Bengals' Punter Kevin Huber Didn't Pick Up A First Down, But He Sure Did Freak 'Em With The Okie Doke
Word to Stuart Scott (R.I.P.), because apparently the Bengals punter is as cool as the other side of the pillow. You'd probably need some veteran savvy and a hell of a lot of job security to casually pull off a move this slick en route to nothing more than a turnover on downs. However - even if Kevin Huber didn't have any of that - the confidence necessarily for a special teams' sitting duck to go behind-the-back in the face of the NFL equivalent of kamikaze pilots would surely keep him off the 'NFL Street' for too long. Never mind a flawlessly executed coffin corner, because the kicker with the 'Peanuts' to treat fringe roster players like Charlie Brown while pretending the NFL preseason is NBA Pro-Am can lace 'em up and boot balls for me any day.
I know we are generally a results oriented society that expects proverbial broken ankles to result in metaphorical made buckets, but I think we can make an exception for the guy that's playing against men twice his size that would undoubtedly try to break him in half if it meant increasing their odds of making the roster by even one single percentile. Like, a first down would have been nice, but I think the piss poor field position can be forgiven after he pulled a show-and-go on someone that had every incentive to detach his Pro Bowl-caliber moneymaker. I haven't the slightest clue where Kevin Huber ranks league-wide, but - as far as I am concerned - a guy with the presence of mind to turn a seemingly inevitable blocked punt into the highlight of his career is the type of guy you want trying to dead 'em inside the 5 when a meaningful game is on the line.