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Scifres Pro Bowl worthy

Debating the wisdom of using a fifth round draft pick on a punter was laid to rest when Mike Scifres delivered a Pro Bowl worthy season. Following in the footsteps of the beloved Darren Bennett was no easy task and Scifres handled it with ease, showing his own "Aussie" pooch.

It was before last year's remarkable season, and Chargers general manager A.J. Smith was talking about the punter who would replace one of the team's most productive and popular players: Darren Bennett. "We think we have a young guy with the talent to go to the Pro Bowl," Smith said last September of Mike Scifres. Smith nearly was dead-on. Scifres had a dream season for the Chargers in 200...

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