With the Eagles drafting a new kicker this year it could mean that David Air Jordan 6 Italia Akers fruitful spell with the Eagles could be over.
Over Akers tenure spanning 12 seasons he has proved to be the surprise package for the team, scoring clutch field goals when depended upon and becoming one of the most consistent kickers in the league. Akers best statistical year came in his 4th year with the team when he successfully kicked a impressive 30 of 34 field goals, a percentage of 88.2%.
Akers has received five pro bowl selections and also holds the record for the most consecutive postseason field goal conversions. An extraordinary player, and a very charitable role model, it seems that in the light of most recent circumstances he might however not be returning with Philly. He is a free agent now, and the Eagles jaocienesien10/26 tagged him as their transition player this offseason, a move that Akers disagreed strongly with.
The uncertainty surrounding Akers contract is likely to be the motivation for picking a kicker in this season draft. Another factor might have been the underlying personal issues which led to a previously calm Air Jordan 13 Italia and collected kicker missing two vital field goals in last season playoff loss to eventual winners Green Bay Packers. We all know that even the most reliable kickers have been benched after missing key field goals.
So out with the old and in with the new. In Alex Henery, the Eagles get a fantastic player. The former Nebraska Cornhusker went 120th overall, and he is the highest kicker to be selected since the Patriots took Stephen Gostkowski two spots earlier than that in 2006, and the best part is that he is also a great punter.
Henery definitely has some big shoes to fill but looks like he is the right man for the job. In his four seasons with the Cornhuskers he missed just two attempts shorter than 50 yards. Does he have a long leg?