Some kickers using narrower goal posts at practice
The Arena Football League is gone, leaving a smattering of
players good enough for the NFL – and one quiet legacy that plays
itself out every week in stadiums across the country.
A league-wide survey by The Associated Press found that a dozen
NFL kickers use the narrower goal posts like those from the old
indoor league to practice their craft during the week so that when
game day comes, the uprights seem so much wider.
It’s a tactic coach Josh McDaniels and long snapper Lonie Paxton
brought with them from New England to Denver and a trick Broncos
kicker Matt Prater credits for his bounce-back season after fading
down the stretch a year ago.