The Point After paints an excruciatingly vivid picture of the game of football beyond the macho stereotypes and the shallow knowledge all those Sunday afternoon armchair quarterbacks hold dear. The book describes how kickers – despite being the leading scorers on every team in the league – are disdained by other players and coaches, and treated as if they have the cushiest ride in the sport. Even general managers, owners, and fans look down on kickers. The book goes beyond that position, though, spelling out the brutal realities that drive the ruthless business of pro football, and how teams see players as disposable corporate assets with an expiration date – kickers more so than anyone. The author explains how that philosophy affects the individual player, and everyone around him.