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(Sporting News) Video Detroit Lions signs Norwegian kicker Havard Rugland. *Subby watches video* I guess he'll do   (aol.sportingnews.com) divider line 60
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2013-04-12 11:21:39 AM
I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.
 
2013-04-12 11:32:10 AM
Approves:

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2013-04-12 11:40:18 AM

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


Yeah, seems like more of a rugger to me too. NFL is too limiting for his skills. He should try for something harder to do.
 
2013-04-12 11:41:00 AM

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


From the video, it looks like he's going for a place-kicker position.
 
2013-04-12 11:41:13 AM
First, good use of DKM.
Second, while he looks pretty damn good, I want to see how he does with a full suit of armor and the 101st charging him with bayonets afixed.

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


Anything to give the NFL some spice. Unexpected plays from unexpected players are awesome. And I grudgingly give props to the Pats for doing these often.
 
2013-04-12 11:42:28 AM
OK, football kick take 73......
 
2013-04-12 11:43:20 AM

Nadie_AZ: First, good use of DKM.
Second, while he looks pretty damn good, I want to see how he does with a full suit of armor and the 101st charging him with bayonets afixed.

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Anything to give the NFL some spice. Unexpected plays from unexpected players are awesome. And I grudgingly give props to the Pats for doing these often.


But why in God's name is he trying out for Detroit?  More than a couple teams should be all OVER this guy.
 
2013-04-12 11:44:10 AM

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


Yeah..um no.

There are some Aussie football punters in the NFL and they still tackle like girls.
 
2013-04-12 11:46:48 AM
throw in some pressure from the defense with the game on the line and thousands of people watching plus knowing it's a TV broadcast to millions and then i'd like to see how good he is.  it's not in question that he doesnt have the kicking skills.  but does he have the mental fortitude under pressure?  for kickers, it's ultimately a mental game.
 
2013-04-12 11:47:04 AM
The "No Fun League".

But it might be.

/mostly prima donnas
 
2013-04-12 11:47:49 AM
Detroit sucks!
 
2013-04-12 11:49:06 AM
I just hope Suh doesn't eat him or something........
 
2013-04-12 11:52:33 AM

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


The Ravens' Ngata was a rugby player. Though he's defensive lineman, every once in a while he'll play fullback on a 1-2 yd touchdown play.
 
2013-04-12 11:56:11 AM
The last kick in that video is freakin' COOL, regardless of how many tries he might've taken.
 
2013-04-12 11:57:00 AM
MugzyBrown

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Yeah..um no.

There are some Aussie football punters in the NFL and they still tackle like girls.


Unless they play like Dion Sanders- "Oh I might get tackled I'll just step out of bounds to not take a hit".

Go Detroit!
 
2013-04-12 12:06:28 PM

ChrisDe: OK, football kick take 73......


There are a few points where he does successive kicks with uninterrupted video.  The last 5 kicks with the tee for example and the 60, 50, 40 kicks.  The real problem is making the kicks with a defensive line breathing down your neck.  Making the kicks while listening to Drop Kick Murphys on an empty field is a lot less stressful.

For examples see:
Billy Cundiff
Steven Hauschka  (although he was okay last year)
Shaun Suisham (when he was on the Redskins and Cowboys)
Greg Zuerlein
and sometimes Mason Crosby
 
2013-04-12 12:16:50 PM

degenerate-afro: ChrisDe: OK, football kick take 73......

There are a few points where he does successive kicks with uninterrupted video.  The last 5 kicks with the tee for example and the 60, 50, 40 kicks.


Yeah, but even with that, he started with the 60 yarder... how many takes to make the first one? We don't know.

/Not hating. Just pointing out.
 
2013-04-12 12:22:44 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Nadie_AZ: First, good use of DKM.
Second, while he looks pretty damn good, I want to see how he does with a full suit of armor and the 101st charging him with bayonets afixed.

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Anything to give the NFL some spice. Unexpected plays from unexpected players are awesome. And I grudgingly give props to the Pats for doing these often.

But why in God's name is he trying out for Detroit?  More than a couple teams should be all OVER this guy.


Being a kicker in Detroit has more job security than the Pope.
 
2013-04-12 12:31:02 PM
The 60 yard kick isn't even impressive because NFL level kickers can easily kick 70-80 yards without a line (see kickoff).  It's the line that makes you change the angle of the kick which makes a 55 yard FG difficult.
 
2013-04-12 12:36:01 PM

UNC_Samurai: Marcus Aurelius: Nadie_AZ: First, good use of DKM.
Second, while he looks pretty damn good, I want to see how he does with a full suit of armor and the 101st charging him with bayonets afixed.

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Anything to give the NFL some spice. Unexpected plays from unexpected players are awesome. And I grudgingly give props to the Pats for doing these often.

But why in God's name is he trying out for Detroit?  More than a couple teams should be all OVER this guy.

Being a kicker in Detroit has more job security than the Pope.


Seriously.  I've been alive for 32 years.  They've had TWO kickers in that time.  The Vatican's had 3 popes.
 
2013-04-12 12:45:10 PM
The Lions get a new kicker once every 20 years so they figured they'd make it interesting.
 
2013-04-12 12:47:59 PM
Doesnt look wirey enough.
 
2013-04-12 12:50:48 PM
I don't care HOW many takes it took.

Punting a football, then hitting that airborne football with a teed football? Dude.

As much as I like to bog on the Lions, cause....they're the Lions...Good for them.
 
2013-04-12 01:01:45 PM

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.


Or he'll get flattened by a guy with 100 pounds more muscle than he has.
 
2013-04-12 01:10:25 PM
Detroit has a football team?
 
2013-04-12 01:12:32 PM
You guys laugh and say he won't be any good in the NFL, but just wait. When the Lions have 4th and 28 from the top row of section 4 and the goalpost has been turned into a trashcan, then they'll be the ones laughing last.
 
2013-04-12 01:18:14 PM

aaronx: Detroit has a football team?


ya, they've got uniforms and everything. its really great.
 
2013-04-12 01:24:48 PM
How long before he's traded to the Yankees?
 
2013-04-12 01:35:22 PM

Orgasmatron138: mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Or he'll get flattened by a guy with 100 pounds more muscle than he has.


they list him as 6'2" 240...that isn't exactly small or a similar frame to other kickers.  Granted there are still bigger people than that on the field, but he seems to be a good size for a kicker.
 
2013-04-12 01:41:16 PM
Laces out Marino!
 
2013-04-12 01:50:36 PM
What? They already got Suh, why do they need another kicker?
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2013-04-12 01:58:48 PM

MugzyBrown: mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Yeah..um no.

There are some Aussie football punters in the NFL and they still tackle like girls.


As I recall, Sam Koch and Sav Rocca beg to differ.

// Rocca in particular - isn't he like 6'5, 270?
 
2013-04-12 02:07:51 PM
But is he wiry? And does he smoke on the field?
 
2013-04-12 02:12:03 PM

ChrisDe: OK, football kick take 73......


Marginally Dissatisfied Mike: The last kick in that video is freakin' COOL, regardless of how many tries he might've taken.


Every time there is a trickshot thread of some sort here on fark, you know a decent amount of comments are going to be of the "it probably took forever to get this shot" variety. However, I know what would have taken a kicker like Havard Rugland* a hundred tries would have taken me a million. Seriously, that last kick would have taken weeks for me to luck into.

*I can't help but say "Havard Rugland" like I suppose Matt Damon would say it.
/Hah-vahd Rug-lahnd
 
2013-04-12 02:14:47 PM

Treygreen13: You guys laugh and say he won't be any good in the NFL, but just wait. When the Lions have 4th and 28 from the top row of section 4 and the goalpost has been turned into a trashcan, then they'll be the ones laughing last.


[funny]

SpaceBison: What? They already got Suh, why do they need another kicker?
 [img.photobucket.com image 400x540]


and [funny] .
 
2013-04-12 02:16:42 PM
Personally I'm curious as to if he was actually kicking those 60 yarders. With that straight-on perspective he could plunk those cones down anywhere and go "is 60 yards away, ya ya..."

But that last kick... hot damn.
 
2013-04-12 02:22:53 PM

Hilarity_N_Sues: Personally I'm curious as to if he was actually kicking those 60 yarders. With that straight-on perspective he could plunk those cones down anywhere and go "is 60 yards away, ya ya..."

But that last kick... hot damn.


I guess there's not a lot of motivation for him to fake it, if he really wanted a contract. If he shows up for a tryout and he's dribbling kicks at 45 he wastes his time, and the time of the Lions. Like that girl who became the "first female combine participant" and then kicked 9 yard wounded ducks.
 
2013-04-12 02:36:31 PM

Cheesehead_Dave: Approves:

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Jan was my neighbor for a few years when I was a kid!
 
2013-04-12 02:40:29 PM

Treygreen13: You guys laugh and say he won't be any good in the NFL, but just wait. When the Lions have 4th and 28 from the top row of section 4 and the goalpost has been turned into a trashcan, then they'll be the ones laughing last.



Practice, practice, practice. 10,000 hours. Practice, practice, practice.
 
2013-04-12 02:52:59 PM
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2013-04-12 03:02:17 PM

Dr Dreidel: MugzyBrown: mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Yeah..um no.

There are some Aussie football punters in the NFL and they still tackle like girls.

As I recall, Sam Koch and Sav Rocca beg to differ.

// Rocca in particular - isn't he like 6'5, 270?



My favorite Rocca hit.
 
2013-04-12 03:11:27 PM

MugzyBrown: The 60 yard kick isn't even impressive because NFL level kickers can easily kick 70-80 yards without a line (see kickoff).  It's the line that makes you change the angle of the kick which makes a 55 yard FG difficult.


Well, no.  They're kicking off a tee, which makes it easier to kick distance.  Also, they're taking a 10-12 yard run up on kickoffs.  You get just over a second to get a field goal off and high enough to get over the line, but long enough to make whatever distance you're kicking from.
 
2013-04-12 03:24:51 PM

rcantley: UNC_Samurai: Marcus Aurelius: Nadie_AZ: First, good use of DKM.
Second, while he looks pretty damn good, I want to see how he does with a full suit of armor and the 101st charging him with bayonets afixed.

mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Anything to give the NFL some spice. Unexpected plays from unexpected players are awesome. And I grudgingly give props to the Pats for doing these often.

But why in God's name is he trying out for Detroit?  More than a couple teams should be all OVER this guy.

Being a kicker in Detroit has more job security than the Pope.

Seriously.  I've been alive for 32 years.  They've had TWO kickers in that time.  The Vatican's had 3 popes.


That's kind of the whole shame here.  Their interesting signings need to be in areas where they need to improve - run defense, pass rushing, defense in general, maybe a QB with one chin.  Just kind of sucks when you have to spend time filling a hole that historically you could take for granted.
 
2013-04-12 03:36:12 PM
Dude has skills, even if it took lots of takes, to get that stuff to work at all is damned impressive.

I will be interested to see how his mental makeup holds up once the crowd is in it and he's getting rushed, but I have a feeling he'll do just fine.  Akers may have a short stay in Detroit!
 
2013-04-12 03:38:01 PM

HideAndGoFarkYourself: MugzyBrown: The 60 yard kick isn't even impressive because NFL level kickers can easily kick 70-80 yards without a line (see kickoff).  It's the line that makes you change the angle of the kick which makes a 55 yard FG difficult.

Well, no.  They're kicking off a tee, which makes it easier to kick distance.  Also, they're taking a 10-12 yard run up on kickoffs.  You get just over a second to get a field goal off and high enough to get over the line, but long enough to make whatever distance you're kicking from.


Did you not see his videos? He's not kicking 60 yarders off a tee, they are being held on the ground either by a buddy with a finger or the same wire-holder the NFL sidelines use.

He's got a cannon leg and it looks like he can aim it, too.
 
2013-04-12 03:53:17 PM
www.themoviemind.com

^ is impressed.

/hot like the cheerleaders
 
2013-04-12 03:56:09 PM

xaks: He's got a cannon leg and it looks like he can aim it, too.


Given that kicks are high-trajectory and mimic indirect fire, shouldn't legs be referred to as howitzers?
 
2013-04-12 03:58:54 PM

Dr Dreidel: MugzyBrown: mrwknd: I hope on his first punt it's a fake, and that rugby player runs for touchdown.

With pads on he might flatten some in his path.

Yeah..um no.

There are some Aussie football punters in the NFL and they still tackle like girls.

As I recall, Sam Koch and Sav Rocca beg to differ.

// Rocca in particular - isn't he like 6'5, 270?


Remember

www.customink.com
 
2013-04-12 04:42:27 PM
It's not like they signed him just based off the video. He showed promise in workouts. He still has to beat out Akers for the job. If he doesn't, then he doesn't get paid
 
2013-04-12 04:55:44 PM

xaks: HideAndGoFarkYourself: MugzyBrown: The 60 yard kick isn't even impressive because NFL level kickers can easily kick 70-80 yards without a line (see kickoff).  It's the line that makes you change the angle of the kick which makes a 55 yard FG difficult.

Well, no.  They're kicking off a tee, which makes it easier to kick distance.  Also, they're taking a 10-12 yard run up on kickoffs.  You get just over a second to get a field goal off and high enough to get over the line, but long enough to make whatever distance you're kicking from.

Did you not see his videos? He's not kicking 60 yarders off a tee, they are being held on the ground either by a buddy with a finger or the same wire-holder the NFL sidelines use.

He's got a cannon leg and it looks like he can aim it, too.


Did you read the person I was responding to, where he talks about kickoffs and how this guy isn't impressive because kickoffs go 70-80 yards?  "They're kicking off a tee" = kickoffs....

See it?

60 yards off the ground is fantastic, but the guy was trying to say his leg is weak, because guys on kickoffs, using a tee, with a 10 yard run up, and no line are going 70-80 yards.
 
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