Found September 24, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
We see it all the time. A kicker trots on to the field with a huge field goal attempt to come. The kicker stares at the ground after taking his practice kicks into a small net on the sidelines. He thinks about the kick as his team marches down the field. Nobody on the sidelines talks to him. The coaches don’t even look at him until his number is called. After the last play that sets them up as close as possible, the kicker is called onto the field to attempt a kick that can either win the game or send it to overtime. The teams line up for the kick as the second are frozen on the clock. Time is frozen and the kicker has to get ready for the big kick. Then, far more often than not, the opposing coach calls a timeout. They feel as if it ices the kicker and puts added pressure on him before the kick. Turns out, it does not. Joe Philbin was the latest coach to fall victim to the theory that icing the kicker works. It doesn’t. In fact, how many times do we see the opposing coach call the ...
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