Kickers are perhaps the most underrated and abused players in the NFL. They usually don't stay in one place for very long and are often tossed aside at any sign of inconsistency.
Many fans don't even think they should even be a part of American football and believe they'd better belong playing soccer (the world's true football).
However, kickers, along with the even more despised punters, are crucial as far as field position goes over the course of an NFL game.
Kickers in the NFL are similar to closing pitchers in the MLB or NHL goalies during a shootout with the pressure that is poured on them at the end of the game. They are expected to put the ball through the uprights every chance they get.
Whether you like it or not, field goals and missed field goals can drastically change a contest, especially in OT and in the closing seconds of regulation.
The Green Bay Packers have had a few ferocious foots boot the ball over the years, and here is a tribute to a position that is the often the object of mocking.