Is Josh Scobee The Best Kicker In NFL?
As Josh Scobee lined up to attempt a 59 yard field goal two weeks ago to beat the Colts there was an air of confidence on the Jaguars sideline.
Several players after the game expressed their lack of concern about the outcome of the game once Scobee took the field.
Before the Jaguars got the ball, quarterback David Garrard asked Scobee on the sideline where the offense needed to get to give him a shot at the game winner. Scobee said the 40 yard line, and after a nice sideline completion to wide receiver Tiquan Underwood the Jags were set up nicely at the Colts 41 yard line.
Scobee drilled the 59 yard field goal, the longest of his seven year NFL career, and the Jaguars had an important victory over a division rival. That kick marked the third time that Scobee had beaten the Colts with a last second field goal of 50+ yards.
After Sunday’s game in Buffalo, Scobee is a perfect 10 for 10 on the season. Nine of the field goals are from outside of 40 yards. With this combination of accuracy and distance it appears that Scobee has made a solid case to be considered the best kicker in the NFL.
All of this early season success is coming off of Scobee worst statistical year in 2009. Last year he missed 10 of his 28 field goal attempts. Certainly after a performance like that Scobee knew his job was in jeopardy coming into the 2010 season, and he has responded in a big way.
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