Kickers are the people making a difference

CINCINNATI — As my NFL Network colleague Rich Eisen likes to say: “Kickers are people, too.” And right now, they’re the people having an interesting impact on this Jets-Bengals game.

Jets P Steve Weatherford has an “illness” and is out (In the press box, we’re all talking about what type of illness would make a punter unable to punt, but still able to jog back into the lockeroom). ┬áSo Jay Feeley has had some good and bad punts, and had two field goal attempts go by the wayside because of penalties.

Then the Bengals finally put together their best drive of the game, and K Shayne Graham leaks one barely wide left to still keep it a TD difference.

This has to be maddening for those who don’t think kickers are people.

— Scott Hanson

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