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2012-12-22 12:06:38 PM  
I said whoa a few times while watching that.  Sign the dude up.
 
2012-12-22 12:35:23 PM  
But can he do it with 11 guys charging at him?

And what happens when the first time he misses half the state of New York calls for his head?
 
2012-12-22 12:39:09 PM  
The Packers aren't interested. They have full faith Crosby will turn it around one of these weeks.
 
2012-12-22 12:41:00 PM  

LarryDan43: The Packers aren't interested. They have full faith Crosby will turn it around one of these weeks.


I have full faith that he will turn it around, too.

No, literally, he'll miss so bad that the ball actually goes behind him.
 
2012-12-22 12:58:35 PM  
I let out an "Oh Snap!" on that last kick.
 
2012-12-22 12:59:12 PM  
A guy named Harvard setting his video to Dropkick Murphys and the Jets take him?

That's some fine trolling right there
 
2012-12-22 01:01:53 PM  
Comment FTFA:

FlakJack

Who would have ever thought that a video showcasing spectacular feet would garner the attention of a Jets coach?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-22 01:04:48 PM  
Something something NFL Team, Jets something something
 
2012-12-22 01:09:29 PM  
I'd like to see this guy picked up just to see a return of the drop kick to the NFL
 
2012-12-22 01:11:25 PM  
There's just no chance that the tool who wrote this comment isn't a Farker:

As a kicker I had to chime in...there are many HIGH SCHOOL placekickers that can do 3/4 of the same things he does and probably all of the tricks if given a numerous amount of chances...the things wrong that make him look better than he is include he is using high school reg posts, he uses what looks like a 2 inch kickoff block for many kicks, or is using way more than 3 steps for some longerso called field goals or should I say kickoffs.....I myself can do everything in this video myself..I can juggle, I can kick from extreme angles consistently (heck I can kick them from the endline and just curve it through), so where is my NFL tryout, hahaha.....also those drop kicks are more like punts as a true drop kick has to hit the ground if you want to count in an actual game.
 
2012-12-22 01:25:23 PM  
Trajectory seems a little low...
 
2012-12-22 01:40:57 PM  
løljets

Nice touch.
 
2012-12-22 02:01:36 PM  
take 189748972589673568963286589632 aaand action!
 
2012-12-22 02:12:59 PM  

ATRDCI: I'd like to see this guy picked up just to see a return of the drop kick to the NFL


Doug Flutie approves of this.
 
2012-12-22 02:23:45 PM  
Impressive stuff... good points that obviously you can try to do things 500 times and then put your successes on You Tube, but, NFL teams make boatloads of money, doesn't hurt to get some free PR and, if he does show up and actually have consistent talent, even better.

Honestly though, the most impressive thing he could have done which I didn't notice was consistently make a bunch of 70 yd FGs.
 
2012-12-22 02:34:06 PM  
With what they owe Sanchez and Tebow and all that salary cap business I wonder if the Jets can afjord him.
 
2012-12-22 03:23:28 PM  

dletter: Honestly though, the most impressive thing he could have done which I didn't notice was consistently make a bunch of 70 yd FGs.

He obviously has ridiculous accuracy and a leg to kick 60 yard field goals.  Dude could be one of the few players in the NFL to handle punts and placekicking.

 
2012-12-22 03:27:58 PM  
Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.
 
2012-12-22 03:43:11 PM  

Lou Cypher: Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.


How do you know he wasn't using a regulation ball in the video?   Why wouldn't he?
 
2012-12-22 03:45:37 PM  

dletter: Honestly though, the most impressive thing he could have done which I didn't notice was consistently make a bunch of 70 yd FGs.


Exactly.  Most NFL kickers can make 70 yarders regularly during practice.

Still, good on him for getting a tryout.
 
2012-12-22 03:51:14 PM  

downstairs: Lou Cypher: Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.

How do you know he wasn't using a regulation ball in the video?   Why wouldn't he?


The NFL kicking balls are specially marked and untouched before they are put into the game, they are noticeably more slick on the surface. Not saying he couldn't work with one, but it would be different from a ball that's well broken in.
 
2012-12-22 03:55:03 PM  

Lou Cypher: downstairs: Lou Cypher: Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.

How do you know he wasn't using a regulation ball in the video?   Why wouldn't he?

The NFL kicking balls are specially marked and untouched before they are put into the game, they are noticeably more slick on the surface. Not saying he couldn't work with one, but it would be different from a ball that's well broken in.


I did know the kicking balls are different.  I didn't know they had a different surface.  I thought they just had a different air pressure.
 
2012-12-22 04:56:24 PM  
That's cool and all that but does he have a hot Norwegian sister?
 
2012-12-22 05:46:13 PM  

Hardy-r-r: That's cool and all that but does he have a hot Norwegian sister?


She hasn't been quite as hot since she was bit by the Møøse.
 
2012-12-22 06:09:30 PM  

downstairs: Lou Cypher: downstairs: Lou Cypher: Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.

How do you know he wasn't using a regulation ball in the video?   Why wouldn't he?

The NFL kicking balls are specially marked and untouched before they are put into the game, they are noticeably more slick on the surface. Not saying he couldn't work with one, but it would be different from a ball that's well broken in.

I did know the kicking balls are different.  I didn't know they had a different surface.  I thought they just had a different air pressure.


It's not a ball that's any different from a regular football. They just are basically brand-new out-ot-the-box. They arent' scuffed up and broken in like the regular balls. Because of this, they are a lot harder to kick.
 
2012-12-22 06:14:34 PM  

kidgenius: Because of this, they are a lot harder to kick.


and catch

Link
 
2012-12-22 08:16:43 PM  
That video is about as realistic as this one.

/Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.
 
2012-12-22 08:25:37 PM  
There's no Monday Saturday Night Football greenlight yet. This seems as good a place as any.
 
2012-12-22 08:28:08 PM  

Foaming: There's no Monday Saturday Night Football greenlight yet. This seems as good a place as any.


Agreed.

I used to berate people for submitting Monday / Thursday Night Football threads early in the morning, but nowadays that's apparently what you need to do to actually get one greenlit.
 
2012-12-22 08:28:39 PM  

dletter: Impressive stuff... good points that obviously you can try to do things 500 times and then put your successes on You Tube, but, NFL teams make boatloads of money, doesn't hurt to get some free PR and, if he does show up and actually have consistent talent, even better.


That's why I liked the section where he nailed six 60-yarders in a row in one take.

Popcorn Johnny: dletter: Honestly though, the most impressive thing he could have done which I didn't notice was consistently make a bunch of 70 yd FGs.

He obviously has ridiculous accuracy and a leg to kick 60 yard field goals.  Dude could be one of the few players in the NFL to handle punts and placekicking.


That might be his biggest upside. If you can have one guy do both (and get someone else to hold on place-kicks, which a lot of punters do now), then you've got a spot on your roster cleared up for a third-stringer somewhere else on the field.
 
2012-12-22 08:29:25 PM  
Well, we have a thread now.
 
2012-12-22 08:29:28 PM  
The entire MNF countdown crew picked the Falcons. They're doomed.
 
2012-12-22 08:46:45 PM  

puckrock2000: /Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.


You're kidding, right? There is nothing about the physics of any of those kicks that screams fake.
 
2012-12-22 09:19:23 PM  
I got curious based on this thread so I watched the video... that guy's movements are dead wrong. He's kicking like a soccer player. Every one of those kicks would have been blocked and returned for a touchdown.
 
2012-12-22 09:25:31 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I got curious based on this thread so I watched the video... that guy's movements are dead wrong. He's kicking like a soccer player. Every one of those kicks would have been blocked and returned for a touchdown.


That is something that can be altered.

//Pray it doesn't get altered any further.
 
2012-12-22 10:27:45 PM  
Heh, the Jets should've got their QB from YouTube as well instead of USC.

Poor guy. About the only good that'll come out of this is that he gets paid some decent money. Otherwise he's being tried out by one of the worst and most dysfunctional teams in the NFL who plays for a city with the most critical fans. And the Jets will use him just as badly as they have used Tebow. I hope this guy has some thick skin because he'll need it if he's going to play for the Jets.
 
2012-12-22 10:45:37 PM  

RminusQ: dletter: Impressive stuff... good points that obviously you can try to do things 500 times and then put your successes on You Tube, but, NFL teams make boatloads of money, doesn't hurt to get some free PR and, if he does show up and actually have consistent talent, even better.

That's why I liked the section where he nailed six 60-yarders in a row in one take.


I thought they were 50-yarders. But as you say, still impressive. And remember he banana kicked it through the goal post twice in a row, too.

If you can pull off that last kick one time in 500, that's still impressive. And that means that you can probably pull off a lot of the other kicks in a lot fewer tries. So I'd say sign this dude up.

kidgenius: downstairs: Lou Cypher: downstairs: Lou Cypher: Be interesting to see how much trickery he could pull off with a regulation NFL kicking ball, could be potential to set up some interesting onside kickoff plays.

How do you know he wasn't using a regulation ball in the video?   Why wouldn't he?

The NFL kicking balls are specially marked and untouched before they are put into the game, they are noticeably more slick on the surface. Not saying he couldn't work with one, but it would be different from a ball that's well broken in.

I did know the kicking balls are different.  I didn't know they had a different surface.  I thought they just had a different air pressure.

It's not a ball that's any different from a regular football. They just are basically brand-new out-ot-the-box. They arent' scuffed up and broken in like the regular balls. Because of this, they are a lot harder to kick.


I didn't know this. Thanks. I do have one question, though. This means there's a new ball every fourth down, then, right? Because you wouldn't want tip off a fake by using the same ball.
 
2012-12-22 11:35:02 PM  

puckrock2000: That video is about as realistic as this one.

/Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.


I can see you dont have much experience kicking an oblong ball.

Those "sharp turns" are not unusual.

As for the video, I think others have pointed out the obvious stuff:

1] Drop kicks must touch the ground before they are kicked - so he performs no "drop kick" fieldgoals in the video.
2] He's kicking from a high tee in many of the kicks, which makes long kicks easier (actual room to get under the ball)
3] He's taking more run up steps than an NFL kicker (Okay for kickoffs, not okay for FGs)
4] He has a few "consecutive" kick clips which are nice, but many are one-shots - it could be 1 of 1000 attempts.
5] Many high school, and most collegiate kickers could put together something like that - only the final collision-kick (and maybe the bicycle kicks) would be that difficult.
6] He's got a good leg, but most NFL kickers can nail 60 yarders in practice. Mark Mosely used to nail 70 yarders in practice in old RFK, before each game. Thats why he was allowed to try an 80 yd attempt vs houston in the late 70's
7] Long kicks with no defense - well, the longer the kick, the lower the trajectory needs to be (in general) and Im not sure his 60 yard kicks would have cleared his own line.
8] He's still pretty good, from what the video shows. A natural motion. I kicked in college, and I never exceeded 55 yards in practice, so he's better than I ever was.
(I was a straight-away kicker, like Mosely)
 
2012-12-22 11:41:28 PM  

ISO15693: puckrock2000: That video is about as realistic as this one.

/Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.

I can see you dont have much experience kicking an oblong ball.

Those "sharp turns" are not unusual.

As for the video, I think others have pointed out the obvious stuff:

1] Drop kicks must touch the ground before they are kicked - so he performs no "drop kick" fieldgoals in the video.
2] He's kicking from a high tee in many of the kicks, which makes long kicks easier (actual room to get under the ball)
3] He's taking more run up steps than an NFL kicker (Okay for kickoffs, not okay for FGs)
4] He has a few "consecutive" kick clips which are nice, but many are one-shots - it could be 1 of 1000 attempts.
5] Many high school, and most collegiate kickers could put together something like that - only the final collision-kick (and maybe the bicycle kicks) would be that difficult.
6] He's got a good leg, but most NFL kickers can nail 60 yarders in practice. Mark Mosely used to nail 70 yarders in practice in old RFK, before each game. Thats why he was allowed to try an 80 yd attempt vs houston in the late 70's
7] Long kicks with no defense - well, the longer the kick, the lower the trajectory needs to be (in general) and Im not sure his 60 yard kicks would have cleared his own line.
8] He's still pretty good, from what the video shows. A natural motion. I kicked in college, and I never exceeded 55 yards in practice, so he's better than I ever was.
(I was a straight-away kicker, like Mosely)


And now we know who it was.
 
2012-12-23 12:37:39 AM  

The Muthaship: ISO15693: puckrock2000: That video is about as realistic as this one.

/Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.

I can see you dont have much experience kicking an oblong ball.

Those "sharp turns" are not unusual.

As for the video, I think others have pointed out the obvious stuff:

1] Drop kicks must touch the ground before they are kicked - so he performs no "drop kick" fieldgoals in the video.
2] He's kicking from a high tee in many of the kicks, which makes long kicks easier (actual room to get under the ball)
3] He's taking more run up steps than an NFL kicker (Okay for kickoffs, not okay for FGs)
4] He has a few "consecutive" kick clips which are nice, but many are one-shots - it could be 1 of 1000 attempts.
5] Many high school, and most collegiate kickers could put together something like that - only the final collision-kick (and maybe the bicycle kicks) would be that difficult.
6] He's got a good leg, but most NFL kickers can nail 60 yarders in practice. Mark Mosely used to nail 70 yarders in practice in old RFK, before each game. Thats why he was allowed to try an 80 yd attempt vs houston in the late 70's
7] Long kicks with no defense - well, the longer the kick, the lower the trajectory needs to be (in general) and Im not sure his 60 yard kicks would have cleared his own line.
8] He's still pretty good, from what the video shows. A natural motion. I kicked in college, and I never exceeded 55 yards in practice, so he's better than I ever was.
(I was a straight-away kicker, like Mosely)

And now we know who it was.


lol
 
2012-12-23 12:58:19 AM  
I don't see on YouTube where he was trying to get a tryout. Seems to me he was just posting his kicking skills (with an American football) for the lulz.
 
2012-12-23 03:22:49 AM  

The Muthaship: ISO15693: puckrock2000: That video is about as realistic as this one.

/Seriously, the kick at 1:59 that makes a sudden sharp right turn? Gimme a break.

I can see you dont have much experience kicking an oblong ball.

Those "sharp turns" are not unusual.

As for the video, I think others have pointed out the obvious stuff:

1] Drop kicks must touch the ground before they are kicked - so he performs no "drop kick" fieldgoals in the video.
2] He's kicking from a high tee in many of the kicks, which makes long kicks easier (actual room to get under the ball)
3] He's taking more run up steps than an NFL kicker (Okay for kickoffs, not okay for FGs)
4] He has a few "consecutive" kick clips which are nice, but many are one-shots - it could be 1 of 1000 attempts.
5] Many high school, and most collegiate kickers could put together something like that - only the final collision-kick (and maybe the bicycle kicks) would be that difficult.
6] He's got a good leg, but most NFL kickers can nail 60 yarders in practice. Mark Mosely used to nail 70 yarders in practice in old RFK, before each game. Thats why he was allowed to try an 80 yd attempt vs houston in the late 70's
7] Long kicks with no defense - well, the longer the kick, the lower the trajectory needs to be (in general) and Im not sure his 60 yard kicks would have cleared his own line.
8] He's still pretty good, from what the video shows. A natural motion. I kicked in college, and I never exceeded 55 yards in practice, so he's better than I ever was.
(I was a straight-away kicker, like Mosely)

And now we know who it was.


Who what was?
 
2012-12-23 09:11:29 AM  

ISO15693: And now we know who it was.

Who what was?


The Farker who left the comment in the article, Studman69-Alt.
 
2012-12-23 11:47:27 AM  

LesserEvil: ISO15693: And now we know who it was.

Who what was?

The Farker who left the comment in the article, Studman69-Alt.


Not me. I did scan through the comments, and included some of them in my list.

My only other "alt" was my previous one, "mtylerjr".

The only reason I changed was because of the increasing number of ranting fark posts I've made coming up in google searches for my real name :(
 
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