AUSSIE punting phenomenon Michael Dickson has wowed The us all above once more manufacturing a go not viewed in yrs throughout the Seattle Seahawks’ decline to Chicago on Tuesday (AEST).
Dickson was previous 7 days labelled a “punting god” by some headlines in American push adhering to his amazing debut for Seattle in the 1st 7 days of the 2018 NFL year.
In his 2nd 7 days, Dickson however identified a way to go away American commentators speechless.
The 22-12 months-aged from Sydney blew people’s damn minds when he executed a fall kick to restart perform from a kick-off.
ESPN commentators Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten have been remaining scratching their heads seeing Dickson.
“A fall kick kick-off?” Tessitore requested.
“We are likely to mail our stat people into overdrive right here, but I’m likely to place it out there.
“You inform me the previous time you at any time observed a fall-kick kick-off in the NFL?”
“I really do not know if it at any time took place Joe,” Witten, a star restricted conclude for the Dallas Cowboys for 15 yrs, replied.
Kicking off following a penalty fully commited on a a single-stage conversion, the Seahawks benched their common unique groups kick taker and alternatively promoted Dickson to restart perform working with a fall-kick.
The normal kicker would have been 19-year veteran Sebastian Janikowski but the Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll is identified for working with non-standard techniques and gambled with Dickson’s rugby system.
And it compensated off.
The properly executed kick was fielded within the 5 garden line and resulted in a Bears returner staying introduced down at the 15-garden-line — a earn for Seattle taking into consideration the typical functioning technique would have been to kick the ball extended and have Chicago restart at the 20-garden-line from a contact-back again.
It was not above there possibly. Dickson returned to the discipline with 14 seconds remaining with the Seahawks needing a landing to tie.
The Australian tried a quick fall kick, hoping his group would recuperate, but it was in vain as the Bears held on for a 7-stage earn.
But it was the Australian’s new consider on punting which experienced social media likely wild.
Australian Michael Dickson just did a rugby-model fall kick to kick off for the Seattle Sea Hawks in the NFL.
Commentators shedding it.— Charles Croucher (@ccroucher9)
— Simon McLoughlin (@simmomac)
I really do not consider you can blame this on a single participant. The total roster has turned above and it is all gonna be unsightly for a little bit. Apart from for Michael Dickson. He’s wonderful— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd)
Us citizens are so humorous.— JΛKE BUCKLEY 🇦🇺 (@TheMasterBucks)
Hold out, Michael Dickson just fall kicked the kickoff? WHAT? Genuinely want to see this replay.— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports)
Bless Michael Dickson for bringing the phrase ‘leg talent’ into the NFL announcer lexicon.— Michael Schwartz (@MikeMSchwartz)
Dickson has been a media darling following he burst on to the scene, ousting Seattle’s longest-tenured player Jon Ryan in the off-season.
The hoopla was justified following spherical a single with Dickson major all punters following his debut NFL sport previous 7 days in opposition to the Denver Broncos with 57.five yards internet regular for every punt and he ongoing his kind early in opposition to the Bears with booming pinpoint 40, 54, 53 and 55 garden endeavours in his 1st 4 punts.
Halfway by way of the 2nd quarter he confirmed he was human when he shanked his fifth punt and it travelled 10 yards above the sideline.
In the media convention following the Broncos sport, Carroll stated he was rapt with the kicker.
“Oh my gosh,” the veteran mentor, who led the Seahawks to a Tremendous Bowl victory in 2014, stated. “What a kicker, male.
‘‘I really do not know what his quantities wound up but he’s a wonderful component of our group and we’re just receiving warmed up with him.”
Soon after the Denver sport the Seattle Instances ran the headline, “Best sport at any time by a Seahawks punter? An NFL punter?”
USA Today previous 7 days declared “Seahawks rookie Michael Dickson is a punting god” following the year opening 27-24 decline to the Denver Broncos.
He’s been a single of the unusual shiny places in a horrible start out to the year for the Seahawks.
Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson experienced a dismal sport in opposition to the Bears, fumbling 2 times and shedding the ball a different time even though connecting with 22 of 36 passes for 226 yards.
“We’re however a operate in development,” mentor Carroll stated.
Seattle are -two following the 1st two game titles with losses to the Broncos and Bears on the street, in advance of a massive 1st clash at house in opposition to the one-one Dallas Cowboys.