Wil Lutz Received A Request For Urine A Day After Hitting a 52 Yard Game Winner, And I Finally Trust A Saints Kicker!
That's it! That's all the conformation I need. The Saints have found their leg of the future. Sean Payton's relationships with kickers might last about as long as 3rd grade crushes, but I have to imagine that Wil Lutz has what it takes to at least finish out the season. Considering the 2-3 week stands he's famous for, a full season is basically an engagement to a player at a position that can help decide the outcome of games. Obviously the player in question has got the stones to knock through 52 yard game winners after his defense has done their damnedest to make sure the pressure is at it's highest, but - more importantly - he's apparently already on the receiving end of attempted, baseless disciplinary action from the front offices of NFL. If you don't trust Sean Payton's judgment or your very own eyes then trust the grudge that Roger Goodell holds for your very own New Orleans Saints. This isn't the first Saints kicker to make a 50+ harder over the last decade, but - as my memory serves me - it's the first one whose talent intimidated the commissioner enough to send over a "totally random" piss test. Somehow that serves as a bigger vote of confidence then the fact that his head coach - whose history with special teams is "special" at best - picked him up on a whim 5 days before the season started.
Also, I'm about 90% sure this drug test is Brandin Cooks fault. He vowed to continue doing his bow-and-arrow celebration, and you just know there wasn't a soft dick in the NFL offices when he was streaking down the sidelines en route to an 87 yard touchdown. They were already debating what frivolous amount they should fine him when he decided NOT to "threaten" all the women and children in attendance by pointing his imaginary weaponry in the air. You just don't promise Roger Goodell the opportunity to penalize your team then rip it away from him. Not without retribution anyway. In this case that retribution came as a hopeful demand for urine dirty enough to continue the Saints kicking woes for another couple weeks. Thank God the their defense hasn't tackled anyone since 2013 or we might have a BountyGate sequel on our hands after Brandin Cooks cock teased the commish with potential celebratory "violence".