X the Point: The Danger of the Four-Point Fourth Quarter Lead

After one of the more exciting and controversial fourth quarters in recent memory, it's probably safe to say that the first faint odor of victory was not smelled by Cowboys fans until Dan Bailey's extra point put the home team up 24-20 with only 2:32 left on the clock. With a four-point lead, and the field goal… » 1/07/15 4:35pm 1/07/15 4:35pm

No Punter Left Behind: How One Guru Made The Art Of Kicking A Science

It's just past noon on Oscar Sunday and Chris Sailer is leading film study in a creaky, sun-drenched auditorium in the bowels of Notre Dame High School's Spanish–style campus in Sherman Oaks, Calif. » 10/17/13 1:30pm 10/17/13 1:30pm

The Ravens Kicking Coach Is Already Mayor Of One New Jersey Town, Wants…

Randy Brown has been the mayor of Evesham Township in New Jersey since 2007, and the Baltimore Ravens kicking coach since 2008. Brown was once kicking coach of the Chicago Bears, a consultant with the Eagles, and has run a kicking camp. In his tenure with the Ravens, punter Sam Koch has set and beat single-season… » 2/02/13 12:15pm 2/02/13 12:15pm

Even If Icing The Kicker Doesn't Work, It's Better Than Never Icing The…

Mike Tomlin iced the kicker twice last night, but with an unfortunate twist: First, he called a timeout on his own kicker, Shaun Suisham, who proceeded to miss a 54-yarder. Then he stopped the Titans' Rob Bironas just as he was about to attempt the game-winning 40-yarder. Bironas waited two minutes and nailed the… » 10/12/12 4:05pm 10/12/12 4:05pm

How's That "Going For It On Fourth Down" Thing Going For San Diego…

This August brought momentous news: San Diego State Aztecs head coach Rocky Long had done lost his mind, and would be implementing essentially the strategy all advanced football stats people have been stridently advocating since the dawn of advanced football stats. Long was going for it on fourth (inside the other… » 10/06/12 9:40am 10/06/12 9:40am

We're Still Recovering From The Raiders' Kicking Orgy

Do you like kicking? Do you really, really, really like kicking? Then hot damn, was yesterday's shitty Raiders game the game for you! » 11/28/11 1:45pm 11/28/11 1:45pm