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Postby 1337_Dude » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:34 pm

It's possible, but it seems unlikely. Why not put all that energy into something more awesome...like being a ninja or a hobo.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:49 pm

AND, if you havent noticed, in the nfl its not really the distance that matters but the hangtime...im going to say most adults who are athletic can punt a ball 40 yards or so, but its going to be almost a line drive and not hand for more than 2-3 seconds. in the nfl, they key is to boom it HIGH enough to let the coverage get down there...not to mention there is such a thing as accuracy when punting down in the red-zone and directional punting...
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:13 pm

If you are seriously going to attempt this, I'd suggest practicing for more than one hour a day, at least two or three hours, for a single year. If at the end of that year you are not booming 55+ yarders I'd give it up. You will most likely know if you are going to be good enough to even attempt it after a year (or less), so there's no point in devoting seven years of your life to it.
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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:22 pm

Something to think about is that punting on a field by yourself isn't all that tough. Punting with NFL players charging at you at full speed with full pads on, and punting it well is another thing. With that said, I'm not one to say someone's dream or goal is unreachable, so if you go for it, kudos to you and good luck. ;-D
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Postby Mugrila » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:24 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:If you are seriously going to attempt this, I'd suggest practicing for more than one hour a day, at least two or three hours, for a single year. If at the end of that year you are not booming 55+ yarders I'd give it up. You will most likely know if you are going to be good enough to even attempt it after a year (or less), so there's no point in devoting seven years of your life to it.



That's pretty solid advice. I say you go for it man, never hurts to try. ;-D
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Postby 3 run homer » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:07 pm

the guys in the nfl are blue chip the best of the best of athletes even kickers. there's a whole lot more to punting than just booming a kick. directional punts, end over end, spirals, pooch punts. not to mention you're in the field of play and well probably will get killed trying to make a tackle. reference brian barker a couple of thanksgivings ago, got his nose turned sideways tackling a dude. heck even clinton portis pulled his shoulder. ehhh i'm rambling. Punters in the nfl are ridiculously good in their craft.

good luck, hey there's always the CFL ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:18 pm

To be honest, punters, if you watch closely, are very athletic.
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Postby 3 run homer » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:24 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:To be honest, punters, if you watch closely, are very athletic.
yeah and really it's the toughest position to get due to the fact that most teams only carry one while most all other positions have back ups. so availability for this position is tight.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:43 pm

3 run homer wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:To be honest, punters, if you watch closely, are very athletic.
yeah and really it's the toughest position to get due to the fact that most teams only carry one while most all other positions have back ups. so availability for this position is tight.


But good luck, right RW? !+)
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Postby DK » Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:50 pm

3 run homer wrote:good luck, hey there's always the CFL ;-D


Took the words out of my mouth. If you're extremely lucky and hardworking, maybe the CFL or Euro League or Arena is in your view. But if you're just starting now, the chances are still extremely slim.
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