Question: Let's see, after week one of the 2007 season against the lowly Detroit Lions, would I rather have SeaBass or Shaun Alexander? Maybe Joe Nedney could still be kicking field goals for us, as he has for a bunch of other teams in the NFL since we released him for SeaBass. Hmm ... SeaBass or Alexander ... hmmmm
Bruce Eldridge, Chocorua, N.H.
Answer: It didn't take long for Sebastian Janikowski to remind everyone what he hasn't done as a pro.
Don't forget besides Shaun Alexander, Chad Pennington and Keith Bullock were first-round picks that year who were picked after Janikowski, who hasn't been to a Pro Bowl since being picked out of Florida State in 2000.
His struggles are puzzling. If he weren't a first-round pick, I wonder if the Raiders would have gotten rid of him years ago.
He makes too much money to be so inconsistent. I know none of the kicks he tried were chip shots, but he's paid not to miss from 46.
A kicker noted for a strong leg can't miss kicks inside of 50 yards, especially for an offense trying to get untracked and needing every point.
By the way, Neil Rackers is a Pro Bowl kicker drafted the same year - in the sixth round.
- Jason Jones