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(Pro Football Talk)   Tampa Bay kicker on missing all 3 field goal tries: "This one's on me." Apparently he can't count either   ( profootballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 09:16:14 AM  
16 votes:
56 and 49 yarders aren't gimmes, for sure. The 31? Yeah, that's definitely on him. Thing is none of 'em were even close.
2017-10-06 09:26:42 AM  
15 votes:
He might as well have cleaned out his locker on his way home from the game.
2017-10-06 11:26:34 AM  
9 votes:

SkittlesAreYum: Ker_Thwap: xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo

The announcers were surprisingly non terrible last night.  It seems like half the announcers normal have a gift of being able to piss off fans of both teams.

I'll never understand why people hate on Romo or Collinsworth. You don't like their voice? Do you want good football analysis or do you want Morgan Freeman? You can't have both.


Now, here's a guy who likes hearing "now, here's a guy who" over and over again on Sunday nights.
2017-10-06 11:21:46 AM  
7 votes:

SkittlesAreYum: I'll never understand why people hate on Romo or Collinsworth. You don't like their voice? Do you want good football analysis or do you want Morgan Freeman? You can't have both.


Romo is great but Collinsworth and "good football analysis" don't belong anywhere near each other.
2017-10-06 10:08:56 AM  
7 votes:
Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.
2017-10-06 10:55:48 AM  
6 votes:
Bad coaching decisions there.  He'd already missed a few times in the prior game, and they KNOW what his real range is, so they NEVER should have sent him out there for the 56 yard attempt.  It was a guaranteed miss, and it likely influenced his concentration on the next one (also risky) and by the time he lined up for the 31 yarder he was a farking head case of nerves.  Yes, an NFL kicker should make a 31 yarder, but the coaches didn't help by making him try a 56 yarder that he was never going to make.
2017-10-06 10:01:10 AM  
5 votes:
Maybe Robert Aguayo wasn't that bad after all.  Maybe Tampa is to kickers what Cleveland is to QBs.
2017-10-06 10:53:13 AM  
4 votes:

Ker_Thwap: xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo

The announcers were surprisingly non terrible last night.  It seems like half the announcers normal have a gift of being able to piss off fans of both teams.


Romo is a good announcer.
Thanks Dak.
Still hope he might make a comeback.
2017-10-06 10:14:12 AM  
4 votes:
How stupid do you have to be to draft a kicker
2017-10-06 12:05:59 PM  
3 votes:

DannyBrandt: AdmirableSnackbar: Romo is great

I thought it was going to be a disaster, but yeah, Romo deserves a spot in the booth.

It hurts my soul to àdmit that. Maybe we can get Jessica Simpson in the stands for the next few TNF games to screw with him.


I really liked Romo in the booth.  He knows his stuff and provides expert insight on coverages and routes and I like his demeanor.  Sounds like a fun guy to watch a game with a beer or twelve.
2017-10-06 11:48:32 AM  
3 votes:
As bad as Folk was, the play calling was even worse. Martin averaged almost 6 yards per carry but rather feed him more, they continued to let Winston chuck it all over the field missing wide open receivers all night. Martin damn well should have had more than 13 carries. I could almost get it if Winston was dealing, but he sucked balls last night.
2017-10-06 10:20:51 AM  
3 votes:

skylabdown: That was painful to watch.... by the time the third one was being set up I was telling myself "There's NO WAY he misses thi.... Oh shiat."


It was painful.  I've never seen such an obvious case of the yips in football.  It's not like he isn't capable of making those kicks.  And yet they weren't just missed, they were shanked.

I wanted Tampa to lose, but I didn't enjoy watching a guy's career come to a screeching halt.
2017-10-06 10:14:44 AM  
3 votes:

Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.


On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it
2017-10-06 09:56:29 AM  
3 votes:
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2017-10-06 09:49:12 AM  
3 votes:

John Buck 41: 56 and 49 yarders aren't gimmes, for sure. The 31? Yeah, that's definitely on him. Thing is none of 'em were even close.


That 56 yarder was so bad it missed the field.

Looking forward to our next terrible kicker though. That brief moment of hope when you get a new guy should be quickly erased when he misses a 22 yarder on his first attempt.
2017-10-06 12:25:38 PM  
2 votes:

SkittlesAreYum: Ker_Thwap: xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo

The announcers were surprisingly non terrible last night.  It seems like half the announcers normal have a gift of being able to piss off fans of both teams.

I'll never understand why people hate on Romo or Collinsworth. You don't like their voice? Do you want good football analysis or do you want Morgan Freeman? You can't have both.


Romo seems good so far, he doesn't seem to take himself too seriously.  Collinsworth is horrible, and it's not about his voice.  He's exactly the know it all type who confidently rips the play call in hindsight.  I thought he was going to cry when Malcom Butler intercepted that pass.  Just very negative and opinionated overall.  Yes, he knows the rules of the game at least.  His analysis is often flawed based on the game situation.
2017-10-06 11:36:59 AM  
2 votes:

DannyBrandt: AdmirableSnackbar: Romo is great

I thought it was going to be a disaster, but yeah, Romo deserves a spot in the booth.

It hurts my soul to àdmit that. Maybe we can get Jessica Simpson in the stands for the next few TNF games to screw with him.


I too thought he did a really good job.

He's got a lot of energy.  Seems like a very happy dude.
It's a shame is career as a player didn't go better.  He was never anything close the the best QB.  But he was good...
2017-10-06 11:14:52 AM  
2 votes:

Ker_Thwap: xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo

The announcers were surprisingly non terrible last night.  It seems like half the announcers normal have a gift of being able to piss off fans of both teams.


I'll never understand why people hate on Romo or Collinsworth. You don't like their voice? Do you want good football analysis or do you want Morgan Freeman? You can't have both.
2017-10-06 11:13:16 AM  
2 votes:

meanmutton: AquaTatanka: How stupid do you have to be to draft a kicker

If it's a once-in-a-generation guy, I can see spending a 6th rounder on him. Or just wait for a team to get pissed that an awesome kicker missed a key field goal and sign him for just over the veteran minimum. Whatever.


Janikowski was possibly the second-best 1st round pick in 2000 after Urlacher.
2017-10-06 10:26:02 AM  
2 votes:
As a Patriots fan, that was an ugly game to watch.  Solder looks slow and broken, more absolutely brainless penalties, some dropped passes, an overthrow.  Fortunately, the Bucs offense looked even worse.
2017-10-07 12:07:06 AM  
1 vote:
According to dywed88, it's okay to lose a game or two now and then because you don't give a shiat about your kicker.

But I'm going to disagree with that plan.
2017-10-06 04:53:04 PM  
1 vote:

inner ted: xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo

did you notice how the Pats kicker right after that positively blasted it & i don't think he looked up til that ball was almost through the posts

laces out Dan


Yup. When you're on, when you have confidence, and you can *feel* you hit it _just right_, you don' t really NEED to look to confirm. You already know.

Similar to a golf swing, or a bowling toss..."As soon as I let it go"
2017-10-06 04:48:59 PM  
1 vote:

xaks: eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.

It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo


did you notice how the Pats kicker right after that positively blasted it & i don't think he looked up til that ball was almost through the posts

laces out Dan
2017-10-06 04:41:10 PM  
1 vote:

AquaTatanka: How stupid do you have to be to draft a kicker


CTRL-F Russell Erxlaben

Hmm...
2017-10-06 02:58:01 PM  
1 vote:

Ker_Thwap: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WooPp3UVCp8]


That was beautiful.  Still have a soft spot in my heart for that guy.
2017-10-06 02:57:21 PM  
1 vote:

Ker_Thwap: [Youtube image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/WooPp3UVCp8]


Adam Vinatieri played against Herschel Walker? Damn he's old
2017-10-06 02:26:06 PM  
1 vote:

AquaTatanka: How stupid do you have to be to draft a kicker


I've no idea how hard it is to find a good kicker, and maybe you don't need to draft one.  But you *do* need a good kicker.

On essentially every NFL team, every year, the highest scoring player is the kicker.  He kicks all the field goals, and every time someone gets a TD, he kicks the extra point.  Those TD's get spread around between one or two running backs and a bunch of receivers, plus an occasional QB keeper.  But the kicker gets a point from almost every TD.

Lots of games come down to kicking.

Yes, kickers tend to be smaller than most NFL players, and they are far less involved in the physical/violent parts of the game.  But they are very important and you can't ignore that position, you can't start thinking "It's just a kicker, it doesn't matter".
2017-10-06 02:01:00 PM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: Poor guy.  It was probably Belichick putting magnets in the ball.  Right, haters?


You should wipe your chin
2017-10-06 01:23:52 PM  
1 vote:

lilbjorn: Poor guy.  It was probably Belichick putting magnets in the ball.  Right, haters?


It's possible.
2017-10-06 01:15:53 PM  
1 vote:

abmoraz: Maybe Robert Aguayo wasn't that bad after all.  Maybe Tampa is to kickers what Cleveland is to QBs.


Nah, the bucs are the all time best at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
It's what they do. Had he made them all, odds are they still would have lost.
2017-10-06 12:56:53 PM  
1 vote:

abmoraz: Maybe Robert Aguayo wasn't that bad after all.  Maybe Tampa is to kickers what Cleveland is to QBs.


Except Tampa has had some really decent kickers in the past.
2017-10-06 12:42:05 PM  
1 vote:
At least Romo doesn't seem to take himself too seriously. He had a moment where he was praising the Bucs for doing something (maybe kicking a FG instead of going for it on 4th down) and after it failed he came right back with a tongue-in-cheek "like I said, you gotta go for it there".
2017-10-06 12:30:11 PM  
1 vote:
Collinsworth is enough to make me mute or avoid SNF altogether.  I find him that grating.  He's an insufferably arrogant douche.  He rambles on about his good old days and talks like people are watching to tune in to his life story.  I can't count the number of times i've actually yelled "STFU Collinsworth" at my TV.

I really like Romo so far but, Romo was going a bit too far into the "in Dallas we...." stories last night too.
Focus on the game at hand or recollect stories vague enough that you're not name dropping Amendola and Cole Beasley.
2017-10-06 11:27:53 AM  
1 vote:

AdmirableSnackbar: Romo is great


I thought it was going to be a disaster, but yeah, Romo deserves a spot in the booth.

It hurts my soul to àdmit that. Maybe we can get Jessica Simpson in the stands for the next few TNF games to screw with him.
2017-10-06 11:11:07 AM  
1 vote:

cefm: Bad coaching decisions there.  He'd already missed a few times in the prior game, and they KNOW what his real range is


In the pregame show they lamenting that he looked really good in warm-ups, maybe the prior game was a fluke, wet ball, blah blah.

It wouldn't even have mattered if the Bucs offense could actually score more touchdowns. They lost not because of their crappy kicker but because they couldn't score on their own merit.
2017-10-06 10:45:16 AM  
1 vote:

skylabdown: That was painful to watch.... by the time the third one was being set up I was telling myself "There's NO WAY he misses thi.... Oh shiat."


I'm a Pats fan and felt bad enough for him that I genuinely wanted him to hit that one.
2017-10-06 10:32:15 AM  
1 vote:

eyeq360: Glockenspiel Hero: Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.

On the missed 31-yarder they did a slow motion replay of the snap and hold.  Holder got it down clean, turned the laces away and held it correctly.  (Linked since NFL is prevented embeds)  Folk just completely miffed it

The 31-yarder looked like a give-me one. Just kick it straight through the uprights and make 3 points. Folk went and hooked it way too the left. That was some funky kicking mechanics there.


It was nice actually having Feely on the sidelines for it "See him pick up his toe on the kick? That's cause he picked up his head. No confidence in the kick as he makes it, he HAS to look early to watch it, which causes the left hook"

His own head is up his ass, and the former kicker can show it in slow-mo
2017-10-06 10:30:28 AM  
1 vote:
Kotter and Jameis are probably glad inside Folk took the pressure off their horrible games.
2017-10-06 10:27:31 AM  
1 vote:
You can take the player from the JETS, but you can't take the JETS out of the player.
2017-10-06 10:12:23 AM  
1 vote:
Aguayo is available. If not him, then there's probably a good kicker available in the first round next year.

/remember vividly discussing the stupidity of that pick with people who insisted it was fine
2017-10-06 10:12:14 AM  
1 vote:

abmoraz: Maybe Robert Aguayo wasn't that bad after all.  Maybe Tampa is to kickers what Cleveland is to QBs.


The Curse of Igwebuike
2017-10-06 10:12:12 AM  
1 vote:
That was painful to watch.... by the time the third one was being set up I was telling myself "There's NO WAY he misses thi.... Oh shiat."
2017-10-06 10:10:33 AM  
1 vote:

Klivian: Is it possible that it's the holder/long snapper? If you keep putting new kickers in and there's still a problem, eventually you have to look for another cause.


The holds looked fine last night
2017-10-06 09:53:55 AM  
1 vote:

Tiberius Gracchus: Ethertap: John Buck 41: 56 and 49 yarders aren't gimmes, for sure. The 31? Yeah, that's definitely on him. Thing is none of 'em were even close.

That 56 yarder was so bad it missed the field.

Looking forward to our next terrible kicker though. That brief moment of hope when you get a new guy should be quickly erased when he misses a 22 yarder on his first attempt.

Chicago released a former second round pick/college star kicker just before the season started, he might be worth a try!


We already ruined his career, so it's only fitting we bring him back for the mercy kill.
 
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