Top Ten Greatest Kickers of All Time

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Kickers are people too. It’s easy to forget until the end of the game when you realize your happiness and the team’s success lie solely, well, in the sole of his shoe. There has certainly been more love shown for kickers in today’s game(unless you’re Peyton Manning going off on your idiot kicker) but the position is still often overlooked....
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

With Leather Book Club: Jason Elam’s ‘Monday Night Jihad’ Part 4

Via MondayNightJihad.com Welcome back to the ongoing recap of Jason Elam’s first book in the RILEY COVINGTON series, Monday Night Jihad. - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 When we last left things, we found out that Hakeem Qasim is plotting VENGEANCE upon the Great Satan. We also witnessed our first football being played, and hey, it was a Mustangs victory, hooray! Via YouTube Chapter...
Via With Leather
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

With Leather Book Club: Jason Elam’s ‘Monday Night Jihad’ Part 3

Holy cow, friends, it’s been a while! Sorry for the big gap in updates on the goings on of Riley Covington, Scott Ross, Abdel al-Hasani, and the rest of the gang in Jason Elam’s debut novel, Monday Night Jihad. If you’ve forgotten what’s happened (And I wouldn’t blame you), terrorists have terror-attacked the Mall of America and **** is going CRAZY. For a more in-depth...
Via With Leather
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

With Leather Book Club: Jason Elam’s ‘Monday Night Jihad’ Part 2

Via MondayNightJihad.com A couple of Tuesdays ago I started recapping retired Denver Broncos placekicker Jason Elam’s debut novel, Monday Night Jihad. Last time, we were introduced to star PFL linebacker for the Colorado Mustangs, Riley Covington, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst Scott Ross, and the fabulous, exploding al-Hasani brothers. Part two opens (OPENS!) with some...
Via With Leather
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

With Leather Book Club: Jason Elam’s ‘Monday Night Jihad’ Part 1

Via MondayNightJihad.com Way back in 2012, the With Leather Universe discovered Tank Abbott’s book, “BEFOR THERE WERE RULES: BAR BRAWLER” and I lost my mind to the point that I bought the book and recapped it. While we all wait for the second and third books to be released (They are both listed under the COMING SOON section, yay!) I found out that former NFL place kicker, Jason...
Via With Leather
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2014 New Year's Resolutions

When the regular season ends in the NFL, fantasy football leagues comes to a close as well. As 2014 approaches, I've conjured a list of five resolutions to use for the new year. #1 - Draft more Broncos If you've read my articles, tweets, or heard me on the radio/podcast, then you know that I'm a fan of the Denver Broncos. When I was really getting into fantasy football...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' Prater breaks NFL record with 64-yard field goal vs. Titans

Denver kicker Matt Prater kicked an NFL-record 64-yard field goal as the first half expired in the Broncos' game against Tennessee on Sunday. Prater's kick on a clear day in 14-degree weather with nary a hint of wind barely cleared the crossbar. He and holder Britton Colquitt jumped in jubilation as their teammates rushed into the tunnel for halftime. The record-breaking...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Prater Breaks The Longest Field Goal Record

Tom Dempsey’s field goal record of 63 yards stood for 43 years. Three other kickers – Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski and Davis Akers – have tied the mark since, but none has eclipsed it until this Sunday when Matt Prater broke it at the end of the first half of the Titans-Broncos game. Worth noting that Prater’s, Janikowski’s and Elam’s kicks all happened a mile above...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: Matt Prater Is The New Record Holder

((HT: NFL on CBS))Matt Prater is now the answer to the trivia question after Jason Elam and Tom Dempsey held the NFL record for longest field goal made at 63 yards...He dropped one in from 64 yards just before the half in the home game against TennesseeWell done, sir...
Via Online Sports Guys
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Prater Nails 64 Yard Kick To Set The NFL Record

With :03 left in the first half and Denver down by 4, Matt Prater set up for a NFL record 64 yard field goal attempt. Prater nailed it and set the all-time record, previously set at 63 yards by Tom Dempsey, Sebastian Janikowski, and former Bronco Jason Elam. To be fair, Tom Dempsey is the only kicker to do it outside of Denver…and he kicked with half a foot. Ironically, kicker...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Prater Of The Denver Broncos Sets NFL Record With 64 Yard Field Goal (GIFs)

You know it was going to happen soon.  Kickers are getting better and better each year.  Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos just set the NFL record for the longest field goal ever made at 64 yards.  The kick barely made it, but all that matters is that it went through. The previous record was 63 yards. Four kickers had accomplished it: Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian...
Via Total Sports Blog
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Kicker Matt Prater Sets New NFL Record With 64-Yard Field Goal!

The Denver Broncos are down 21-20 at the half, but no one is really talking about that. Not only because they know Peyton Manning can do anything when he has a whole half to play, but it is because of Broncos kicker Matt Prater.No, he didn't whiff on a tackle or anything embarrassing like that. He just set a new NFL record for the longest field goal ever made with a 64-yard boot...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Prater kicks 64-yard field goal for NFL record (GIF)

Matt Prater set an NFL record by kicking a 64-yard field goal on the last play of the first half of Sunday’s Denver Broncos-Tennessee Titans game. The previous record-long field goal was 63 yards, which was achieved by four kickers: Tom Dempsey on November 8, 1970; Jason Elam on October 25, 1998; Sebastian Janikowski on […]
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Bronco Jason Elam is doing pretty well

(Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)The average career length of an NFL player these days is around just three years. Sadly, many of those players find themselves out in the cold once their careers end, and the ones that do not save their money are stuck up the creek without a paddle. Even players that are fortunate enough to have long NFL careers often end up filing for bankruptcy...
Via BroncoTalk
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Nothing to see here—just a high schooler kicking a 67-yard game tying field goal

Kid’s got a helluva big leg. With his Central Valley (WA) HS team trailing Shadle Park HS 55-52, kicker Austin Rehkow was called upon to boot a 67-yard field goal with two seconds left in an attempt to send the game to overtime.  If you’ve gotten this far then you know he nailed it, with plenty of leg to spare. Oh, and for the record, he smashed the NFL record by a good 4-yards...
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October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams' Zuerlein can't wait for Sunday

ST. LOUIS (AP) Sunday afternoon can't come soon enough for St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein. The rookie made his first 15 field goal attempts this season, including a franchise-record 60-yarder, before missing three in a row last Sunday in a 17-14 loss at Miami. Zuerlein, who failed to connect from 37, 52 and 66 yards, took blame for the defeat, saying that he simply, "didn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

High Schooler Kicks 67-Yard FG to Put Team Into Overtime

Talk about ice water in your veins. Kicker for Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, Washington, Austin Rehkow, kicked a 67 yard field goal to put his team into overtime. Some four yards longer than the NFL record shared by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, and Sebastian Janikowski. The Seattle Times reported that Rehkow's kick set a Washington state record and was the second...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Rams' Zuerlein can't wait for Sunday

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Sunday afternoon can't come soon enough for St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein. The rookie made his first 15 field goal attempts this season, including a franchise-record 60-yarder, before missing three in a row last Sunday in a 17-14 loss at Miami. Zuerlein, who failed to connect from 37, 52 and 66 yards, took blame for the defeat, saying that he...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

David Akers ties NFL record with 63-yard field goal (GIF)

Veteran kicker David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal in league history, with a 63-yarder that bounced over the crossbar the end the first half of today’s 49ers-Packers game. And then, up 17-6 heading into the locker room, the Niners celebrated like they had just won the Super Bowl: (AP Photo via yahoo.com) Watch the VIDEO HERE. It’s an impressive feat...
Via Read And React
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

DEVELOPING: David Akers Nails A 63-Yarder

((HT: NFLonFox/youtube)) It's one of those "Why not?" moments... End of the half... kinda near the end of the high scale of your field goal kicker's range... Why not, right...??? David Akers does what's next... Akers ties Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam for the record... Well done, sir...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos try out a kicker in Prater’s absence

(Al Behrman/AP Photo) The Denver Broncos are trying out a kicker in Matt Prater‘s absence. Prater, the Broncos’ franchise-tagged player, is holding out as he and the Broncos hammer out what he hopes is a five-term deal. In the meantime, the Broncos will look elsewhere, and he’s wearing Prater’s predecessor’s (Jason Elam‘s) number. Adi Kunalic is an undrafted second-year...
Via BroncoTalk
June 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Our Favorite Falcons Memories: Six Seconds Versus da Bears

Editor Note: Over the next several weeks we will be bringing you a couple of features that will help you get to know our writers. "Our Favorite Falcons Memories" is exactly like it sounds. Each week come back to the blog and we will introduce you to another one of our favorite memories and tell you why exactly it is etched into our brains. Jenkins looks...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos likely to place franchise tag on kicker Matt Prater

Not since the 2002 season have the Broncos used the franchise tag. Place-kicker Jason Elam received a $1.24 million salary that year.
Via Denver Post
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos May Soon Swarm HOF Barrier

For years, legendary quarterback John Elway was the only player representing the Denver Broncos historic franchise in Pro Football’s Hall of Fame.  That all changed when offensive lineman Gary Zimmerman, running back Floyd Little and tight end Shannon Sharpewere enshrined during a four-year span. Shannon Sharpe delivers his induction speech during the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
Via BroncoTalk
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos brave blizzard here, not in Buffalo

For months, we’ve been lamenting the potential travel hazards of flying home from Buffalo on Christmas Day after the Broncos Dec. 24 road game against the Bills. Turns out, we should have been worried about getting to upstate New York. Denver (and much of Colorado) is currently being walloped by a massive snowstorm that will ultimately dump at least eight inches of snow in the...
Via Denver Post
December 22, 2011  |  Discuss
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