This week, Cowboys' kicker David Buehler went on the radio and spent a good portion of the interview bragging about what a good athlete he was. His revelation that he beat defensive back DeAngelo Smith in a race last season even made a bunch of headlines.
He was talking a bunch of trash, so I just shut him up. I knew I had the speed. It made me a little bit of capital, as well. So, there was a little bit on the line.
The other day, actually, funny you asked – went in the gym; it was me, (tight end) John Phillips , Igor (defensive end, Igor Olshansky) and D-Ware (linebacker, DeMarcus Ware). It wasn't a mandatory lift, and then me and Igor got under, ah, 225. I think he did it 22 times, and I just wanted to one-up him, so I did it 23. I'm not sure if that's all he had. I'm sure he could have done more, but all he did was 22 and then put the bar up. And, I was, like, 'Alright, I'm getting 23.' So, I did beat Igor, and then it got a little bit to his head.
Impressive huh? This guy must be an awesome kicker right? Well... that's hard to say, given that he's never even attempted a FG in the NFL and was nothing more than a kickoff specialist last year.
In fact, the Cowboys had so little trust in Buehler that when starting kicker Nick Folk was so bad that he was only hitting on 64% of his FGs, they not only didn't let Buehler even have a shot, they cut Folk and signed Shaun Suisham. The same Shaun Suisham that was so bad for the Redskins that they cut him midseason! The Shaun Suisham that couldn't hit a chip shot to win a game against the Saints! In fact, no team in the NFL missed more FGs than the Dallas Cowboys did last year and David Buehler still didn't earn a chance to try even one.
So yeah... we're all really impressed with how fast David Buehler can run!