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- noun (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
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Yachvili will be missed for his place-kicking prowess but his replacement by Morgan Parra will not weaken a side who have the flanker Imanol Harinordoquy desperate to make a point after being allowed only 16 minutes against the Italians last weekend.
With Washington beginning its bye week after that game, it would not be surprising, if Gano struggles against the Lions, to see a place-kicking tryout at Redskins Park during the team's time off.
Graham Gano is 31st in the NFL on field goals Jason Reid 2010
Stephen Myler, on the other hand, is relatively inexperienced in these situations and his place-kicking under pressure has not always been up to the level required.
He is still not getting his kickoffs to the end zone, but he is getting them inside the 10, which is a major improvement He and Vince D'Amato will continue to compete for the place-kicking duties, but Tavecchio is the leader.
The offense lost its top two playmakers, the defensive unit is being reshaped with young and somewhat inexperienced players, and the kicking game, both place-kicking and punting, is questionable.
There were only 71 botched snaps last season out of 4,647 plays that featured place-kicking and punting units.
One Jet's Upside-Down Dream Scott Cacciola 2010
All-American Zoltan Mesko's likely replacement at punter is incoming freshman Will Hagerup, while redshirt freshman Brendan Gibbons will get first crack at the place-kicking job.
According to the Kansas City Star, Medlock in 2007 became the NFL's first African-American place-kicking specialist since Gene Mingo in the early 1960s.
That started changing for kickers, at least, in 1964, when Hungary's Pete Gogolak introduced soccer-style place-kicking to the Buffalo Bills.
Meet the NFL's Most Interesting Man John U. Bacon 2010
Lawrence Tynes will vie for the vacant place-kicking job.