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#16 jasonluckydog

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

Well If you read the story the Jets sent a scout


here read this again

[font='Helvetica Neue', ', Arial, ', 'Liberation Sans', ', FreeSans, sans-serif} ']The compilation exploded across the Internet and currently has nearly one million views. Even some NFL scouts took notice. And, to say the least, they were impressed.[/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][font='Helvetica Neue', ', Arial, ', 'Liberation Sans', ', FreeSans, sans-serif} ']So the scouts asked kicking coach and former NFLer Michael Husted to work with Rugland in San Diego. After some training Rugland, who has never played American football, recently had a tryout with the New York Jets.[/font][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][font='Helvetica Neue', ', Arial, ', 'Liberation Sans', ', FreeSans, sans-serif} ']"It went well," Rugland told Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. "They tested me on field goals and kickoffs. Obviously you feel a little more pressure here, but I stayed pretty calm."[/font][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][font='Helvetica Neue', ', Arial, ', 'Liberation Sans', ', FreeSans, sans-serif} ']It takes only one viewing of the video to see that Rugland has some serious potential. In fact, Husted even compared him to Sebastian Janikowskiof the Oakland Raiders.[/font][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][font='Helvetica Neue', ', Arial, ', 'Liberation Sans', ', FreeSans, sans-serif} ']"Havard has incredible talent as a kicker," Husted told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "He has a cannon for a leg. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL."[/font][/font]

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Huddle is experiencing formatting problems today.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Until Gano starts pulling a Crosby and begins to miss every kick, stick with him for now.

We have bigger fish to fry in the draft and free agency next year.

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

cool and all...but he has to take like 5 steps before kicking it...would get blocked in nfl, specially with our special teams oline haha

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

Gano is fine

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

The only impressive thing about him is his leg strength. Medlock could make a video just like this one given enough opportunities and editing. The "trick shot" kicks are things that most average college kickers could pull off. It's not uncommon for players to have a leg to hit from 60 yards, especially with perfect conditions. What is uncommon is finding players who can adjust to different wind speeds, kick on different surfaces, and stay mentally sharp enough to land from 50 with any kind of consistency.

This kind of video just pleases the fast food generation of youtube sensations. Having a strong enough leg is probably not even half the job of a professional kicker. Gano is probably twice the kicker this guy will ever be. Rarely does a guy walk off the street and become a professional kicker. Gano won a Lou Groza in college.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

Plus I'm not sure they will let his dog on the field when he kicks.