Pat McAfee delivers sick Twitter burn after Skip Bayless criticizes kickers
Skip Bayless took a shot at NFL kickers on Twitter.
And, of course, Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee was there to defend his profession’s honor.
Bayless, who’s moved from ESPN to FS1 and isn’t shy about providing his “hot takes” on Twitter, lashed out following Sunday night’s football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.
4 Fast Facts
- Pat McAfee goes after Skip Bayless on Twitter
- Bayless was critical of NFL kickers on social media
- He was upset after Sunday night’s game ended in 6-6 tie
- McAfee encouraged Bayless to “hug it out”
The game ended in a 6-6 tie after both teams missed field goals in overtime. One of the kicks clanged off the upright; the other somehow missed from just 28 yards out. It wasn’t even close.
Bayless was incensed.
“I despise field-goal kicking. Great athletes fight their guts out for 4 quarters and overtime and 2 nonfootball-player kickers blow it,” Bayless tweeted about the Sunday night debacle.
But he wasn’t finished.
“Someday somebody will listen to me. Field goal kicking should be eliminated. Keep punting but you must go for it or punt every 4th down.”
McAfee, one of the league’s best punters and a player who isn’t afraid to speak his mind, hit right back at Bayless on Monday.
“But, my brother.. All of us pro ball kickers LOVE old men who get on TV & act like douchebags while wearing makeup.. Let’s hug it out,” the Colts punter tweeted.
McAfee had to defend the honor of kickers and special teams. After all, he’s part of a special teams unit that’s helped kicker Adam Vinatieri make 43 straight field goals, an NFL record. Long-snapper Matt Overton delivers the ball, McAfee holds it and Vinatieri knocks it through.
And they’ve done it, successfully, 43 times in a row stretching back to last season, breaking the previous NFL mark set by former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt.