We have spent a lot of time this offseason discussing the Cleveland Browns new vertical offense and their soon to be ultra-aggressive defensive scheme, but we haven’t spent any time at all talking about special teams. However, that is about to change. According to a report from Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, the Browns are considering keeping two kickers — Shayne Graham and Brandon Bogotay — on the regular season roster.
Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski commented on the kicking situation and he made it clear that their is no front-runner for the starting job.
“It’s been close. It’s been back and forth,” Chudzinski said. “Obviously, you get into the preseason and those games and that will be a very important part of the process of the evaluation. But it’s ongoing all the way through.”
The decision to keep two kickers would be a rarity, but the Browns like aspects of each player’s game.
Graham is a very accurate kicker inside of the 40-yard line, while Bogotay has a much stronger leg and could handle kickoff duties. That would make Graham the team’s go to guy on short distance field goals, while Bogotay would come trotting on if the team needed a little more leg.
Of course, a terrible performance in the preseason by any of the kickers could change everything, but if things stay like they are the Browns fans could have two kickers cheer/boo.