More Field Goals, Fewer Punts 

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Though he broke his arm in the first half of the Redskins’ opener, long-snapper Nick Sundberg continued to play. In the second half, after a dose of pain killers and an anti-inflammatory shot, he wound up snapping the ball nine more times. Sundberg didn’t want to come out of the game, but eventually, he did have an odd request for his quarterback:

“I grabbed [Robert Griffin III] at one point,” Sundberg recalled. “I think it was in the third quarter. We had just had another field goal, and I grabbed him and I was like, ‘Robert, do me a favor, let’s not punt any more.’ He’s like what do you mean? I’m like, ‘Dude, my arm hurts so bad, I don’t want to go back out there for punts, let’s just kick more field goals.’ He’s like, all right, I’ll do what I can.”


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