Dump David Akers

Last night in my grades, I briefly mentioned that the 49ers should cut David Akers. Let’s expand on that.

Akers is the weakest link on the team. He’s the worst kicker in the NFL this season. For the last few months he hasn’t been able to hit 50-yard field goals. In the playoffs, you need a kicker who is money inside 40 yards. Last night, Akers missed a 39-yarder.

In warm-ups, his kicks hook to right. In games, he tries to overcompensate by pushing kicks to the left. His mechanics must be out of whack.

I’m saying they should cut Akers and sign Nate Kaeding today. What do you think the 49ers should do?

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