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.