Sep 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding (10) kicks an extra point while punter Mike Scifres (5) holds during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
It looks like Nate Kaeding knows what he plans on doing after he is done “kicking balls through poles”. He started writing for The Gazette, an Iowa Paper, and here is a snippet of his work:
But let’s be real. Being a kicker is beat-your-head-against-the-wall boring.
I warm up. I wait. I worry. And then, for a few seconds each week, I execute.The monotony, even more than the pressure, has been the undoing of many a kicker.
My biggest complaint is my job’s lack of creativity. In fact, thinking much at all usually results in a shanked kick, boos from the fans, and silence from my teammates.
. – The Gazette
At least you know he will be honest in his essays!
Don’t think Nate!!! Just don’t think!!
Check out Nate’s essay on The Gazette.