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Kicker thinks Cowboys need to hit Ted Ginn in the mouth

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Last week, 49ers return man Ted Ginn ran back two kicks for scores. This week, Cowboys kicker David Buehler has an idea about what Dallas needs to do to prevent that.

As long as you hit him in the mouth earlier, I think he might give up,” Buehler told the Dallas Morning News.

Buehler previously said he thinks the NFL is getting too soft, so he’s a kicker who likes contact. Or at least talking about contact. But Buehler also knows that his job is to keep Ginn in the end zone, not to tackle Ginn when Ginn takes it out of the end zone.

“If the wind is at my back, hopefully I’ll get the green light and be able to kick a touchback and keep it out of Ted Ginn’s hands because he is a dangerous returner,” Buehler said.

The Cowboys just hope he’s not as dangerous in Week Two as he was in Week One.

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  1. jaggedmark says: Sep 17, 2011 5:44 PM

    Why do the Cowboys want to give Jim Harbaugh that “hit him in the mouth” quote to work with?

  2. drgfri says: Sep 17, 2011 5:45 PM

    This guy thinks Jerry Jones looks like a plastic doll after all that Botox and the facelift. Vanity is the Cowboys #1 problem!

  3. richm2256 says: Sep 17, 2011 5:52 PM

    Thta’s rich, a kicker talking about hitting someone “in the mouth”.

    Why don’t YOU try it, Buehler?

  4. georgeblanda says: Sep 17, 2011 5:53 PM

    Buehler’s quotes are confusing. First, does he really think “hitting Ginn in the mouth will make him give up”? But even more confusing is why is Buehler even on the Cowboys if he needs a “Green Light” to try to kick a touch back? Since he doesn’t kick their FG’s, I thought his strong leg on kick offs was his sole reason for a roster spot.

  5. mistakenny says: Sep 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    Ginn runs opening kick back 103 yards for a TD !

  6. davikes says: Sep 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    If Ginn were a woman and the kicker was Sebass, Ginn would have something to worry about.

  7. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 5:58 PM

    “bulletin board material” is overrated. If personal pride and money isn’t enough to get you to play your best, words will never come close.

  8. scudbot says: Sep 17, 2011 6:00 PM

    Dear Mr. Buehler,

    Perhaps you are unaware either that 1) pro football players have been wearing protective face masks since 1955 and/or 2) that such masks pretty well prevent hitting a helmeted player in the mouth unless the striker wants a broken hand.

    Signed,
    Smarter than a Cowboy.

  9. marjax says: Sep 17, 2011 6:01 PM

    He’s right though, Ginn is kind of a pansy. If they put a wallop on him early he’ll most likely shy away from contact thereafter.

  10. ctiggs says: Sep 17, 2011 6:07 PM

    as a fellow ohioan and person that has seen ginn play plenty he wont give you that opportunity he doesn’t like contact he will run out of bounds……..go buckeyes go niners!!! .

  11. thespeaker08 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:07 PM

    I posted this on my friend who is a Cowboys Fan’s facebook wall and wrote: “Well your kicker is a bad ass…now Romo needs to catch up”

  12. cardmagnet says: Sep 17, 2011 6:08 PM

    “or at least likes to talk about it”? Apparently you haven’t seen the guy play. He goes all out and has made some big hits on returners. I think he hits harder than most guys on the defense. He’s one tough dude.

  13. downsouth49er says: Sep 17, 2011 6:09 PM

    This guy should be like Ferris Bueller and take the day off before one of those linebackers on ST tee’s off on him. I would love to see that!!

  14. forever8young says: Sep 17, 2011 6:12 PM

    Really? I would gladly take a flag for roughing the kicker in exchange for giving this dirtbag a taste of Candlestick turf.

  15. egomaniac247 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:15 PM

    6’2, 227lbs, played fullback and safety at USC, ran a 4.56 forty, and bench pressed 225 for 25 reps at the combine…

    So for all the guys mocking him because he’s now a kicker, I’d venture to say he’s a better athlete than you are.

  16. roxtar10 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:15 PM

    When will they learn that if you’re a kicker, no one cares what you have to say?

  17. seabreezes51 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:19 PM

    Bueller? BUELLER!!!

  18. uniquelyunbiased says: Sep 17, 2011 6:20 PM

    Anyone who has watched Ted Ginn play knows that Buehler is right.
    The knock on him has always been that he runs straight for the side line. Thats why the Dolphins gave him up for next to nothing.
    If you remind him what its like to get hit he’ll go back to being the usual “frightened rabbit” known as Ted Ginn.

  19. gabbertisthefuture11 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:22 PM

    I always thought kickers were the women players of the NFL

  20. mike913 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:24 PM

    and again kickers should be seen and not heard from

  21. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 17, 2011 6:32 PM

    eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 5:58 PM
    “bulletin board material” is overrated. If personal pride and money isn’t enough to get you to play your best, words will never come close.

    —————————————-

    I don’t know….words were enough to get Roger Clemens motivated enough to turn his downward-trending career miraculously around.

    All it took were the words “Twilight of his career” and “Hey, Rog, I know a guy who can get you what you need….”

  22. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Sep 17, 2011 6:37 PM

    Buehlers a beast he’s stronger than most lineman no kicker can bench 225 21 times the way he did at the nfl combine…he also played linebacker at usc…just a beast

  23. palewook says: Sep 17, 2011 6:37 PM

    liquor and kickers. 2 things that don’t go together in the nfl.

  24. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 6:40 PM

    Thta’s rich, a kicker talking about hitting someone “in the mouth”.

    Why don’t YOU try it, Buehler?

    ======================

    Hm. David Buehler runs a 4.5 40 and had 25 bench reps of 225# at the combines. If you’d like a little perspective on that, Trent Cole did 15 reps.

  25. sprest83 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:44 PM

    Buehler isnt much of a kicker, but he isnt afraid to hit anyone. He is like 6′ 2″ 225lbs

  26. phinfan says: Sep 17, 2011 6:52 PM

    Miami nation wanted to do the very same thing

  27. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 6:54 PM

    But even more confusing is why is Buehler even on the Cowboys if he needs a “Green Light” to try to kick a touch back? Since he doesn’t kick their FG’s, I thought his strong leg on kick offs was his sole reason for a roster spot.

    ==============

    Sometimes you want a return if you think you have a good matchup on the kicking teams. Cowboys had Buehler kick short against the Jets (to Cromartie, who has never scored a KO return TD and hasn’t averaged over 20 yards per return in several years) and they returned beyond the 20 yard line twice in four tries, never past the 22, and there was one touchback. They may decide to take Ginn (who has scored 3 KO return TDs to date, averaging 23 yards per return) out of the kickoff return game altogether by having Buehler kick it out of the end zone.

  28. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 6:55 PM

    This guy thinks Jerry Jones looks like a plastic doll after all that Botox and the facelift.

    ======================

    The facelift joke got old after the first 5,000 times it was told.

  29. hellswitch says: Sep 17, 2011 6:58 PM

    “Thta’s rich, a kicker talking about hitting someone “in the mouth”.

    Why don’t YOU try it, Buehler?”

    Really, richm2256? Ff there is any kicker in the league that could back those words up it would be Buehler. The kid is built like an inside linebacker. He can’t aim for sh*t but he would put the beat down on Ginn.

  30. sf987 says: Sep 17, 2011 6:59 PM

    Buehler had more bench reps than Maualuga; if there’s a kicker who could back it up, he could. No word about field goals though . . .

  31. zillabeast says: Sep 17, 2011 7:03 PM

    Next thing you know Romo will be making excuses for his “liquored up” kicker after the lose this weekend.

  32. americankris says: Sep 17, 2011 7:07 PM

    Teddy on espn said ginn loves to run around people beacause hes afraid of contact even though he returned a punt straight through the middle

  33. hellswitch says: Sep 17, 2011 7:07 PM

    My kiss my ass note to Cowboy haters:

    “The last guy on a football team you’d want by your side when you plan on some serious tail kicking would be … the kicker. No more. My kicker will kick you kicker’s tail anytime, and without breaking a sweat.

    The Cowboys roster lists David Buehler at 6-feet-2 and 227 pounds. The roster also lists Jon Kitna at 6-feet-2 and 220 pounds, but I’m pretty sure Kitna looks nothing like the freak that is David Buehler.

    Kickers aren’t required to lift at the NFL Combine, but Buehler did. He bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times in a row and ran a pair of unofficial 40-yard dashes in 4.56 and 4.63 seconds.

    Comparing his bench press results against the 2010 Combine class would have made David Buehler the strongest wide receiver, the strongest cornerback (tied), the second strongest safety, the third strongest tight end and the third strongest running back.”

  34. pacash80 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:13 PM

    Buehler… Buehler…

  35. phelbin says: Sep 17, 2011 7:17 PM

    A lot of Cowboys fans are defending their kicker’s nonsense because he’s big and strong. He may be as big as a linebacker, but he chose to be a kicker…maybe it’s because he’s really just not that tough. He should stick to kicking and leave the football to the real players.

  36. jcg23 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:18 PM

    Buehler could start at Line backer for most clubs. If he says hit someone in the mouth he means it. I think he’s made more tackles on kick returns than anyone else on special teams.

    One of the very reasons he is still on this team is that he could step in and play line backer or safety if asked to and excel.

  37. billb49 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:29 PM

    marjax: “He’s right though, Ginn is kind of a pansy.”

    …says a fat ass sitting at his computer who couldn’t buy his way onto a football field if he were the richest man in the world. That kills me. There are no “pansies” in the NFL. The weakest man on the weakest team is miles tougher and more disciplined than anyone you’ve ever known. And, that includes the kickers. But Buehler had better hope he doesn’t end up the last Cowboy on a given play who has to “hit him in the mouth,” because Buehler has absolutely no chance of even getting close to Ted Ginn. Ginn is scary fast and Buehler is very slow.

  38. billb49 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:32 PM

    I saw the comment about Buehler running a 4.5. I don’t believe it. I’ve seen him run. Yes, he’s a big guy. He’s also got a big mouth and I hope he ends up running after Ginn. That would be funny.

  39. hellswitch says: Sep 17, 2011 7:34 PM

    Phelbin, that’s empty talk I’m a Dallas fan and he missed some crucial field goals last year. Pissed me off that they stuck with him. However, the kid can launch it into the end zone on kickoffs with or without the news rules he’s had a few great hits on kickoff return, never backs off hitting someone and yes he can back up his words when it comes to punching Ted Ginn in the mouth.

  40. riverhorsey says: Sep 17, 2011 7:36 PM

    Got to love a kicker that talks tough…

  41. billb49 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:40 PM

    jcg23: “I think he’s made more tackles on kick returns than anyone else on special teams.”

    I hope you’re right about that because if you are, the Cowboys have a very stupid Special Teams Coach and pretty stupid kicker. The kicker is supposed to be the hitter of last resort on every play. The kicker is the hardest player on Special Teams to replace. This is very basic stuff.

  42. damnskins703 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:41 PM

    When u play the skins we are going to hit you “right in the mouth”

  43. hellswitch says: Sep 17, 2011 7:45 PM

    I like Buelher but this statement also says a lot about our lousy as ass special teams the last couple years.
    No offense jcg23 ;)

    “jcg23 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:18 PM

    I think he’s made more tackles on kick returns than anyone else on special teams.”

  44. ceadderman says: Sep 17, 2011 7:47 PM

    David Buehler is the fool that needs to get knocked in the mouth.

    Then when the Refs hrow laundry on the field he needs to pick up every bit of it, hand it to the Zebras and decline the penalty.

    Put your money where your mouth is. Or you’re nothing more than a liquored up Kicker as Peyton Manning would say. What a Moron.

  45. 49ersmang says: Sep 17, 2011 7:51 PM

    Mike Singletary is a kicker now ?!?!?

  46. cup1981 says: Sep 17, 2011 7:52 PM

    What’s with kickers talking now-a-days? Shut up and kick the damn ball, your opinion doesn’t matter!

  47. scudbot says: Sep 17, 2011 7:59 PM

    “The knock on him has always been that he runs straight for the side line.” Yet miraculously he managed to to score 2 TDs.

  48. tatum064 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:07 PM

    marjax says:
    Sep 17, 2011 6:01 PM
    He’s right though, Ginn is kind of a pansy. If they put a wallop on him early he’ll most likely shy away from contact thereafter.

    =========================

    And you played against Ginn how many times? This is why kickers pretty much kick off then jog to the sidelines….

  49. briank1ne says: Sep 17, 2011 8:12 PM

    I hope that ginn beats everyone untill the kicker and gives him some smashmouth football of his own.

  50. squealcity says: Sep 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    Jerry Jones is the Crypt Keeper!

  51. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 8:28 PM

    A lot of Cowboys fans are defending their kicker’s nonsense because he’s big and strong. He may be as big as a linebacker, but he chose to be a kicker…maybe it’s because he’s really just not that tough. He should stick to kicking and leave the football to the real players.

    =========================

    He chose to be a kicker because he’s not a very good linebacker. Then again, he didn’t know that the Eagles would be so desperate for crappy linebackers that they’d take six of them in the last two drafts.

  52. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    Enough with all you cowgirls obsessing over your kicker’s size, you sound like a bunch of schoolgirls talking about the star qb’s package for pete’s sake.

    I went to the THanksgiving game against the Saints last year and had to endure cowboys fans saying “boy I like that Buehler kicker, you see how he gets all revved up before he kicks off, JUST LIKE A ’57 CHEVY WAHOO!!”

  53. hboc01 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:51 PM

    Hey Buehler, you kicking on Christmas again this year?

  54. Canyonero says: Sep 17, 2011 9:15 PM

    That’s some pretty tough talk, but has Buehler ever beaten up a gas station towel dispenser?

  55. mrlynch33 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:17 PM

    The reason Ginn was given up for next to nothing was because he was never going to be the Deep Threat / #1 receiver that Miami was hoping for. No team is going to get much more than the Dolphins got for a return specialist.

    I don’t think Ginn will give up if he gets hit early in the game either. If I’m not mistaking weren’t his 2 returns towards the end of the game????

  56. mrlynch33 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:19 PM

    The Cowboys special teams is going to “Hit him in the mouth”….hmmmm I wonder if they will also be “Physical with an F!” – Mike Singletary

  57. stinkfingers says: Sep 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    Screw Dallas.

  58. bobhk says: Sep 17, 2011 10:08 PM

    jcg23 says:
    Sep 17, 2011 7:18 PM
    Buehler could start at Line backer for most clubs. If he says hit someone in the mouth he means it. I think he’s made more tackles on kick returns than anyone else on special teams.

    One of the very reasons he is still on this team is that he could step in and play line backer or safety if asked to and excel.
    ———–
    That is probably the stupidest thing ever written on this site. If he could start as a LB for most clubs he would have. They get paid more generally. Just because he’s big (and dumb as a oaf) does not mean he’s a good LB.
    Dallas is a better team and should win unless Romo has a brain cramp but if he’s making tackles Dallas is losing. He should shut the hell up.

  59. crapboys says: Sep 17, 2011 10:16 PM

    Buehler likes to manhandle Tony Romo in the locker room with his 6’2″ 220 body. At least that’s the rumor going around in Lil D.

  60. BrownsTown says: Sep 17, 2011 10:38 PM

    Look at Cowboy fans going gaga over their kicker. Great…..he played the field at USC. But he’s a kicker now, so calm down.

    And before you come back with a lame Browns remark, let’s acknowledge that the Cowboys have exactly ONE more playoff win than the Browns since ’99.

    Another example of why everybody hates the Cowboys and their fans.

    Now go back to defending your kicker……

  61. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 11:11 PM

    And before you come back with a lame Browns remark, let’s acknowledge that the Cowboys have exactly ONE more playoff win than the Browns since ’99.

    ================

    You mean “ever”. The real Browns moved to Baltimore. Your Browns have never won a playoff game. And even if we were talking about the same team, you’d have to go back to 1994 to find a playoff win. The Cowboys have as many Super Bowl wins as the Browns have playoff wins since 1994. That’s the very best you can make it look.

  62. eaglesblow says: Sep 17, 2011 11:15 PM

    Buehler likes to manhandle Tony Romo in the locker room with his 6’2″ 220 body. At least that’s the rumor going around in Lil D.

    ===============

    you sure have a lot of info about that kinda stuff. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about it?

  63. freedomispopular says: Sep 17, 2011 11:19 PM

    $25,000 fine for promoting player violence
    Sincerely,
    Roger

  64. richm2256 says: Sep 17, 2011 11:59 PM

    hellswitch says:
    Really, richm2256? Ff there is any kicker in the league that could back those words up it would be Buehler. The kid is built like an inside linebacker. He can’t aim for sh*t but he would put the beat down on Ginn.

    I don’t care how he is, how fast he runs, or how much he lifts…

    The guy is a KICKER …. except for Vinitari, kickers DON’T HIT.

    I doubt he has – or COULD – lay a hard whack on anyone.

  65. mrlynch33 says: Sep 18, 2011 12:16 AM

    I would like to see Ginn get past everyone and only have to worry about Buehler….Then go straight at him and truck him over on his way to the endzone. Haha, that will make my day. Even if we lose.

  66. jbcommonsense says: Sep 18, 2011 12:28 AM

    Kicker wants to pretend he’s a tough football player; sounds like he has a complex.

  67. NFC_OK says: Sep 18, 2011 12:57 AM

    Dallas Special Teams Smack?

    Ok hit ‘em in the mouth. (Then give up a block punt and a touch down and squander a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter.)

  68. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 18, 2011 3:31 AM

    ilovefoolsball says:Sep 17, 2011 8:39 PM

    Enough with all you cowgirls obsessing over your kicker’s size, you sound like a bunch of schoolgirls talking about the star qb’s package for pete’s sake.

    I went to the THanksgiving game against the Saints last year and had to endure cowboys fans saying “boy I like that Buehler kicker, you see how he gets all revved up before he kicks off, JUST LIKE A ’57 CHEVY WAHOO!!”

    ——————————

    Fair comments but then since Jimmy left town, we haven’t had much to cheer about…

  69. billmead1976 says: Sep 18, 2011 3:31 AM

    the cowboy offense isn’t that great – maybe the cowboys will only kickoff one time during the game.

  70. pftequalsgreatjournalism says: Sep 18, 2011 3:34 AM

    bobhk says:Sep 17, 2011 10:08 PM

    Dallas is a better team and should win unless Romo has a brain cramp but if he’s making tackles Dallas is losing.

    —————————

    Now you have done it…You went and jinxed Romo…Crap!

  71. txnative61 says: Sep 18, 2011 6:29 AM

    Increases in the league minimum salary are considered the big “win” for the players in the new contract. Just when I thought “long snapper” was the best job in Pro Football, here’s a “kickoff specialist”. But he could play linebacker, so George Blanda’s not the only football player that can kick. Woohoo! Even HE kicked field goals! After that Jets collapse, even the “kickoff specialist” should keep their yap shut. Lot more to worry about. Ginn just usually runs out of bounds to save on fines and suspensions for big special teams hits. Same as moving up the kickoff. Couldn’t afford to lose a “kickoff specialist” now could we?

  72. jpb12 says: Sep 18, 2011 8:13 AM

    What does it say about the Cowboys when the kicker is the only guy talking about hitting someone?

    Where’s Rob Ryan?

  73. mistakenny says: Sep 18, 2011 10:31 AM

    Seriously all this over a kicker lmao ! And who gives 2 shts if hes big and can hit blah blah hello he got drafted as a kicker not a linebacker sooooo , he can bench 225 lbs 1000 times in a row and have arms like hogan and still will
    Only get hollared at to ” grab the tee son your going in “!

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