Getting Redskins owner Dan Snyder to spend money has never been a problem.
This time, it might actually help.
After kicker Kai Forbath asked, the Redskins had a pair of regulation goalposts on their practice fields replaced with a narrower set of Arena League goalposts.
So now, instead of practicing at an 18-foot, 6-inch target, Forbath is looking at something just 9 feet wide.
“It just makes you focus more,” Forbath said, via Mike Jones of the Washington Post. “It’s a small margin of error to get it through there, and it just makes it that much easier when you go back to the big ones. I warm up on those, and then go back to the big ones when we kick field goals with the team.”
He said he’s seen them before in stops with Dallas and Tampa Bay, and that the Redskins had tried portable goalposts before to simulate the size difference.
Forbath missed just once for the Redskins last year, and is 4-of-6 on field goals this season, so it’s not as if he needs remedial work, or is in danger of kicking at that size target for a living.