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    Default Re: Female kicker to break NFL gender barrier

    Some videos if paralyzing hits- they are rare in the NFL
    They are more common in High school due to poor tackling technique. In fact the LeGrand tackle is also poor technique- you supposed to see your target.

    Mike Utley
    No video found, but it took place on an offensive play.

    Darryl Stingley
    Darryl Stingley (WARNING: graphic- horrible injury)

    At the time this was a legal hit; It is now illegal to hit a "defenseless" player in the head

    Eric LeGrande (Rutgers) (WARNING: graphic- horrible injury)
    Eric LeGrande (Rutgers)

    A more realistic tackle by a kicker

    A more realistic tackle by a kicker
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    If females can take all the strain and pain of the game I have no problem with it. If she can kick better than the guys, good for her...let her. But if she can't take the physical part (even kickers sometimes get hit) it will be a big problem.

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    I am sure NFL wives and girlfriends are at a much higher risk of getting roughed up than a female kicker. As long as she doesn't date a teammate she will be safe.

    In 2012 there were a string of veteran place kickers who had bad seasons. If she does well in these early tryouts she has a good shot of playing for a team in the pre-season. She'd have to do exceptionally well to make a final roster though. Having a back-up place kicker is rare (teams usually use the punter in an emergency and hire someone off the street for the next game), and most teams are quite conservative about their place kickers, erring on the side of experience.

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    No team is going to draft a woman, it's not going to happen. A lady in a locker room with a bunch of men might not work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeness View Post
    No team is going to draft a woman, it's not going to happen. A lady in a locker room with a bunch of men might not work out.
    Some shenanigans in the locker room didn't seem to hurt the performance of Penn States Football team.
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    She will have her own locker area/room. I could see the refs calling roughing the kicker more frequently if she were to play.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4sBxDn7QTk

    I know it's a bit off topic - but these rugby girls are no the chunks of old. I've played a lot of high level sevens and seen some of the elite female teams play after we finished our game and they are ripped and muscular athletes. Certainly not push overs.

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    Default Re: Female kicker to break NFL gender barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Sphere View Post
    Some shenanigans in the locker room didn't seem to hurt the performance of Penn States Football team.

    I really don't think that possible issues in the locker room is going to be a deciding factor on whether or not a female makes an NFL team. GMs and Coaches repeatedly state that they will choose the best players that they think will help their team win. However, as I stated earlier and someone else echoed, the front office is very conservative when it comes to their kickers. A young kicker has to really outperform an old vet to make the team. This makes sense if you consider the number of times a kicker is relied on to either win or tie a game.

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    One thing that will stick out is the execution. The running back also makes good decisions- if a man, probably a 1000 yard rusher.
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    LOL - How have I never seen the LFL before?! Slightly degrading at all? Just bikinis and body armour.

    Ah 'Murica.

    EDIT: How are you guys embedding youtube videos? I can't seem to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpe View Post
    LOL - How have I never seen the LFL before?! Slightly degrading at all? Just bikinis and body armour.

    Ah 'Murica.

    EDIT: How are you guys embedding youtube videos? I can't seem to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpe View Post
    LOL - How have I never seen the LFL before?! Slightly degrading at all? Just bikinis and body armour.

    Ah 'Murica.

    EDIT: How are you guys embedding youtube videos? I can't seem to do it.

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    Thanks again! Bit of a hero.

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    Default Re: Female kicker to break NFL gender barrier

    So what happens if they want to attempt a fake fg?
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    Apparently she failed quite miserably.

    She only made two kicks and those were 19 and 13 yards. She was also unwilling to tell how far she was able to kick on training but claimed that she had strained her thigh before the try out.

    So apparently she is injury prone, 28 years old and may choke under pressure. So I doubt we will see her in the NFL.
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    It was nothing more than a publicity stunt. Apperently she's never ACTUALLY kicked a football in her life.

    The only real female kicker in pro football called her terrible.

    What Hnida didn't see was the 20-second period before the kick in which Silberman couldn't figure out how to stand the ball on the tee without it falling. Hnida fell silent on the other end of the phone when told that.Hnida, who is battling back from a blood clot that put her Arena League career on hold, also didn't see the awkward nine steps backward and five steps sideways Silberman made as she lined up 6 yards behind the ball instead of the standard approach from 10 or more yards.
    Three kickers who tried out along with Silberman on Sunday said the former MIT student asked a few of them how to approach the ball on the kick. The kickers spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because they didn't want to hurt their chances of getting another tryout with a team.
    Silberman's technique, as Hnida noted, was terrible.
    Silberman took no warm-up kicks, saying she was nursing her injury – which combine officials said they had no idea she'd suffered. But even as she jogged awkwardly toward an empty tee, it was clear her kicks were going to be dreadful – quad pull or no quad pull.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...rible/1961559/

    The barrier has already been broken. I think we'll see a female kicker someday, but it sure as hell won't be a 28 year old who's never kicked a football.
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    So does a kicker literally only come on the field for kicks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azog 150 View Post
    So does a kicker literally only come on the field for kicks?
    I think George Blanda was the last "kicker" to play another position on the field. He was drafted as a place kicker and quarterback. He even briefly played linebacker. He is the only player in four decades. He started playing the 1950s and didn't retire until the 70s. When he first started playing, players were not as specialized as they are now. Now, even Defensive lineman are broken down by techniques of preference (e.g. 1 or 2 gap technique).




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    Occasionally they're the 4th string "emergency" QB. But most kickers and punters are specialty players. Important specialty players, but specialty players.

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