Cowboys Kicker on Ted Ginn Jr.: Hit Him in the Mouth Early and He Might Give Up
Ted Ginn Jr. was one of the most valuable players of the opening weekend of the NFL season. The special teams ace returned a kickoff for a touchdown with under four minutes left against the Seahawks, and a handful of plays later, he returned a punt to the house. Ginn took a 19-17 game and single-handedly made it a 33-17 blowout in a matter of minutes. He’s a game-changer on special teams, and he’ll look to continue his efforts Sunday when his 49ers play the Cowboys.
Despite Ginn’s success as a returner, Cowboys kicker David Buehler is not worried. In fact, he thinks Ginn can be intimidated. Speaking about the Cowboys’ game Sunday against the 49ers, Buehler took a shot at Ginn.
“If the wind is at my back, hopefully I’ll get the green light and be able to kick a touchback and keep it out of Ted Ginn’s hands because he is a dangerous returner,” Cowboys kicker David Buehler said. “As long as you hit him in the mouth earlier, I think he might give up.”
Ordinarily you might say a kicker has no business calling a real player soft, but Buehler is no ordinary kicker. The ex-USC Trojan is a 6’2″ 227 lb. monster who played running back and linebacker in high school. Oh yeah, he also outlifted 27 offensive linemen at the combine and ran a 4.56 40. He can defend himself on the field perfectly fine and will have no problem standing up to Ginn. The question is if Ginn will be able to make him pay on the field.