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Scifres happy to leave 'em hanging

Discussion in 'Latest Chargers News & Headlines' started by robdog, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
    <blockquote>By Jay Posner

    <img width="150" height="237" align="left" alt="Chargers punter Mike Scifres can boom with the best, but he doesn't have to." title="Chargers punter Mike Scifres can boom with the best, but he doesn't have to." src="http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060824/images/sp_chargers.jpg" />The temptation is to be the gridiron John Daly, to launch every punt as far as his powerful right foot can send it.

    But Mike Scifres is a golfer himself and he knows winning a long-drive contest isn't the same as winning, period. Sometimes, as Tiger Woods showed at the British Open, it makes more sense to leave the driver in the bag and emphasize control.

    In Scifres' job as an NFL punter, "winning" is scored through the net distance of each punt – gross yardage minus return yardage. And his "iron game" consists of sacrificing a little distance for a lot of hang time.</blockquote>
    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20060824-9999-1s24chargers.html"><strong>Article Link</strong></a>

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