Solitary as they are on National Football League rosters – one per team – punters can be a pretty tight bunch. And when one of them has one of those games – the kind Scifres has been having on an astonishingly frequent basis this Chargers season – thunderfoots like Shane Lechler of the Oakland Raiders and Dustin Colquitt of the Kansas City Chiefs will put aside AFC West rivalry and dial up Scifres out of fellowship.
Their usual message for Scifres?
“ ‘Better you than me,’ “ said Scifres with a wry laugh. “But in a joking way.”