Punting in the NFL can be an art form, but former NFL kicker Pat McAfee wants everyone to know that Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a true master of this art.
McAfee, of the sports website Barstool, tok to Twitter on Sunday to break down a punt Hekker pulled off against Indianapolis in Week 1 that McAfee said was usually tried only in practice.
As Hekker dropped the ball to punt it, McAfee pointed out, he turned it sideways to give the ball a certain spin when it lands.
“He dropped this ball sideways to try to make it spin right,” McAfee said. “I’ve never seen anybody have enough balls to do this in a game because if you miss this, it’s going, like, 7 yards.”
Hekker, however, nailed the punt, which bounced out at the Colts’ 6-yard line, giving their offense awful field position.