Posted on October 31st, 2007 at 11:45 pm by Cheesesteak Hoagie
Congrats to David Akers, your NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October!
While not quite as dubious as leading the minor leagues in home runs, we can safely say that this award is a mixed blessing (at best) for Akers and the Birds. I’m cool with the kicker getting his props if he’s hitting a bunch of clutch kicks to win games (like the Bironas guy in Tennessee), but, um, Akers actually missed a couple kicks this month and the only reason he had to kick so often was that the Birds couldn’t get into the endzone.
The stats are even more damning: the longest kick Akers made in October was 37 yards, and the average length of his made field goals was 27.1 yards.