Hello to everyone! This is my very first post here, so I thought I'd start some very pertinent discussion. In Monday's Chronicle, there was a small half-column concerning N.D. Kalu and his views on kickers/punters: "I don't like kickers, but Kris is my favorite player. I've always had something about kickers and punters being called football players, but he's definitely a football player..." N.D. makes a blanket statement about kickers, then praises Kris, then makes another blanket statement concerning kickers/punters, then contradicts himself with his final words. I'm not a kicker/punter - I played tight end. But every time I hear a "player' say this type of stuff it really sets me off. Kalu had what, ONE assist yesterday? How about we remove all of Kris' performances from games over the last five years...what do we have? And that goes for kickers/punters in general. If you play a position and help the team win, you are a football player, semantically or otherwise! I know, what Kalu says is 'no big deal', etc. But it does continue around the league. It's not the end of the world, just some fodder for debate! Thanks for a great forum!