ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Like Nate Freese, Jason Hanson didn't get off to the greatest start as a kicker in the NFL. Hanson was a second-round draft pick in 1992 and joined a team that had come one victory from going to the Super Bowl the previous year. Hanson, however, made only three of six field-goal attempts in his first three regular-season games. Freese has already missed three...
Good news is coming out of week 2 for the Chicago Bears thus far, and it’s highlighted by a series of remarkable gaffes by their division rivals. Detroit Lions kicker Nate Freese has a lot to live up to in the shadow of Jason Hanson. Thus far his tenure with the team hasn’t gone as planned. Highlighting that is his inaccuracy. In just one half of football down in Carolina...
LThe Detroit Lions are finishing up their first week of training camp. There are already some interesting story lines developing throughout camp, including some positional questions. One position Lions fans have been spoiled at has been kicker. After the long careers of Jason Hanson and Eddie Murray, two of the most reliable kickers of all time, the Lions got used to great play from...
One thing that the Detroit Lions always seem to excel at is special teams. Special teams do make up the third key element of the game and over the last 20 seasons the Lions rarely had to worry about their kicking game with the likes of Jason Hanson holding down the fort there at a high level and solid punting by a number of others, most recently Sam Martin. The Lions have also had...
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