Punters Sam Martin and Blake Clingan couldn't help themselves.
Monday's Lions' practice was the first of training camp that was moved inside due to rain.
Not sure exactly how high the practice field ceiling is, but it's high. Still several punts hit the rafters and bounced back to the turf.
“The idea is to not hit the roof. It’s to get distance, hang time and
direction. I think they were doing a pretty good job with that,'' coach Jim Schwartz said. "We
weren’t as consistent as we had been in the past.
"It’s the first time
that our luck ran out with the rain. First time we were inside. A lot of
those kicks, the other days, would’ve done the same thing. You just
don’t notice it when you’re not inside,'' the coach added.
While much has been made of rookie kicker Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland and if he can compete with veteran kicker David Akers. There's also competition at punter between rookie Sam Martin, a fifth-round draft pick out of Appalachian State, and Blake Clingan.
"They’re both quality
punters. They’re both kicking very well,'' Schwartz said. "They are competing well and
they both performed well in the game.''
Martin missed on his second punt in Friday's preseason win over the Jets because he caught a leg cramp in his calf while he was kicking it.