Josh Scobee to kick PATs and short field goals with left foot

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Jaguars kicker will try something revolutionary for the 2014 season.

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been trying to be a forward thinking team under new owner Shad Khan and general manager Dave Caldwell. That's not limited to the marketing or scouting department however as kicker Josh Scobee will attempt to kick extra points and short field goals left footed during training camp and the 2014 pre-season.

"You have to up your versatility a bit when you're a special teams player," Scobee told Big Cat Country. "By being able to alternate which foot I'm kicking with it will make field goals and PATs harder to block. The team's won't always know which way the ball is going to slice over the offensive line."

While teams will be tipped off by how the holder is kneeling before the snap, perhaps the Jaguars can do things like call an audible to have punter Bryan Anger simply reset which way he is kneeling which will force teams to potentially adjust their block packages.

"For the longer stuff, over 30 yards I'm still going with my right leg," Scobee added. "It's the power leg but I think I might be a little more accurate on the shorter ones with my left. It's something I've played around with in the offseason but I think we can actually try it out in live games."

It will be interesting to see if it's something the Jaguars will go ahead with in the regular season.

"Make sure when I hit the first left footed one in a game the Bold City Brigade section holla's atcha boy."

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