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Josh Scobee wants to try kicking a mile long at Mile High

Josh Scobee AP

With 51 points scored in five games, the Jaguars are obviously desperate for points.

We may find out how desperate Sunday in Denver.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Jags kicker Josh Scobee is excited about kicking in the thin air at elevation, after hearing that kickers can add 10 percent distance per kick there.

I’m going to try and hit an 80-yarder downwind in warm-ups,” Scobee said, perhaps joking and perhaps not. “I’m going to give it a whirl.”

In his only other game there, he hit a 48-yard field goal and had three touchbacks in five attempts (when kickoffs were from the 30). His career long is a 59-yarder in Jacksonville.

“We’ll see,” Scobee said. “It all depends on the wind. If it’s 60 degrees and the wind is down, a 65-yarder is definitely not out of the realm of possibilities.”

The Jaguars getting close enough to try an 80-yard field goal might be, but keeping it out of the hands of Broncos returner Trindon Holliday is obviously a sound strategy.

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15 Responses to “Josh Scobee wants to try kicking a mile long at Mile High”
  1. cttrojan says: Oct 11, 2013 9:51 AM

    Why’s he a “little” brother?

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:01 AM

    u know he jags are pretty bad when the kicker is excited to kick field goals in denver

  3. onlythebest36 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:07 AM

    It’s bad when a story about your franchise only includes a kicker.

  4. thehouseofho says: Oct 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    If he were to try an 80-yarder, wouldn’t the Broncos keep Trindon Holliday back to try a return if the kick comes up short? If anything, they’d be putting it into his hands.

  5. marvsleezy says: Oct 11, 2013 10:30 AM

    but keeping it out of the hands of Broncos returner Trindon Holliday is obviously a sound strategy.
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    Darin, keep in mind, Holliday will most certainly be standing in the endzone waiting to return any 80 yard field goal attempt that may fall short!

  6. jcmeyer10 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    Fun part is he will probably get the chance!

  7. rjov says: Oct 11, 2013 10:51 AM

    I’m guessing though that they might not want to give Manning the ball on their 30 when he misses

  8. laxcoach37 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:58 AM

    LOL with the Jags…. Watch him Pull a Hammy in Pre-Game trying this and then the Jags get Zero points for the day.

  9. truths4all says: Oct 11, 2013 10:59 AM

    Everyone should be urging the Jags to go for making HISTORY as the game itself will be ho-hum and one sided unless Manning gets trapped in some elevator right before the game.

  10. therealbrettfavre says: Oct 11, 2013 11:13 AM

    “I’m going to try and hit an 80-yarder downwind in warm-ups,” Scobee said, perhaps joking and perhaps not. “I’m going to give it a whirl.”

    He is talking about trying to hit an 80 yarder during WARM-UPS, not during the game.

  11. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 11, 2013 11:25 AM

    After seeing Rob Bironas kick a 60 yarder with 8+ yards to spare to beat the Colts several years ago, I’ve been hoping he would be the one to break the NFL record. That said, I’ve changed my mind. With all the nonsense Jags fans have been putting up with since Coughlin’s departure, an NFL field goal record is the least they deserve.

    - A rare moment of well wishes from a Titans fan

  12. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 11, 2013 11:25 AM

    Shock the world Jaguars! Just like 1997!

  13. charger383 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    need something besides seeing how good Manning can look against a practice squad

  14. johninthewest says: Oct 11, 2013 1:13 PM

    Will they even be in a position to kick a field goal??

  15. eaglefan94 says: Oct 12, 2013 11:30 AM

    He said WARM-UPS, not during the game. Also, you’d probably be surprised at how long of field goals NFL kickers can hit when they can really drive the ball without worrying about a defender blocking it.

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