Originally Posted by infantrycak
Kickers are odd ducks and can go off one day and then turn sour another. Can't remember which preseason game it was when Rackers and Brown were competing. They were going kick for kick and Rackers just kept backing it up. They both hit one over 50 yards and Rackers went and set up a 60 yd attempt - Brown just walked away which I found odd since he has hit in a game from 58 yds. Rackers made the kick.
There's some numbers that suggest that from year to year, there are very few NFL kickers who play at consistent level.
That being said, the accuracy of kickers in recent years has been astonishing, and it can be a benefit to getting that sort of kicker because you know you will always get points and not be stuck in a bad position.
Also will note with Graham (and any other kicker) that Reliant is a much friendlier place to kick than Cincy.