Wolfert has attended Zauner's combines, reconfirming his place among the most accurate free agents,...
Wolfert has attended Zauner's combines, reconfirming his place among the most accurate free agents, tweeting afterward about all the field goals he made. And after each event, he's told by teams that what's in demand is a stronger kickoff leg off the tee, even if it means average accuracy off turf.
"That's the opposite of what I am," Wolfert says.
Look, I get it. I understand why teams want kickoff legs, and I hear Football Outsiders' point about inconsistency. Still, I wonder if the league is taking accuracy for granted. Placing power above precision in 2009 led to a leaguewide field goal percentage of 81.3 -- lowest in three years. Some of the best kickers -- Adam Vinatieri, David Akers, John Kasay -- aren't known for thunderous boots off a tee. Coaches should strive to do what the Falcons, for example, did last year: designate punters to kick off; save kickers for field goals.