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    Omg any 1/2 decent male college soccer player can kick the ball that far. It is about doing it with a minimal run up and no one trying to block the ball.
     
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    Ghost has the yips. It isn't his age, because his distance is fine, he is pushing the ball every time. Once again, if it keeps happening then you have to replace him. Just make sure it is someone better.

    On the 52 yard field goal, I have no issue with punting there. A miss, and they get the ball back at the 42? Pin them in their end and make them beat our defense.
     
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  3. fair catch fryar

    fair catch fryar In the Starting Line-Up

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    I was being 1/2 sarcastic, but in all fairness I think she could be legit and a tryout wouldn't hurt.
     
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    She kicked it like she was kicking a kick off, with a running start, not a short approach, like nfl kickers use.

    Remember, the US women's soccer team was beaten by a u15 year old boys soccer team 2 years ago. This is a publicity stunt.

    So no, this is a really stupid idea, and goes along with all of you who think it is easy to find NFL level kickers.
     
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    News article.

    "In preparation for two upcoming friendlies against Russia, the U.S. women’s national team played the FC Dallas U-15 boys academy team on Sunday and fell 5-2, according to FC Dallas’ official website. "

    So these are 14 year old boys, who at a minimum played with the USNWT.
     
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    Lavictoire Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Its games like we just had in Buffalo where the kicker becomes more important and has to come through, especially not missing easy extra points after TD.
     
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    Lavictoire Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    What gets me is how the Kool-Aid drinkers have shifted the narrative. First they ridiculed and attacked the honest observers who noticed problems early on in the kicking game and dared comment on it. They cited reams of statistics but it was still obvious there was a problem because of near misses at important points in the game.Then when it became glaringly obvious there is a problem, the apologists should have APOLOGIZED but no, they shifted the argument to "but there is nobody else out there we can replace him with." So can we all agree we have a kicking problem?
     
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    Crazy Patriot Guy In the Starting Line-Up

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    I agree, he needs to come through and needs to do better. But that doesn't change my stance that every single one point loss is not "all on him" while ignoring/excusing the poor play of other players on the team.
     
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    How do you explain Jake Johnson then?
     
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    I have always agreed with this, it was just the kool aid drinkers who kept suggesting there wasn’t a real issue here.
     
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    Ghost just needs more opportunities to get PAT attempts to get in his groove. He just does not get enough game rep opportunities to try them with this O
     
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    Here's the thing. There IS a problem with the kicking operation when we are kicking extra points for what ever reason. It is just plain STUPID to think that whatever it is, it can be improved on. That being said, he is 7 out of 8 in FG attempts (87%) and to bring in another kicker is long past ludicrous. This entire thread should get the Bill Bellichck death stare.

    You guys sound like gambler who lost their $10 bets because of the missed PAT :rolleyes: OR Fantasy Football buffs who lost a game because of the missed point. OR worse yet, like the panic ridden trolls of the game day thread :eek: ;)

    You are demanding perfection in a game where people fail on EVERY play. Why aren't you demanding we pull Brady because HE damned sure wasn't perfect on Sunday, or calling for heads to fall because the D gave up a TD. That all may sound like hyperbole, but what you are looking for isn't far off.

    Kickers miss kicks.....all of them, even the ones you want to replace SG with. :rolleyes:
     
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    And all those extra points were made from the 10. :rolleyes:
     
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    This is entirely irrelevant to Lloyd’s potential as a kicker (which I agree is limited).

    But this story does nothing to prove that point, since kicking a football long/far has nothing to do with success in soccer, and vice versa.
     
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    If given an unlimited run up and no rushers almost any college soccer player can kick as far as she can and probably at least as accurately. Of course she can’t tackle or block. But yes great thinking bringing her in.
     
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    I'm tired of people saying "nobody's perfect" when we're at a streak of 4 that may not even be over. That's not normal and well outside the bounds of statistical noise. Especially since you also implied I want to replace Gostkowski when I explicitly said I didn't want that. It's like the people replying to my post about this every week don't even read it.
     
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    Wait kicking a soccer ball far and long has nothing to do with playing soccer?
     
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    I think he’s missed a few but is a good kicker and will be fine.
     
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    Ok I’ll ask. If you don’t want to replace him what do you want?
     

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