Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 9/17/13
The look on Detroit Lions’ kicker David Akers’ face was the same, and the so the look on his head coach’s face was similar to Jim Harbaugh’s face last season.  Akers looked frustrated and concerned.  Head coach Jim Schwartz appeared stunned and irritated.  Some folks are already wondering where Havard Rugland is when you need him. The Lions attempted to keep Rugland via a little-known rule that has not been removed from the books, but related to the era of NFL Europe.  It allowed teams to retain one international player on their practice squads.  The league office killed that idea right away, and Rugland headed back to Norway before the season opened... Read more
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