The Seattle Seahawks called a unique play to ice the game against the Detroit Lions today: A nine-yard run by the punter from his own end zone on fourth and 8.
It’s never good when you’re asked to perform a task beyond the scope of your job’s main responsibilities. It’s exactly what happens when a punting team fails to cover a returner before the punter is forced to get involved and attempt a tackle. Liberty punter Aidan Alves was in a position to stop Army returner Mike…
By my count, there are two interesting punters in the league, and Marquette King didn’t even have to leave the bench very much in his game. The other one, though, pulled off the most unorthodox play on any unit of Week 1.
In an instance of football violence likely to result in positive results for neither party, Dallas punter Chris Jones annihilated Lions returner Andre Roberts late in the teams’ Monday Night Football matchup. Sure, it worked out well for the punter this time—but not always.
Marquette King is a one-man anti-No Fun League machine, and the Raiders punter made it count late in Oakland’s game against Buffalo today by taking the flag thrown against Corey White for roughing—one that extended the drive and sealed a Raiders win—and celebrating with it.
Raiders punter Marquette King is one of the best at his position in the NFL, landing in the top 10 in almost every major statistical category. He’s also a superb internet user whose crafted memes put my work for the Jamboroo to shame. This came to our attention this afternoon, when King dropped this incredible image:
Thieves took off with about $1,400 worth of items after targeting the family of Sam Foltz while they were in Lincoln for a memorial ceremony dedicated to the Nebraska punter killed in a car accident this summer.
For the record, I’m pretty sure every member of the Deadspin staff would fail on the first American Ninja Warrior obstacle. None of us are professional athletes, either, so we’re not sure whether to be impressed or underwhelmed by Seahawks punter Jon Ryan’s very short appearance on last night’s episode.
Mike Scifres was carted off after suffering what looks like a possible rib injury .
Who would have expected a smart play from the punter of an Ivy League school? You should all be shocked.
On Sunday, Browns punter Spencer Lanning went low, and Steelers return man Antonio Brown went high, and Lanning was kicked in the face. He was fine, so it's OK to smile, but I think Lanning wishes people would stop talking about it.
We already brought you some video and a GIF of this, but the sheer beauty of the moment really demanded we bring our special approach to sports highlights. So here's the Steelers' Antonio Brown kicking Browns punter Spencer Lanning in the face—in extreme slow motion.
Want to make everyone in a sports bar happy? Kick a punter in the face. I've never experienced such collective joy and wonder.
(CMU is still, at the moment, beating Purdue.)
Yesterday, Giants punter Steve Weatherford had a banner day. He led the NFL in net average, had two punts over 65 yards, and placed two inside the 20-yard-line. Today, he had to pee in a cup.
You can have your college football opening night. Me, I'll be staying up for a West Coast preseason NFL game, counting off the 49er downs until it's time to punt. That's when Andy Lee will blow minds, break hearts, and fracture phalanges.