New Kicker Greg Zuerlein Impresses St. Louis Rams In Scrimmage
The St. Louis Rams have gone young in the kicking game for 2012, but place kicker Greg Zuerlein in particular has really impressed the coaching staff and players alike. He was selected in the sixth round by the team after being brought in out of nearby Missouri Western State during the pre-draft workout process. That selection is looking awfully smart at this point.
In a scrimmage on Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome, Zuerlein nailed kicks of 39, 44, 49, 54 and 59 yards before barely missing a 64 yard attempt wide left. He was reluctantly happy with his own performance saying: “I had the distance; I just didn’t connect on it. I’d like to make every kick and when I don’t it’s kind of disappointing. Other than that, it was a good day.”
Quarterback Sam Bradford hopes that the majority of kicks Zuerlein is making this year are extra points, but he was highly enthused about the rookie’s showing. Bradford said: “That last one was, what, 64? It got there. To have that in your back pocket and know that we don’t have to get down to the 31-, 30-yard line to get our special teams, I think that last one was from the 46. So it’s nice to not have to get it all the way down there to get yourself in position to get some points.”
Those chances at points are crucial at the end of halves or in game-deciding situations. The Rams have to like the direction things are trending with their youth infusion on special teams and if Zuerlein can continue to build on his accurate display from Saturday, the point total should greatly increase for the team this season.
Follow Anthony Blake on Twitter @ChargingBolts or on Facebook at Anthony Mizarkus Blake
Report: Seattle Seahawks find a way to extend another star player
The Seahawks are apparently salary cap masters. Read More
15 NFL People Who Don't Belong in the Hall of Fame
These 15 people from the NFL are enshrined in Canton, but certainly don't deserve to be. Read More
Report: Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller gets really, really good news
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller had the summer from hell just two years ago. Man, oh man, how far he’s come. Miller got some great news on Saturday. A clean Von Miller dismissed from NFL's drug program http://t.co/Konpi1531I #9News — Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 2, 2015 From Mike Klis’ article on 9News: As Denver Broncos ... Read More
Tebow's Chances With Eagles Looking More Realistic
Tim Tebow hasn't been looked at as a serious contender to have much of an impact with the Philadelphia Eagles, but that could change very, very soon. Read More