The Strongest Leg in Canada?
27-year-old kicker Justin Medlock was a perfect 7 for 7 on all his field goal attempts Saturday night helping the Hamilton Tiger Cats destroy the BC Lions 42 to 10. 50% of Hamilton’s points came from Medlock’s boot. Four of his Seven attempts were beyond 40 yards. The game was much closer then the score reflects. BC may have won the game or still been in contention until the end if it wasn’t for Medlock’s foot.
In my 20 years of watching pro football, I have never seen a kicker like him. First off, he is left-footed, which is rare. Secondly, he doesn’t take a running start to the ball like most kickers do. He simply takes two steps and kills the ball, making it seem effortless. Sometimes it looks like he isn’t putting all his strength in kicking the football because he simply doesn’t have to. His leg is that strong. Medlock currently sits second in the CFL for most points scored with 184 this season.
Now I know he has been looked at by several NFL teams already and they often don’t like left-footed kickers because it changes the field goal unit’s game plan. But c’mon their has to be an exception here for all the reasons I mentioned above. Medlock stated he wants to look at NFL opportunities again this off-season when he becomes a free agent. I believe he deserves to be given a fair shot, based on his CFL performance since entering the league. What do you think?
And that is the last word…