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VIDEO: Remembering Doug Flutie's Legendary Drop Kick Extra Point From 2006

Jason Schandl
Video of Doug Flutie's amazing drop kick from 2006.
Video of Doug Flutie's amazing drop kick from 2006. / YouTube: NFL Scrimmage
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Bill Belichick has never been a stranger to doing things differently. It seems that every couple years, Belichick unveils a new wrinkle, finding ways to best make use of quirks in the NFL rulebook.

Recently that has included things like incurring offensive penalties to run extra time off the clock, or using bizarre formations with surprise ineligible receivers to get a leg up on the Baltimore Ravens in a playoff game.

Sometimes the wrinkles are just for fun, though, like when he let backup quarterback Doug Flutie drop kick an extra point in 2006.

Doug Flutie Drop Kick Video

This Week 17 matchup didn't matter (Tom Brady threw just 8 passes), and the Patriots ended up losing, but this was a highlight for the ages. The 43-year-old Flutie became the first player to make a drop kick since 1941.

A drop kick, if you're wondering, is basically a field goal without a holder. If you kick the ball once it hits the ground it's like a field goal, not a punt.

Flutie may not have been an elite NFL player, but between his famous play at Boston College, his outstanding CFL career and his time in the NFL, he's a football legend. Hitting a drop kick on the final play of his career, and earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the process, was a really fun way to cap things off.

This was a really fun play, but the craziest part comes after Flutie makes the kick. The usually stoic Belichick gets caught on camera beaming with a full-on smile.


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