Kung Fool: Steelers' Antonio Brown is Now a Returner and Kicker
History was made in Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season.
No, it wasn't the Jags leading a game by 17 points, or Tony Romo throwing 14 interceptions, or Tom Brady forgetting to come out of the locker room in the second half against Miami.
It was this:
Yes, courtesy of the Steelers' Antonio Brown, the roster spots of 'returner' and 'kicker' have now been merged into one.
Brown's dual role -- the delightful result of a strict training regimen combining MMA, Dancing with the Stars and a lot of Jackie Chan films -- promises to take the league by storm. First, though, it must get the nod from the league and its resident Tae-Kwon-Do expert, Roger Goodell.
Spencer Lanning -- Browns' kicker and Brown's kickee -- hopes it stays. He is excited by the evolution of this new football position and expressed his support in a tweet post-game. He was obliged to communicate in this manner due to teeth loss:
Wait, wait, wait... When did this happen?!? pic.twitter.com/SzU9wDVx23— Spencer Lanning (@LanningSpencer) September 7, 2014