It didn’t cost Saban Derick Brassard Youth jersey this time. His freshman backup QB threw the pass of a lifetime and bailed him out. But the lack of coaching could have decided the game. Maybe it’s time to bring in someone to make sure the kickers are getting the instruction they need.
Saints kicker Wil Lutz had another strong outing in the Wild Card Game this weekend, as he converted his lone attempt from 57 yards to help lift New Orleans over Carolina, 31-26. That’s the fifth consecutive week Lutz has been perfect on field goals, his last miss coming on Dec. 3. The 23-year-old Georgia State product has been fantastic after a slightly shaky start, overcoming field-goal misses in three of the first four weeks to put together a very impressive season.
I’d say more about Lutz, but let’s be real: This entire section was written because the guy’s name is Lutz and I wanted to link to the 30 Rock bit where everyone tells Lutz to shut up even when he isn’t speaking. What a doof that guy was, Lutz. Ha.
John Jaso Limited Jersey Jacksonville’s Brad Nortman and Buffalo’s Colton Schmidt traded off 23 (!) of them in the game, a veritable smorgasbord of punts. We had all different kinds of punts: high ones and low ones, end-over-enders and spirals. For us investigators in the Mindpunters division, it was frankly overwhelming.
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The performance led Slate to run an article headlined The 10 best punts of the Bills-Jaguars game. The article was nicely written, with a good index of the punts from the game, and if I find out the writer was actually making fun of the punt posse (aka the Uncle Tupa-bros), I am going to lose my god damn mind.
Actually they had pictures from the game, Fournette said. I think her in-laws didn’t know who I was until everybody started taking pictures with me and then they were like, ‘We were at the game going against y’all. It was cold.’ Things like that.
Fournette said the woman apologized after the accident, which happened on Interstate 295. There were no injuries.
I was good, Fournette said. I had my seatbelt on so I wasn’t really worried.
The thing that surprised Fournette was the fact that one of the first responders asked him whether he could keep the rear bumper from his car, which had been knocked off during the accident and then asked if he would sign it.