The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other.
If Chris Kluwe had his way, he'd be in Minnesota now, fine-tuning his skills for the start of Vikings training camp.
Instead, his kicks sail over an empty baseball field at a sports complex a few blocks from his family's Huntington Beach home.
The Vikings got rid of him and the rest of the NFL has turned its back on him, but he is still kicking. Literally and figuratively.
"I haven't officially retired from the NFL," he says....