Buffalo Bills 2010’s All-Decade team
By Randy Gurzi
Kicker: Dan Carpenter
Kickers have one of the most stressful jobs in the NFL. They literally sit and wait for a chance and are expected to go out there and deliver in the most pressure-packed situations. And oftentimes, when they make a mistake, it has devastating effects on the game.
Needless to say, you have to be mentally tough to handle that job. One guy who seemed to always be able to deal with all the pressure was Dan Carpenter who kicked for Buffalo from 2013 through 2016.
The former Miami Dolphins kicker was signed to replace Dustin Hopkins who had suffered an injury. Carpenter ended up hitting a game-winner against his former team and that led to him re-signing with the Bills in 2014.
In his four seasons, he was good on 109-of-126 kicks (86.5 percent). That’s about as good as you can ask from an NFL kicker.
Punter: Brian Moorman
Colton Schmidt deserves some consideration after averaging 44 yards per punt in four seasons with the Bills, which is the second-most in team history. But the man who comes in just behind him with 43. 7 yards per punt ends up being the choice.
Brian Moorman was only in this decade as a kicker until 2013 as he spent 13 seasons in the NFL. He had a career-long punt of 84 yards and in 923 punts, he had just two blocked.
He was also a threat to fake every time he touched the ball, running it 13 times for 55 yards and gaining five first downs. He also threw it seven times, completing three passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns.
Adding Moorman to this team makes punting fun again.