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Sunday, 11 November 2018

Aussie NFL star sends pundit into meltdown


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Australian punting sensation Michael Dickson has once again got the NFL sitting up and taking notice after landing a "perfect punt" for his Seattle Seahawks in their battle with the league-leading LA Rams.

With his team clearing their area on fourth down, Dickson punted from Seattle's 43 yard line and landed the ball just one yard from the Rams' end zone, with the ball bouncing back on its point to allow one of his teammates to collect it and dot it down on the Rams' two yard line.

If you're not an NFL fan that might not mean much to you but the hilarious and hysterical reaction of two-time Pro Bowl punter Pat McAfee, who analysed the punt from his lounge room on Twitter, tells you a lot about the hype Dickson is generating in his rookie year.

"Now they're on the 43 yard line, what can you do with it, Down Under Destroyer, Michael Dickson?" McAfee asked as he spoke over vision of Dickson's punt on his television.

"Oh, a perfect punt. Perfect! A perfect punt. Bounce at the one (yard line), check back, dot it at the two. It's unbelievable!

"This dude is changing the game ... that is perfection! Boom, at the one and a half. Let me put a little backspin on there like it's my wedge, come one back he says, pull the string he says.

"Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh! Round of applause to me, he says."

https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/1061752462187606016

McAfee's excitable commentary comes just a week after Dickson was touted to make the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, with Ben Graham, the only Aussie punter to play in a Super Bowl, describing Dickson as a "hot favourite" for the incredible nod.

"The way the Pro Bowl works, it's a third of the fan vote, a third of the media and a third of the players. So sometimes it can be swayed by popular opinion and in Michael Dickson's case, based on what he's done so far this year, he's a shoe-in," Graham told Wide World of Sports in an exclusive interview.

"He has brought the position of punter to life based on what he's been able to do on the field.

"Aussie boys grow up kicking a football but when you get into the NFL the coaches can sometimes turn you into robotic, very technical punters.

"Michael has been able to use some of his instincts to kick it away from the returner to really give the opposition something to think about."

 

Australian punting sensation Michael Dickson has once again got the NFL sitting up and taking notice after landing a "perfect punt" for his Seattle Seahawks in their battle with the league-leading LA Rams.

With his team clearing their area on fourth down, Dickson punted from Seattle's 43 yard line and landed the ball just one yard from the Rams' end zone, with the ball bouncing back on its point to allow one of his teammates to collect it and dot it down on the Rams' two yard line.

If you're not an NFL fan that might not mean much to you but the hilarious and hysterical reaction of two-time Pro Bowl punter Pat McAfee, who analysed the punt from his lounge room on Twitter, tells you a lot about the hype Dickson is generating in his rookie year.

"Now they're on the 43 yard line, what can you do with it, Down Under Destroyer, Michael Dickson?" McAfee asked as he spoke over vision of Dickson's punt on his television.

"Oh, a perfect punt. Perfect! A perfect punt. Bounce at the one (yard line), check back, dot it at the two. It's unbelievable!

"This dude is changing the game ... that is perfection! Boom, at the one and a half. Let me put a little backspin on there like it's my wedge, come one back he says, pull the string he says.

"Yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh! Round of applause to me, he says."

https://twitter.com/PatMcAfeeShow/status/1061752462187606016

McAfee's excitable commentary comes just a week after Dickson was touted to make the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, with Ben Graham, the only Aussie punter to play in a Super Bowl, describing Dickson as a "hot favourite" for the incredible nod.

"The way the Pro Bowl works, it's a third of the fan vote, a third of the media and a third of the players. So sometimes it can be swayed by popular opinion and in Michael Dickson's case, based on what he's done so far this year, he's a shoe-in," Graham told Wide World of Sports in an exclusive interview.

"He has brought the position of punter to life based on what he's been able to do on the field.

"Aussie boys grow up kicking a football but when you get into the NFL the coaches can sometimes turn you into robotic, very technical punters.

"Michael has been able to use some of his instincts to kick it away from the returner to really give the opposition something to think about."

 

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