Chargers All-Decade Team: Kicker and punter
No, I’m not going to include a long snapper on this team.
Kicker: Nick Novak (2010, 2011-2014, 2017)
You may have expected to see Nate Kaeding here, but because he missed the basically the entire 2011 season, he only played in 17 games with the Chargers this decade. Therefore, the nod goes to Novak, who had three different stints with the Chargers.
He made 110 field goals with the Chargers and ranks sixth on the team’s all-time scoring list.
Punter: Mike Scifres (2010-2015): Scifres was the obvious choice here as he is probably the best punter in team history. Drafted in 2003, he was with the team until it selected Drew Kaser in the sixth round of the 2016 draft.
As easily as the Chargers gave up on Kaser, it’s easy to look back and call that a bad choice.
Scifres logged over 29,000 yards in punts during his career and averaged 45.2 yards per kick. He also had nearly 39 percent of his punts down inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
Scifres rounds out the Chargers All-Decade Team. Who did we miss? Who would you have included? Use the comment section below to let us know.