Originally Posted by Erroneous
I wonder why more nfl teams dont use very tall like nbc center tall players on the defensive lines to distrupt passing lanes more. Ed Too Tall Jones was great in his day.
My guess is that there are so many injuries that NFL Teams don't have roster room for gimmick players. I never heard a GM or coach actually say that, but I know it's hard for them to get their roster down to the max during training camp.
I always thought it would be a good idea for an NFL team to have some dude with a monster leg (like a soccer player?) just for kickoffs. If you blast a touchback 90% of the time, it seems like it would be worth it. BUt most teams only have 1 kicker, probably because those roster spots are just so valuable.