marcus Peters type players, guys who can survive because they do some things really good and some things not so good and they aren't just judged on their failures. Rarely is a kicker retained because he's “okay” at field goals but phenomenal at kickoffs. On Sunday, we saw the NFL's best kicker — perhaps of all-time — when the Baltimore Ravens came to town with Justin Tucker and as far as I know, the only current head coach in the league who was a special teams coordinator before he took over an entire roster.
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