WASHINGTON — There might be no worse person to ask to miss a field goal than a man who is paid to make field goals.
Exhibit A: Redskins special teams coach Ben Kotwica was trying to run a missed field goal coverage drill in training camp. To start the drill, however, one needs a missed field goal.
Enter Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins.
Kotwica lined him up at the 45-yard-line and told him to attempt a 63-yard field goal. Kotwica specifically told Hopkins to miss the kick and to not kick his leg out, but Hopkins is trained to kick footballs through the uprights.
“I’m over here pissed off,” Kotwica said after the kicker drilled the 63-yarder. “I’m over there pissed off. That’s f—in’ unbelievable.”
The longest field goal kicked in an NFL game is 64 yards, by Matt Prater. Only a handful of players have kicked a 63-yarder in a game.