At a time when U.S. soccer star Carli Lloyd may have become involved in NFL kicker
One current NFL player has been sent to the football field for the first time.
As if it's not that way with non-female kickers. Plenty of current and historical NFL kickers paint the traditional stature, physique, athletic skills, and / orughness possessed by "normal" football players. Surely, a soccer player would say better than, say, Garo Yepremian in Super Bowl VII. So what did anyone freak out about players like Rich Karlis were running around with a
Then there's Bill Gramatica, who was sufficiently awkward and ungainly to tear ACL while leaping to celebrate a field goal.
Lloyd's experience in soccer means she knows a thing or two about making contact, absorbing contact, and otherwise moving in an agile, elusive way to avoid contact. She frankly could have been more athletic than a few of the kickers currently in the NFL.
But at least Allen has offered some praise for Lloyd. Allen said.
Yes she does, and that's the primary skills that teams are looking for when it comes to kickers. For most kickers, a kick-off would be in a stampede, with the kicker's primary goal.