Earlier this week, the Detroit Lions announced that they had signed former 49ers kicker David Akers to a one-year deal. This coming just a day after Jason Hanson, who had spent his entire 21-year career in Motown, retired. Last season with San Francisco, Akers missed 13/42 regular season attempts, a career worst 31%.
This move is kind of a gamble, but I understand it. They're just replacing one veteran kicker with another. Akers will probably struggle, but it won't affect them too much. With or without him, they're gonna have a below .500 2013 season. They're just past their winning time.