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‘Idiot Kicker’ Mike Vanderjagt Now Developing Likely Idiotic Football Program

Former NFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt has been assigned the task of developing Marco Island (Fla.) Academy’s fledgling football program. Vanderjagt, who was once not-so-flatteringly referred to as “idiot kicker” by Peyton Manning when the two were teammates on the Indianapolis Colts, seems pretty pumped up about the opportunity, but you know what they say, ignorance is bliss.

Via the Indianapolis Star:

“Basically, coaching at this age is like an artist’s version of a blank canvas,” Vanderjagt told the Marco Eagle newspaper. “You can kind of mold them to be a good player because they have no preconceived notions in general about sports.”

Blank canvas, indeed. Let’s hope not, but my guess is those kids are totally screwed, man.

Former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt hired to help school start football program [Indianapolis Star]