Daily Archives: September 13, 2011

Crazy Kicker of Week 1

Week 1 was full of kicker craziness. In most weeks, Titans PK Rob Bironas attempting a 66-yard kick would win this award. And in almost every week, Chargers P Mike Scifres taking over for an injured Nate Kaeding and scoring six points on three extra points and a 40-yard field goal would be a lock. (UPDATE: And then Sebastian Janikowski tying the league record with a 63-yard field goal against Denver!) But not in Week One.

Sam Koch celebrates his crazy scoring play, via larrybrownsports.com

The award goes to Ravens P Sam Koch, who called an audible at the line on an extra point attempt and ran it in for a two-point conversion. That surprise fake is even crazier when you consider that the Ravens led 27-7 early in the third quarter when Koch pulled off the play. Koch said the play wasn’t designed to insult the Steelers, Baltimore’s biggest rival. Instead, they gave him a look that he had been waiting to see for two years. That led to a Balitmore Sun headline that read “Koch denies that two-point conversion was a sign of disrespect.” Shenanigans plus controversy equals the height of craziness, and that makes Koch the crazy kicker of the week.

Watch the play here.

Crazy Kickers of the Week 2011
Week 1: P Sam Koch, Ravens
Preseason Week 4: P Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs
Preseason Week 2: P Andy Lee, 49ers
Preseason Week 1: PK Josh Brown, Rams

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Panthers lose LB Beason for season

For National Football Authority, we discuss the impact of the season-ending Achilles injury that Carolina Panthers MLB Jon Beason suffered against Arizona Sunday. How will the Panthers replace Beason in the lineup, and what will they lose with him sidelined? Click here to find out.

Jon Beason against the Cardinals before his injury, via usatoday.com

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