NFL | Rule Change Could Eliminate "Icing the Kicker" - from http://www.KFFL.com
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 20:15:16 -0800
Nick Schenck, of Chargers.com, reports at the NFL's annual owners meetings currently being held in Maui, representatives from each NFL club will vote on whether or not teams should be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct if they call consecutive timeouts on defense during field goal attempts or any dead-ball situation, commonly referred to as "icing the kicker." For the proposal to pass, 24 of the 32 NFL teams (75 percent) must approve it.
From the horse-collar tackle (which has its OWN thread... none of that in here) to this, I am getting agitated. Icing the kicker is a time-honored startegy. Kickers are PAID TO DO ONE JOB... if they can't handle the pressure, they are not preforming their job correctly. This is like saying the NFL should elimate the concept of "defense," as tends to make QBs nervous.
I can't see this happening. If it does, I will be extremely upset...