Except maybe the Stamps, but teams care so much about field position now that if its outside the 45 yard line they always punt. We used to see more 50, 55, even 60 yard attempts.
Obviously, the field position strategy is sound, but it is kind of cool to see them try a really long kick and make it, like 58 yards. Or are these kickers just not as good as Passagilia, Osbaldiston, and other players like that? It makes you wonder.
iunno but it is great to see long kicks. I know there was a kid in the winnipeg high school league who nailed a 48 yarder. and guy on my team 2 years ago rang the bang off the bottom cross bar from 51 yards. So i think CFL kickers can do it but if you can pin your opponent and get better field position it is a smarter way to play.
this much like hte constant out of bounds punts are caused by every team in the league having a dangerous return man ready to run the ball back and the field goal unit is not meant to be chasing after small fast guys like tompkins or armstead
i think that the idea of retunring a field goal should be taken out of the rule books. now i know this will tkae critizism but if a kicker misses a field goal there shopuld be no chance for return and no single point if it goes through the endzone. same goes for punts through the endzone. i think the single point on missed field goals and punts through the endzone is kinda dumb. a missed field goal is a missed field goal and failure shouldn;t be rewarded by a single point.