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Friday, October 24, 2014

Cade Foster, AJ McCarron respond to David Pollack tweet

Cade-Foster-AlabamaNorthern Illinois was shockingly blown out by Bowling Green on Friday night. There were very few highlights for the Huskies, as Heisman hopeful Jordan Lynch had a terrible night passing the ball and threw two interceptions. However, Northern Illinois kicker Mathew Sims did showcase his powerful leg.

Before the game got away from the Huskies, Sims kept them in it by nailing field goals of 51 and 45 yards in the second quarter. This impressed ESPN analyst David Pollack, who used the kicks as an opportunity to take a shot at Alabama.

Alabama kicker Cade Foster, who infamously missed three field goals in Bama’s loss to Auburn last weekend, did not appreciate Pollack’s insight. Foster felt that Pollack was singling him out after a week in which Foster received death threats and was harassed by Crimson Tide fans. AJ McCarron was also quick to come to his teammate’s defense.

Pollack responded to Foster, telling him the comment was not meant as an insult but more about what a luxury it can be to have a kicker that can nail field goals from that range.

I can see both sides of the argument. Foster felt like Pollack, a former Georgia linebacker who was named an All-American in three consecutive seasons, should not have made him look bad. Pollack was simply saying that kicking is a huge part of Alabama’s game that is lacking, though plenty of teams could use a kicker with a leg like Sims’. In any event, I don’t blame Foster for standing up for himself after such a long week.



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