Really don't see why everyone is getting so angry about this tryout. It's not like this has never happened before in the NFL. Ignore all the tricks and fancy stuff and you'll see him nail 60 yarders. Not really a bad guy to give a tryout to.
In any event, I'm fine with Nick so it's whatever.
'Kickalicious' gets tryout with Lions
Updated Mar 8, 2013 3:55 AM ET
SAN DIEGO (AP)
Just call him ''Kickalicious.''
That's what coaches with the Detroit Lions did after they couldn't pronounce Havard Rugland's name during a tryout earlier this week.
Rugland is the Norwegian Internet kicking sensation who hopes to parlay his incredible trick-shot video - which he called ''Kickalicious'' - into a dream job kicking for an NFL team.
Next up for Rugland is a trip to Michael Husted's pro kicking camp in Florida, where the goal is to be seen by more NFL teams.
Rugland feels his tryout in Detroit went well, despite tweaking the hamstring in his powerful left leg. He's refined his kicking motion while working with Husted in San Diego since having a tryout with the New York Jets in December.
''I think the thing they liked most was my leg strength,'' said Rugland, who is 6-foot-2 1/2 and 240 pounds. ''That's always good. Of course, you're always working on your consistency. That's never 100 percent, so that's what I'm working on.''
While Rugland works to learn a sport he became familiar with only about two years ago by watching the Super Bowl on TV, NFL personnel are learning about Rugland. His first name is pronounced HO-var.
How hard is it to pronounce Havard Rugland? :confused:
Originally Posted by C Mart
The Jets should sign that chick who couldn't kick the ball 20 yards in her big show case.
Not that far-fetched. The Jets signed Australian rules football player Ben Graham who was a punter for the Jets between 2005 and 2007 and subsequently was the punter for the Cardinal, Saints and Lions. He was a Hall of Fame Australian Rules football player Graham was long noted for his ability to kick extraordinarily long distances with accuracy (in particular his expertise at the torpedo punt). This is one of the key reasons that he was believed to have potential as a professional NFL punter. He is the only player to be named a captain of both an AFL and NFL side.
Hey, you never know,
Well some of the "geniuses" on JI would disagree. Shocking I know.
Originally Posted by rajensen088