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Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt (4) tackle Chris Clark (75) and Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) celebrate after a field goal in the second half against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Prater Worried About Future For Kickers in Football


Kickers are people too!

Denver Broncos K Matt Prater is worried for the future of his profession and for the future of kickers in the game of football. There has been talk about eliminating extra points from football already. They already are leaning toward taking away kickoffs from the start of games. Kickers got to kick.

How is Matt Prater supposed to keep a job if there are no more duties for him to do? At least it doesn’t look like they will be eliminating field goals any time soon.

“One day I’m sure they’re going to get kickers out of the game completely in the direction it looks like they are going,” Prater said. “The extra point thing is outside of my control. I don’t mind kicking them. There are some stressful extra points there sometimes, like to tie the game at the end where if you make it they expect you ‘Oh it’s an extra point you should’ve made it,’ but if you miss it everyone is all over you.” – Pro Football Talk

Should extra points be eliminated from the game?

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  • David

    No! Extra points should not be taken out of the game. Make them kick from farther away or make them more difficult some other way. The decision of extra point or two point conversion is a great part of the game and the extra point is an ingrained part of American football!

  • Bill Stowers

    Goodell needs to be impeached. Can they do that with commisioners? Haha but anyways he is destroying the game as we know it.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahahaha… he should be!