Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
It's not playstation.
If a kicker ever misses a kick on purpose, he's a moron. There is so much muscle memory involved that it's insane to try to tinker with it to intentionally miss a kick.
Bryant simply yacked the kick but when he saw what it did, he was able to make an immediate adjustment and try again.
The 'ice' backfired perfectly on Carrol there and that is the 'market' solution to the icing attempts. And ultimately I think the fact that so many coaches have stopped doing them suggests that they're figuring this out as well.
Actually..... Many kickers "in practice" aim for the upright to see how accurate they are. At least that's what Janikowski does, and he doesn't suck...