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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; I learned a lot about kicking in this video. One thing, NFL kickers don't normally have the strongest legs. What they have is extreme accuracy. A ball can be kicked much harder with a straight toe kick but accuracy falls ...

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Old 08-28-2019, 05:33 AM   #1
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Great Kicking Mechanics Video

I learned a lot about kicking in this video. One thing, NFL kickers don't normally have the strongest legs. What they have is extreme accuracy.
A ball can be kicked much harder with a straight toe kick but accuracy falls off a cliff. That's why Dempsey's record stood for so long with that blunt shoe. That shoe would not be allowed today. Kickers normally wear two different shoes. One is a soccer shoe and the other a normal football cleat.

Kickers can also kick 80 plus yards no problem without pads and no defense. In a game though, they have 1.3 seconds to launch it and the uniform slows down their leg speed by a couple mph which is a big deal.

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Old 08-28-2019, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Great Kicking Mechanics Video

Thanks for this video, very interesting.
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