- Mar 26, 2005
The question is what the math says.I’m surprised on a highly analytical board such as this there wouldn’t be more on board with the math behind this possibility. What is the average trajectory on a kick from 35, 45, and 55 yards and would Tacko’s fingertips be in that zone with proper D-line blocking execution? There apparently are people given the project to know these numbers. Another thing to also consider is how it would affect a teams end of 1H and game approach to getting inside the 40 for a long FGA.
This website - https://us.humankinetics.com/blogs/excerpt/proper-contact-with-ball-is-important-for-the-kicker - says that "[o]ptimal trajectory means obtaining maximum height and distance on the football to clear 10 feet easily from a 7-yard distance. An extra point or field goal is kicked 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage, where the potential blockers are swarming. Oncoming rushers can jump about 10 feet in the air. Thus, once the kick is on its way it must immediately climb above 10 feet before it travels 7 yards."
From this website, I found the table below that has height, trajectory, and distance. So maybe people have already figured it out; I will be interested.