In my ceaseless hunt for every possible angle on the world of the kicker I found a great post credited to Maurile on the Pro-Football-Reference blog (catchy title, guys!) making a case for why teams could benefit from having different players for placekicking and kickoffs. It has been a while since teams began using a single player specifically for kicking and even less time has passed since the role was split between punters and placekickers.
Considering there are those who would like to see kicking eliminated completely from the sport, Maurile's defense is nice to see.
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