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Ndamukong Suh Attempts an Extra Point and Misses (Video)

Coaching quiz: if your place kicker suffers an injury in the middle of a game, who do you bring in to do the kicking?  If you answered “your 307-pound defensive tackle,”Jim Schwartz wants you on his staff.  When Lions kicker Jason Hanson was unable to attempt an extra point after injuring himself on a field goal attempt, Schwartz called on Ndamukong Suh to attempt the kick.  Suh banged it off the upright and missed, preventing Detroit from taking a 14-10 lead.  As a result, they now lead the Jets by only a field goal.

Regardless of the outcome, the attempt was quite the site.  I’ve seen linemen attempting kicks in high school a few times, but I must say this is the first time I’ve seen a 300-plus pounder line up for a kick.  You can scope out the Ndamukong Suh extra point video here.


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  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    That was awesome. He has nothing on Wes Welker or Esteban Johnson, but that was sweet.

  • http://twitter.com/IntheOT Chad Margulius

    Yeah it changed the complexion of the game allowing the Jets to only a FG in the final minutes to send the game to OT. Would have been way tougher to accomplish scoring a TD needing it for the outright win trailing by 4 with no time outs.

    Didnt Welker kick in college, huge advantage. Ive never seen a defensive lineman try to kick a PAT