Skip to comments.Flutie converts NFL's first drop kick in 64 years
Posted on 01/01/2006 4:37:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Jan. 1, 2006) -- Doug Flutie added another oddity to his football résumé when he converted a drop kick in the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots' game against the Miami Dolphins.
It was the league's first drop kick since the 1941 NFL championship game, according to the web site for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
With starting quarterback Tom Brady sitting out most of the season-ending game, backup Matt Cassel threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Tim Dwight to cut Miami's lead to 25-19 with 6:10 left in the game. Flutie, who was listed as the No. 3 QB, came in for the extra point and lined up at quarterback.
After a timeout, Flutie took the snap, dropped the ball and kicked it off a short hop through the uprights for one point. He ran off the field and embraced coach Bill Belichick.
According to the Hall of Fame site, Chicago's Ray "Scooter" McLean converted the last drop kick in the Bears' 37-9 victory against the New York Giants on Dec. 21, 1941.
I did. In the original "The Longest Yard"
First time for me, too. I used to like Doug Flutie, but then in 2000, he got on the Hillary! bandwagon and he dropped to less-than-zero on my list of people to admire.
It was great. They practiced it!
May be Flutie's last score in the NFL?
Flutie is too short to be a QB.
Yup, Flutie is a big-time lib. He drank the Kool-aid at BU apparently.
I can't wait for the highlights, so I can see this. Does anyone know if there is a video of it?
BC, not BU
You beat me to it.
"I've never seen a drop kick."
You missed the one in 41?
It's all BS to me.
Why didn't they just kick an extra point?
Paul Crewe: That was a dropkick.
Paul Crewe: Dropkick.
Bogdanski: How much is that worth?
Paul Crewe: Three points.
Bogdanski: Three points?
Paul Crewe: Three points.
Bogdanski: For that? Bull$hit!
For those who dont know, the difference between a punt and a drop kick is that in a drop kick the ball bounces before being kicked. For points, the ball must touch the ground before being kicked through the goal posts.
I perfected the drop kick playing Rugby. In Rugby you can drop kick and score from any position on the field and score.
It's really fun when you do a drop at full sprint.
Cool. I have never seen the "fair catch kick" rule evoked either. You know, at the end of the quarter if a player calls a fiar catch with no time left, the team can elect to get a free kick.
Does anyone know if there is a video of it?
Please try CBS4Boston.com, it was on video.
Berman announced that ESPN Countdown will play it again shortly.