Kickers and punters usually don’t receive the kind of recognition and accolades as the rest of the 53-man roster. Simply put, the nature of the position does not demand the same degree of physicality as other positions.
While receivers and running backs are called “the skill positions,” specialists are the ultimate skill players.
The tradeoff for physicality is a necessity for consistent excellence, while striving for perfection.
The position requires a reassurance and a mental toughness with the ability to rise above the pressure of 80,000 screaming fans with the game and/or season on the line. There is a sense of reliance that comes with the territory.
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