NFL Wild Card Weekend: My Three Wishes

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Richard O'Hagan in NFL
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á 1. I Wish That Shane Lechler Could Get The Respect That He Deserves á No, I haven't gone completely mad. I am using my first wish of the week on that much maligned NFL player, the punter. Not just any old punter, of course, but the one who just broke an all-time NFL record for the second season running, narrowly broke another (and only failed to do so because of his own selflessness), and who was just voted to his umpteenth consecutive Pro-Bowl. á For once, the Raiders were not just mindlessly flashing money around when they made Lechler the highest paid punter in history back in the last close season. When you've got an offense as, well, inoffensive as Oakland's, you need to know that your punter can pin your opponents deep into their own half with every punt. Lechler does just that, ...

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