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Sunday, December 21, 2008

One on One with Jon Peattie

This has been a very hectic weekend with all the One on One Lessons: Kickers, Punters and Snappers.

Nathan Parseghian (Miami of Ohio), Dack Ishii (UNVL), Pat MacDonald (Calgary Stampeders), Jon Peattie (U. of Miami), Nico Grasu (Washington State) and Felipe Macias(Eastern Washington University) on Monday.

On Friday and Saturday Jon Peattie who was the former punter and kicker from the University of Miami was in Scottsdale, Arizona for One on One Kicking Lessons.

Jon is looking to make some decisions in his life. Should he pursue an NFL career or spend more time being successful in the business world.

Jon wanted me to check out his kicking technique and evaluate his potential as an NFL kicker. Right from the start I could see Jon has a good leg and a pretty smooth technique.

Inconsistency in his starting point has caused inconsistency in his 'Perfect' plant which in turn has caused inconsistency in his foot to ball contact.

When Jon gets to his best approach distance and everything lines up right he can kick with anyone. Strong leg, good trajectory and nice smooth form.

After two days of kicking and kickoff lesson Jon now knows what to work on and how to achieve those things. He must go back to Miami and work to correct the things that cause his inconsistency.

If Jon can correct a couple of minor flaws, which I feel are fairly easy corrections then I expect to see him at some NFL free agent tryouts. If he doesn't become more consistent, I expect him to be a very successful business man.

Jon was a pleasure to work with. He was very knowledgeable and coach able. I wish him the best of luck in his pursuit of an NFL career.

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