Inside The Bills

Rex on carrying a KO specialist

Posted by Chris Brown on September 11, 2015 – 3:40 pm

The Bills are a team that has a kickoff specialist in Jordan Gay, who is beginning his second season with the team. They believe there is value in having one so long as he’s very effective. 

Head coach Rex Ryan was asked about it and he’s on board with carrying one so long as he proves himself in the regular season. 

“That’s something that you don’t really…I think we’re the only team in the league with one but he better be great at it,” said Ryan. “So when he’s…I don’t know what his numbers, but they’re as high up as anybody’s in the league. Haven’t made my mind up if we’re gonna go in with the extra kickoff guy or not, but certainly have him on a team for those purposes.”

Gay finished ninth in the league in touchback percentage. His numbers would’ve been higher had there not been some game plans where he was specifically asked to hang kicks up in the air and short of the goal line. 

Indianapolis has a kickoff specialist. He just also happens to be the team’s punter in Pat McAfee. 


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