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2017-09-12 09:11:16 AM  
"Do something sweet. Do something sweet. Do something sweet. Standard Caucasian high-five."

LOLWUT?
 
2017-09-12 09:25:09 AM  
Pat McAfee is the best
 
2017-09-12 09:38:17 AM  
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2017-09-12 09:42:17 AM  
Yeah, and they're not going to fall for the banana in the tailback.
 
2017-09-12 09:58:05 AM  

scottydoesntknow: "Do something sweet. Do something sweet. Do something sweet. Standard Caucasian high-five."

LOLWUT?


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2017-09-12 10:01:07 AM  
And everyone thought I was crazy to take him first in my fantasy draft.
 
2017-09-12 10:25:49 AM  
What's worse - recording the playback of a TV broadcast by pointing your cell phone at the screen, or doing it Vertical Video style?

/the FSMdamned TV screen is horizontal - make your phone horizontal too, moran
 
2017-09-12 10:28:33 AM  
Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.
 
2017-09-12 10:29:43 AM  

Broktun: Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.





http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/191948/sam-koch-has-chang​ed-the-punting-game-and-almost-no-one-noticed

Oops, it is 10 different punts.
 
2017-09-12 10:30:06 AM  
That was indeed a beautiful punt.

Here's my contrarian view on punting. You're like, "what, there are contrarian views on punting?" Yes, and here's mine: punts downed inside the 20 are overrated. I'm not impressed unless it's downed inside the 8 or so. If the play starts on the 50 and it's downed at the 15, the punter is credited with a quality kick and does caucasian high-fives all around. The problem is that punters live in mortal fear of touchbacks. I say there are worse things in life than touchbacks, and the difference between a touchback and that 35-yarder you're so proud of is negligible. Aim to have that farker downed inside the 5.

(Am I impressed by a 50-yarder that's downed at the 15? Of course I am, because it's a long-ass punt, but that's a different matter.)

So, yeah, Hekker did what I would want my punter to do.
 
2017-09-12 10:41:46 AM  
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2017-09-12 10:46:14 AM  

Super Chronic: That was indeed a beautiful punt.

Here's my contrarian view on punting. You're like, "what, there are contrarian views on punting?" Yes, and here's mine: punts downed inside the 20 are overrated. I'm not impressed unless it's downed inside the 8 or so. If the play starts on the 50 and it's downed at the 15, the punter is credited with a quality kick and does caucasian high-fives all around. The problem is that punters live in mortal fear of touchbacks. I say there are worse things in life than touchbacks, and the difference between a touchback and that 35-yarder you're so proud of is negligible. Aim to have that farker downed inside the 5.

(Am I impressed by a 50-yarder that's downed at the 15? Of course I am, because it's a long-ass punt, but that's a different matter.)

So, yeah, Hekker did what I would want my punter to do.


I actually agree 100%.  From the 15 a drop back qb is in no danger of being sacked for a safety and even if the offense goes 3 and out the resulting punt will be from normal distance behind the line of scrimmage.  Move that starting position inside the 8 and a safety becomes a real possibility - the play selection by the offense is necessarily limited (mostly, some coaches throw from the end zone but you better be damned sure you know what you're doing) and any punt from less than full distance either must be hurried (reducing distance) or risk an easy block.

I'd tell my kicker to shoot for inside the 10 everytime and we'll live with a lot more touchbacks that dont really matter.
 
2017-09-12 11:01:09 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Pat McAfee is the best


The douche that poses with his gun and films his widescreen TV vertically?
 
2017-09-12 11:05:30 AM  

Broktun: Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.


Who does he think he is, Yu Darvish?
 
2017-09-12 11:06:18 AM  

Fizpez: Super Chronic: That was indeed a beautiful punt.

Here's my contrarian view on punting. You're like, "what, there are contrarian views on punting?" Yes, and here's mine: punts downed inside the 20 are overrated. I'm not impressed unless it's downed inside the 8 or so. If the play starts on the 50 and it's downed at the 15, the punter is credited with a quality kick and does caucasian high-fives all around. The problem is that punters live in mortal fear of touchbacks. I say there are worse things in life than touchbacks, and the difference between a touchback and that 35-yarder you're so proud of is negligible. Aim to have that farker downed inside the 5.

(Am I impressed by a 50-yarder that's downed at the 15? Of course I am, because it's a long-ass punt, but that's a different matter.)

So, yeah, Hekker did what I would want my punter to do.

I actually agree 100%.  From the 15 a drop back qb is in no danger of being sacked for a safety and even if the offense goes 3 and out the resulting punt will be from normal distance behind the line of scrimmage.  Move that starting position inside the 8 and a safety becomes a real possibility - the play selection by the offense is necessarily limited (mostly, some coaches throw from the end zone but you better be damned sure you know what you're doing) and any punt from less than full distance either must be hurried (reducing distance) or risk an easy block.

I'd tell my kicker to shoot for inside the 10 everytime and we'll live with a lot more touchbacks that dont really matter.


I like the thinking here. I wonder how the analytics would play out.

Seems like a lot of teams, or at least the smart ones, when pinned inside their own five or 10, will run a "can't miss" play or two just to get out of the shadow of their goalposts first. The Packers, for as much as they talk about committing to the run, didn't actually start running the football against the Seahawks until they were pinned deep in their own territory Sunday; then they pounded Montgomery through the middle a couple times to get themselves out of that zone.

Yes, dumb teams will drop their QB back into the end zone and run a risky play there, putting a safety or even an easy pick-6 or strip-6 in play. But I would think it wouldn't make too much of a difference for smart teams. Maybe it's something where the analytics would prove it to be a better choice against some teams rather than others.
 
2017-09-12 11:25:57 AM  

Broktun: Broktun: Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.

http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/191948/sam-koch-has-chang​ed-the-punting-game-and-almost-no-one-noticed

Oops, it is 10 different punts.


And he's got a good sense of humor. I do love having him and Justin Tucker on the Ravens.

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2017-09-12 11:32:06 AM  

Geotpf: Broktun: Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.

Who does he think he is, Yu Darvish?


Actually he's said he has as many as 18 different kicks. John Harbaugh mentions it about the 3:50 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xmrULJ-ms&list=PLGyJ8aJh70MbQuEV5E7​s​ZWStl8gCihU38&index=3
 
2017-09-12 11:45:21 AM  
When you see a horrible shank going straight sideways off the field for a net of 10-15 yards, that's probably what they were trying to do and failing to do correctly.
 
2017-09-12 11:52:50 AM  
Kudos to him for making the punt, but seems overly risky, but the Colts were doing nothing all day, so they probably figured it was plenty safe. I doubt we'd see that if the game were tied, or they were playing the Cowboys.
 
2017-09-12 12:20:39 PM  

Crewmannumber6: [weknowmemes.com image 550x309]


This was the view of the Seahawks in 2008, Mike Holmgren's last season with the team. They kept two kickers: the veteran Olindo Mare and the rookie Brandon Coutu. When they ran low on healthy receivers and made an in-season trade for Keary Colbert, instead of letting a kicker go, they released defensive end Jason Babin, who would go on to be a two-time Pro Bowler and a second-team All Pro. Coutu got 16 game checks to stand on the sideline; he never attempted a regular-season kick with the team in his career.
 
2017-09-12 12:39:20 PM  

kobrakai: Crewmannumber6: Pat McAfee is the best

The douche that poses with his gun and films his widescreen TV vertically?


I think the "douche that poses with his gun" you're thinking of is John McAfee. Pat McAfee is a former NFL punter who is, from my understanding, reasonably cool.
 
2017-09-12 12:42:33 PM  
Great punter, but still a dick. I tried to make some GIFs out of this but couldn't get them small enough for Fark's specifications.

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2017-09-12 12:42:56 PM  

Super Chronic: Crewmannumber6: [weknowmemes.com image 550x309]

This was the view of the Seahawks in 2008, Mike Holmgren's last season with the team. They kept two kickers: the veteran Olindo Mare and the rookie Brandon Coutu. When they ran low on healthy receivers and made an in-season trade for Keary Colbert, instead of letting a kicker go, they released defensive end Jason Babin, who would go on to be a two-time Pro Bowler and a second-team All Pro. Coutu got 16 game checks to stand on the sideline; he never attempted a regular-season kick with the team in his career.


Cuotu attempted 1 regular season kick in his career. He missed.
 
2017-09-12 02:00:40 PM  
Man in relatively fickle, high paying job with a known extremely short career life takes a high risk chance. The Romeo team is there.

Dude just made all kinds of cash with his contract extension. Can't blame him for going for it at all. Show them what they paid for, remind them of it every so often, then threaten to take it away if they don't pay up again. If the Rams won't, someone else likely will, and if nobody does, he is still sitting on a huge pile of cash.
 
2017-09-12 04:57:37 PM  
The best part of the Rams being in St Louis was Hecker on the local news. He was funny.
 
2017-09-12 09:22:11 PM  
Wow, professional kicker kicks ball. Remarkable.
 
2017-09-12 09:38:59 PM  
*sigh* Okay, Arrested Development fans, we'll let you have this one: money, banana kick, etc.
 
2017-09-12 09:46:39 PM  

raukos7: Geotpf: Broktun: Sam Koch from the Ravens does this too.

He said he has 8 different punts.

Who does he think he is, Yu Darvish?

Actually he's said he has as many as 18 different kicks. John Harbaugh mentions it about the 3:50 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xmrULJ-ms&list=PLGyJ8aJh70MbQuEV5E7s​ZWStl8gCihU38&index=3


Are you trying to create a new rickroll?
 
2017-09-13 09:17:10 AM  

puckrock2000: What's worse - recording the playback of a TV broadcast by pointing your cell phone at the screen, or doing it Vertical Video style?

/the FSMdamned TV screen is horizontal - make your phone horizontal too, moran


there's a tennis fansite I sometimes check out because they have good information, but they post pictures of matches by using a phone to take a picture of their iPad. apparently they've never heard of screenshots? although at least they know enough to turn the phone horizontal.
 
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