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Marquette King has a new hobby

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At a time when the NFL supposedly is considering whether to redraw the line between permissible celebrations and penalties, here’s something the league will never let happen in one of its stadiums.

Raiders punter Marquette King has posted a video of himself punting a football — and then trying to shoot it. With a shotgun.

As noted by Mark Hinog of SBNation.com, King likely missed, given the manner in which the ball bounces after it hits the ground.

Anyone who has tried to shoot clay pigeons knows how hard it is to hit a small moving target. But a football is a lot bigger than the orange disks people like me have tried (and failed) to hit on a consistent basis. Which means not that King should have hit it on the first try, but that he should have kept trying, because it would have been neat to see what happens when a football gets instantly deflated to much less than 12.5 PSI.

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32 Responses to “Marquette King has a new hobby”
  1. craniator says: Apr 2, 2017 4:24 PM

    This is awesome. We need more of this.

  2. racksie says: Apr 2, 2017 4:26 PM

    This sounds like something I may have tried in my younger days. And it sounds like a lot of fun. Keep trying, man. I want to see you succeed!

  3. askafeld says: Apr 2, 2017 4:30 PM

    Could be a pretty expensive “hobby” on a kickers contract. regulation NFL footballs are ~ $120 USD per

  4. badmoonrison says: Apr 2, 2017 4:31 PM

    And he’s the best dancing punter in football!

  5. faithful49er707 says: Apr 2, 2017 4:45 PM

    He should start card counting as a hobby

  6. boknowsvt says: Apr 2, 2017 4:47 PM

    Yeah, there’s absolutely nothing that could go wrong here. Come on Marquette…can’t you just concentrate on getting better at your craft? You folding like a cheap suit down the stretch. That’s what getting involved with a Kardashian (allegedly) will do to you.

  7. cribbage12 says: Apr 2, 2017 4:49 PM

    The dude has brought personality to the punter position. Check out his birthday tribute to Derek Carr where he punts a birthday cake. Instant classic.

  8. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Apr 2, 2017 5:01 PM

    So if he lets loose with a wounded duck he’ll say someone shot it.

  9. faithful49er707 says: Apr 2, 2017 5:08 PM

    Any truth to the rumor Plaxico and Talib are his shooting instructors?

  10. learysdisciples says: Apr 2, 2017 5:09 PM

    This should be part of the mandatory off season program.

  11. hyprcaffeinated says: Apr 2, 2017 5:17 PM

    Maybe this is how games tied at the end of regulation should be settled from now on.

  12. beauregard says: Apr 2, 2017 5:21 PM

    Another option would be having Carr stand next to him and throw some post routes. This sounds like a lot of fun to me.

  13. realpatsfan says: Apr 2, 2017 5:47 PM

    It’s called skeet shooting the hard way.

  14. 'boys4life says: Apr 2, 2017 5:49 PM

    This is a perfect example of an accident waiting to happen

  15. stipez says: Apr 2, 2017 6:23 PM

    And Janikowski is NOT involved?

  16. MichaelEdits says: Apr 2, 2017 6:44 PM

    I watched the video. I’m still laughing.

  17. 1phillyphan says: Apr 2, 2017 6:58 PM

    How ABOUT writing a article that matters.. maybe the Brady hate was too much as well…Let it go. FIVE rings down, probably another coming..Talking about an arrogant PUNTER..Really…He’s a punter!!

  18. 'boys4life says: Apr 2, 2017 7:11 PM

    Two things strike me about this article, one being he missed the ball. If you can’t hit a football you’re not very good. Two the act of coming out of a kick and quickly grabbing a shotgun is opening things up to go bad fast. What if he trips doing all of that? This rates right up there with the very best bad ideas.

  19. jwreck says: Apr 2, 2017 7:14 PM

    askafeld says:
    Apr 2, 2017 4:30 PM

    Could be a pretty expensive “hobby” on a kickers contract. regulation NFL footballs are ~ $120 USD per
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    I bought a game-used, autographed football for $120 once. I think you may be getting ripped off bro.

  20. pilingon57 says: Apr 2, 2017 7:15 PM

    I hear he had good odds from the opening line in Vegas.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 2, 2017 7:38 PM

    It’s funny because all of his punts fluttered like dying ducks when he was active, now they go straight and true despite his best efforts.

  22. calperson says: Apr 2, 2017 8:30 PM

    More!!!

  23. autumnwind999 says: Apr 2, 2017 8:36 PM

    I smell a new Pro Bowl skills competition.

  24. briang123 says: Apr 2, 2017 8:48 PM

    askafeld says:
    Apr 2, 2017 4:30 PM

    Could be a pretty expensive “hobby” on a kickers contract. regulation NFL footballs are ~ $120 USD per
    ______
    I bought a game-used, autographed football for $120 once. I think you may be getting ripped off bro.
    _________________________________
    Blank NFL mini-helmet is $26 on Amazon. Same helmet with Tim Couch autograph was $8 on eBay. Guess which one I bought?

  25. mysterytonite says: Apr 2, 2017 9:03 PM

    Will this guy just go away? Your not even a real player bub you are a punter, and everyone knows punters are to being seen and not heard. Tool.

  26. theaveragecharlie says: Apr 2, 2017 9:18 PM

    That could work out well if there was a failure on the special teams punt return defense.

  27. jimmyjohns01 says: Apr 2, 2017 9:19 PM

    mysterytonite says:
    Apr 2, 2017 9:03 PM
    Will this guy just go away? Your not even a real player bub you are a punter, and everyone knows punters are to being seen and not heard. Tool.

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    Lol. Tool? This guy is paid millions to kick a football. What do you do for a living?

  28. therealjr says: Apr 2, 2017 10:55 PM

    Last time I saw this guy he was taking team killing unsportsmanlike personal fouls.

  29. gbatap says: Apr 3, 2017 1:14 AM

    Tyreek Hill then fielded the flat ball and still returned it to the house. Keep on dancing!

  30. jtiki14 says: Apr 3, 2017 2:31 AM

    Football and guns. All that’s missing is babes and booze, my kind of party! ‘Merica

  31. jjfootball says: Apr 3, 2017 3:22 AM

    As a Raider fan, I really like our punters kicking ability, but let’s leave it at that, i don’t want to see him making a critical penalty just screwing around!

  32. radrntn says: Apr 3, 2017 3:41 PM

    Looks a lot like southern nevada……dry, and nothing green is sight.just that grayish tanish color everywhere

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