Found October 01, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
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The Eagles gave the Giants a second chance to win “Sunday Night Football” when they called timeout prior to Lawrence Tynes’ first field goal attempt in the final minute of the game — a kick that he missed. Luckily for them, Tynes also missed his second field goal after being given a shot at redemption, allowing the Eagles to win the game 19-17. After the contest, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said he disagreed with coach Andy Reid’s decision to ice the kicker. “I don’t believe in icing the kicker,” Vick told NBC’s Michele Tafoya. “Let him get up there and let him do what he do. “It’s tough. Football can take years off your life.” Coaches icing the kicker is such a common practice it has has become expected. The strategy almost backfired for Philly on Sunday, and for the Dolphins last weekend against the Jets, so it should come as no surprise that stats support Vick’s point. Studies conducted by the Wall Street Journal and ESPN’s Stats & Information show that kickers often h
1 Comment:
  • If you are going to ice the kicker you don't wait til he is in motion to kick the ball.
    It could really have backfired big time.
    But really I could care less what Vick agrees with and what he doesn't. He is an animal abuser in my eyes and always will be.
    And should not be on a football field or in any other sport.
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