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Behind the scenes with Nate Kaeding

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerRay, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    From our friends at SSP.

    http://www.stalkingstevephillips.com/2010/01/15/nate-kaeding-exclusive-behind-the-scenes/

    With just days left before the big Jets-Chargers playoff showdown, SSP caught up with San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding. Jets fans remember Kaeding as the rookie who pushed a 40-yard field goal attempt wide right on a wet field in overtime in the playoffs five years ago, opening the door for New York to move down the field and win it 20-17 on Doug Brien’s 28-yard field goal with five seconds left on the clock. Kaeding has gone on to become one of the most accurate kickers in the NFL. If Sunday’s game comes down to Kaeding’s right leg, odds are he’s not going to be wide right like he was as a rookie. Don’t be hatin’ though. He’s a quiet, thoughtful guy from Iowa who graciously withstood a barrage of questions from the peanut gallery:

    Q: What music pumps you up before games?

    A: “I’ll listen to some classical stuff. I think for me, it’s the opposite. I want to be pumped down. With kickers it’s probably a bad thing to listen to Metallica before you go out there and kick a field goal. Something to kind of calm me down. I’ve got like some movie soundtracks, something like that.’’

    Q: If they were to name a sandwich after you, what would it consist of?

    A: “Probably just something simple. Turkey on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato. “

    Q: Who’s the best prankster on the team?

    A: “Nick Hardwick.” (The fact that Kaeding chose not to provide specifics tells you something).

    Q: Who’s the best QB this year in the NFL?

    A: ‘’This guy right here.’’ (That would be Philip Rivers, who was standing five feet from Kaeding).

    Q: You’re starting a professional football team and can build around four players in the league. Who are they?

    A: “You start with a quarterback, so I’d say Philip; couple good O-lineman like a Hutchinson and a running back guy like Adrian Peterson. Throw Vincent Jackson in there, too.” (Jackson is SD’s star WR whose locker is near Kaeding’s).

    Q: “Do you miss the XFL and could it survive if it they re-launched it?

    A: “I never watched it. “

    Q: Who’s your best friend in the league?

    A “Probably my punter and holder, Mike Scifres.”

    Q: Ten guys attack you in a bar at once. Who’s the one guy in the league you want to have your back?

    A: ‘’Ooh. I’d say Kris Dielman.” (Good answer, since Dielman, the Chargers’ 6-foot-4, 320-pound left guard, is considered one of the nastiest O-linemen in the league).

    Q: What’s the most memorable moment in your career?

    A: “Yet to happen.” (Hint: he’d like it to happen in the Super Bowl).

    Q: Top five most beautiful women in sports?

    A: ‘’Geez. I’d have to go with Anna Kournikova and (Maria) Sharapova. Who else? That’s all I know. Those two.’’
     
  2. CoronaDoug

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    I just can't seem to stop. Keep them coming. :icon_tease::icon_rofl:
     
  3. CoronaDoug

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    Q: What music pumps you up before games?

    A: “I’ll listen to some classical stuff. I think for me, it’s the opposite. I want to be pumped down. With kickers it’s probably a bad thing to listen to Metallica before you go out there and kick a field goal (MAYBE YOU SHOULD TRY IT). Something to kind of calm me down. I’ve got like some movie soundtracks, something like that. :)icon_rofl:)’’

    Q: If they were to name a sandwich after you, what would it consist of?

    A: “Probably just something simple. Turkey on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato. (WITH THE SANDWICH LEANING TO THE RIGHT)“


    Q: “Do you miss the XFL and could it survive if it they re-launched it?

    A: “I never watched it (BUT IF I MISS ANOTHER PLAYOFF KICK I WILL LOOK INTO IT). “

    Q: Who’s your best friend in the league?

    A “Probably my punter and holder, Mike Scifres (AND HOLLYWOOD LEO BUT HE IS NOT IN THE LEAGUE).”

    Q: Ten guys attack you in a bar (OR ONE ON BOLTTALK)at once. Who’s the one guy in the league you want to have your back?

    A: ‘’Ooh. I’d say Kris Dielman (OR HOLLYWOOD LEO).” (Good answer, since Dielman, the Chargers’ 6-foot-4, 320-pound left guard, is considered one of the nastiest O-linemen in the league).

    Q: What’s the most memorable moment in your career?

    A: “Yet to happen.” (MY THERAPIST SAYS THE I BLOCK OUT THINGS THAT ARE TRAUMATIC) (Hint: he’d like it to happen in the Super Bowl).


    Come on I am just having fun! I did post a positive article today on Nate so I have to make up for it!
     
  4. HollywoodLeo

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    I had a dream last night...no, I'll call it a premonition, that Nate Kaeding kicked the game winner in the Super Bowl with 2 seconds left. :abq2:
     
  5. CoronaDoug

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    And if that happens all is forgiven! :nana_love:
     
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  6. SDChargers1982

    SDChargers1982 Well-Known Member

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    ...and I get a heart attack...:lol::lol:
     
  7. IFiredCHart

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    Was it a 24-yarder? :lol:
     
  8. CoronaDoug

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    :lmfao:
     
  9. HollywoodLeo

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    That would give Corona fits.

    He'd have to change his sig to "I miss clutch FGs in the playoffs of over 24 yards"

    Wait...he already has to do that.
     
  10. Retired Catholic

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    Kaeding is nails. For the cognisenti of the trivial, he's Anderson nails.
     

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