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The Jags New Kicker Has Never Attempted A Field Goal In A Game….EVER!

The Jacksonville Jaguars find themselves in an interesting position at kicker for today’s home game against the Detroit Lions. Jon Brown, who has never attempted a field goal in a game, will handle the kicking duties. Let me repeat that again, Jon Brown has never attempted a field goal in a game EVER, according to Adam Schefter.

Brown, who is a kickoff specialist, is the fifth kicker the Jags have trotted out this season. Brown replaces Stephen Hauschka, who missed two field goals (24 & 49 yards) during a Week 5 loss to the Texans.  While it’s not unheard of to miss a 49-yard attempt, Hauschka was destroyed for coming up short on the 49-yard miss against the Texans.

Jags kicker Aldrick Rosas, who was four of 5 on field goals, was placed on the injured list October 9 which led to Hauschka getting an opportunity. Josh Lambo started the year as the team’s kicker, but he was placed on injured reserve with a hip injury.

Brown played soccer at Kentucky, transferred to Louisville during his junior season and switched to kicking a football.

Jon Brown Jags Kicker
Jon Brown/Jaguars

“Everybody just turned around and looked at me like I was crazy,” Brown said of his time at Bengals rookie camp in 2016. “The special teams coach [Darrin Simmons] just started laughing. I get that same reaction every time I tell someone what I play. You play corner? Slot? Nope. I tell them I kick, and they just stare at me.”

That’s right, Brown is a black kicker and it’s not lost on him how rare that is in the NFL. This isn’t some social justice moment for the NFL. The Jags need a damn kicker and Brown’s the next guy up. Now we’re about to see how long he lasts in the NFL. He’ll be dealing with 10-20mph winds and partly cloudy conditions.

“We worked him out, he looked good, and [I] guess we’ll just have to see when he goes out there on Sunday,” Jags coach Doug Marrone said this week. “But there’s a difference. I think that the one thing about that position that I’ve kind of learned through my experience is you can go out there and look good in practice but I think it’s a whole different ballgame when you go out there on a Sunday and then the pressure [be]comes involved.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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