Cowboys kicker David Buehler is a physical anomaly for the position.
He’s imposing, built like WWE superstar John Cena and did 25 reps of 225 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combing, besting notable players such as former USC teammate Rey Maualuga and Mr. Blindside Michael Oher.
He’s fast, having already beat former Cowboys DB DeAngelo Smith in a foot race last season. (Which may or may not have led to Smith’s eventual release.)
Now Buehler wants to take on a bigger challenge in a foot race, and he believes that he could take WR Patrick Crayton (via the Dallas Morning News):
- You know, I think I could; I think I could. Nothing against Patrick, you know, but I have confidence in my speed, too, so I think I could beat him. (Since Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips has banned ‘challenge races’) It probably won’t happen at practice, or anything like that; it’ll just need to be on the side.
Having a kicker who also doubles as a stud athlete is a novelty for sure. I mean, it’s nice to know that he will not likely injure himself during a celebration. But Buehler is going to be counted on as the Cowboys’ placekicker this year. A step up from last season when he was just expected to fulfill kickoff duties.
Buehler understands that there is a lot at stake.
- “Hey, this is the profession I chose. This is the career I want, and I want it to last as long as possible. Somebody’s got to do it, so, I welcome it and look forward to being in that situation.”
But come on, challenging Crayton? Call us when you take on Felix Jones.
Other stories of note found Around the Web on a Saturday:
- A gang member was sentenced to 55 years in prison today for the murder of Tank Johnson‘s bodyguard and best friend inside a night club. But the judge called Johnson a coward for not helping his friend, instead thinking of only saving his football career (via the Chicago Tribune).
- Redskins RB Larry Johnson also was rebuked by a judge for not fulfilling the terms of his community service. Johnson wanted to start an art program at the Kansas City Police Athletic League. The judge expected Johnson to play sports with the kids. Maybe the Redskins should find out if Johnson intends to play running back for the team, or make drawings (via the Kansas City Star).
- The Titans have done away with two-a-day practices, according to the Tennessean. Less practices, you say? Maybe the Titans are gearing up to make a run for Albert Haynesworth. Just kidding, please do not charge me with tampering.