Hoffman gives kicking advice


Former Missouri place-kicker Jeff Wolfert was granted tryouts with three NFL teams. The second was this past spring with the Kansas City Chiefs, and it was then that Wolfert discovered the change from kicking in college to kicking in the NFL. For a kicker who made 86.3 percent of his field goal attempts from inside of 50 yards in his collegiate career, one would assume that accuracy would translate to the pro game. But in speaking with Chief's special teams coach Steve Hoffman following his tryout, Wolfert learned that accuracy wasn't as valued as he once thought. Hoffman told him that he wanted someone who could put kickoffs through the back of the endzone. He could teach anybody to kick field goals. I guess we can assume Ryan Succop impressed the coaches with his leg strength.