Some kickers, punters don't favor special teams K-Ball

Updated: January 10, 2007, 12:55 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Even in perfect weather, some footballs can be too slippery.

While teams are allowed to practice with regular game balls during the week, the ones used on special teams are off limits until shortly before kickoff. They're shiny and new, and even have a name -- the K-Ball.

There's one major problem, though: The balls are a bit slick because they're fresh out of the box.

"Nobody really likes the K-Balls. The kickers somehow, the punters somehow, ...

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