Honesty is not always the best policy. Someone needs to explain this to Chris Kluwe who appeared to have a brilliant day kicking the ball out of bounds on purpose only to confess he wasn’t actually trying to punt those balls where they went. “That’s the problem with directional punting, because none of those balls were supposed to go out of bounds,” Kluwe said. “I was trying to hit them outside of the numbers (near the sideline). They happened to go out of bounds. It’s really hard to do. Days like this make it seem a lot easier than it really is. I’d rather be lucky than good.”
Dear Chris: Just shut up and act like you did it on purpose. See, stuff like this is why no one respects punters. If a D-lineman falls on a QB and gets credit for a sack he acts like it was all part of the plan. But Kluwe thinks he needs to be straight with us. No. He doesn’t. If he wants the coach to stay off his back, he needs to pretend every great punt was a masterpiece of conception and execution. Screw luck.