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Old 10-16-2015, 10:45 AM   #21
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Oh the days when we had a clutch guy like Morten or even Carney from inside the 40. We took it for granted when a FG was almost an automatic.

Whoever said it is right, the talent pool of kickers has diminished. There are not more guys who are with the same team for 10+ years anymore. It's a couple years and done it seems for everyone. That is a position that is tied so much to confidence and just streaky consistency in the set up.
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Old 10-16-2015, 11:57 AM   #22
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0-29 3 - 3
30-39 4 - 5
40-49 1 - 3
50+ 1 - 2

9-13 over all

serviceable but stats for 40-49 must be watched.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:16 PM   #23
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Yep. We have to get the 3 when kicking from inside the 40.
When those start coming up zeros too often he has to go.
When those efforts come away with no points, it starts to weigh on team confidence
and decision making in that part of the field.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:28 PM   #24
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Two missed FGs would have been huge in a typical Saints/Falcons game that is usually decided by 3 points, I cut him some slack with the game winner miss as a rookie, but those two misses are worrisome.
Ingram going, I see those comments points. Robinson looks good, runs downhill, and one guy usually doesn't stop him. Ingram got stood up pretty frequently last night and only seems to run downhill when they are near the endzone. But Hocker is the pressing issue for now.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:49 PM   #25
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Re: Hocker

Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
0-29 3 - 3
30-39 4 - 5
40-49 1 - 3
50+ 1 - 2

9-13 over all

serviceable but stats for 40-49 must be watched.
How is 69.2% considered serviceable?

If I only did 69% of my job I wouldn't get a paycheck.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:54 PM   #26
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here is the thing, the miss in the Cowboys game could have cost us the game. The two misses last night could have cost us, that is effectively taking a td OFF THE BOARD. hE NEEDS TO GET HIS **** TOGETHER. hE NEEDS TO MAKE 51 YARD FG'S.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:00 PM   #27
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I don't trust him.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:12 PM   #28
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I didn't think he won the kicking job coming out of camp.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:16 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
0-29 3 - 3
30-39 4 - 5
40-49 1 - 3
50+ 1 - 2

9-13 over all

serviceable but stats for 40-49 must be watched.
add a blocked EP and the fact that all 4 misses were at home and 'serviceable' becomes 'expendable'
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:06 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
Talent pool is thin, kickers all over the league have been screwing up for a few seasons now, just sayin'.
I hear that this Dustin Hopkins guy has only missed 1 FG this year. And that was a 50+ yard one. I sure wish we could stumble upon someone like that. Just unlucky I guess. Can't even get someone like that into camp. Or can we?
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