Right Time For Healthy Barth ReturnMarch 23rd, 2014
With the NFL contemplating driving up the values of kickers to ridiculous levels, Joe is breathing easy knowing that Bucs kicker Connor Barth is ready.
Yes, the trouble The Rian Lindell Experience is over.
Barth flushed a fat pile of money and his 2013 season when he tore his Achilles during a charity basketball game last summer.
One could say it altered Bucs history, considering a stronger Bucs kicking game likely would have put another two wins on the board early last season. And that ultimately could have led to another season for Greg Schiano.
Barth is signed for 2014, and Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com teased last week that he’s got a feature coming up on Barth very soon.
If that’s not a big clue Barth is healthy and ready, former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik already spilled the beans that Barth was belting 50-yard field goals in December.
In what feels like a move born from NFL executives throwing back Southern Comfort on a yacht off Myrtle Beach, the NFL is considering (see top link above) moving extra points back to the 25 yard line. The owners and their competition committee are gathering in Orlando this week.
Joe sincerely hopes the NFL isn’t altered by such a stupid, needless concept. But if so, at least are armed (legged?) with a quality kicker. Barth, 27, was easily among the NFL’s 10 best kickers before his injury.