Mind-set of the kicker

Greg Garber talks kicking -- from dealing with pressure to recovering from misses -- with seven of the NFL's best kickers.

Updated: November 15, 2006, 1:10 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Place-kickers, for approximately six days, 23 hours and 59 minutes each week, are an underappreciated group.

They wander the practice field, unconsciously turning over a ball in their hands, while the real work is getting done in crunching seven-on-seven drills. When the game finally arrives, kickers are on the sideline for the vast majority of the typical game's 125 plays, in which 22 mostly physically superior players are engaged in the bruising business of football.

Then, ...

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