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In other news....Browns bring back Cade York

Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:35 pm
Posted by TigerCard
Cleveland, OH
Member since Nov 2009
889 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:35 pm
The Browns still think he can be a good kicker for them down the road. Hope they're right....

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Posted by Gaston
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
38916 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:41 pm to
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We’ve always believed in having a developmental kicker on the roster, and Cade we believe is as good as they come in that regard. We’re looking forward to working with him again.”


Pretty cool to give him another shot.
Posted by cbree88
South Louisiana
Member since Feb 2010
5215 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:41 pm to
He was great in college. I don’t understand how kicking field goals would be any different in the NFL.

Also, while we’re on the topic, how is Cole Tracy not in the NFL. He was as good as it gets in college.
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 3:43 pm
Posted by lsufball19
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
64451 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:43 pm to
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how is Cole Tracy not in the NFL.

lack of leg strength
Posted by massiveattack
CharLIT/Chapel Chill
Member since Oct 2010
11551 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:45 pm to
Notoriously difficult to kick in Cleveland being so close to the lake.
Posted by tlsu15
Capital of Texas
Member since Aug 2011
10005 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:53 pm to
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Also, while we’re on the topic, how is Cole Tracy not in the NFL. He was as good as it gets in college.


NFL expects you to make everything from within 50 yards these days and a majority of kicks under 65 yards. Cole doesn’t have that kind of leg.
Posted by TheWalrus
Member since Dec 2012
40362 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 3:54 pm to
He wasn’t great in college, he was horribly inconsistent from 40-49 but people forget about it because of the long kicks and none of misses really mattered.
Posted by lsufball19
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
64451 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:07 pm to
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He wasn’t great in college, he was horribly inconsistent from 40-49 but people forget about it because of the long kicks and none of misses really mattered.

He was 11/18 from 40-49 (5 of those misses were as a freshman) and 15/19 from 50+. What the frick are you talking about

His last 2 seasons, he was 17/22 from 40+. He missed 1 kick each year from 40-49 yards. "Not that great, horribly inconsistent" lol ok
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 4:08 pm
Posted by TigerCard
Cleveland, OH
Member since Nov 2009
889 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:30 pm to
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He was great in college. I don’t understand how kicking field goals would be any different in the NFL.



I think he was trying too hard to take his preparation and technique to a new level when he got here, and he admitted as much himself. He felt like that he, as a highly-drafted pro, needed to rethink everything he was doing and make sure he was absolutely perfect. Basically, it seems like he was over thinking every aspect of his technique and as the misses began to pile up (and there were some bad ones) the self-doubt started to creep in. He was a mental basket case by the time he was let go. I hope in a more relaxed situation, he'll be able to regain some confidence.
Posted by Geauxldninja
Member since May 2018
1438 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:33 pm to
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lack of leg strength


Seen wayyy too many misses from inside 50 yards for him to not be in the league. The NFL is way too caught up in measurables like that and forget that the game is played on a gridiron and not in the gym.
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 4:34 pm
Posted by Choupique19
The cheap seats
Member since Sep 2005
61742 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:36 pm to
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His last 2 seasons, he was 17/22 from 40+


In the NFL, anything right at 80% or lower puts you bottom five in the league.
Posted by Geauxldninja
Member since May 2018
1438 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:37 pm to
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NFL expects you to make everything from within 50 yards


But so many kickers dont lol. Like a ton of kickers cant make it consistently from anywhere. Saints and Lions kickers looking at yall specifically but others as well. Lions didnt even wanna kick 40 yard FGs in the NFC title game cuz the guy was inconsistent. Cole Tracy would have made the Lions NFC champs.
Posted by lsufball19
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
64451 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:42 pm to
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In the NFL, anything right at 80% or lower puts you bottom five in the league.

No it doesn’t. Those numbers include his kicks from 50+. Those aren’t just his numbers from 40-49. And even if true, someone not being elite in the NFL does not make them “not that good and horribly inconsistent” in college.

For comparison’s sake, Cole Tracey was 9/12 from 40+ at LSU. Two all-Americans who, I guess, were not that good and horribly inconsistent in college because they didn’t measure up to the top half of NFL kickers while in college
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 4:52 pm
Posted by BadatBourre
Member since Jan 2019
735 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 4:58 pm to
Thats 43/59 or 73%, which is horribly inconsistent.
Posted by lsufball19
Franklin, TN
Member since Sep 2008
64451 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 5:00 pm to
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Thats 43/59 or 73%,

What’s 43/59? Are you just making up numbers now?

Here are his stats each year

2019

40-49: 5/10
50+: 4/5

2020:

40-49: 3/4
50+: 6/7

2021

40-49: 3/4
50+: 5/7

So he was inconsistent on long kicks as an 18 year old freshman

If you think those are bad numbers for a college kicker, you have an impossible standard
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 5:06 pm
Posted by AtlantaLSUfan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2009
23006 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 5:05 pm to
Good luck Cade!
Posted by Gaston
Dirty Coast
Member since Aug 2008
38916 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 5:05 pm to
Those 50+ numbers can really help change a game.
Posted by Safety Blitz
The Backfield
Member since May 2022
1840 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 5:10 pm to
Best of luck to him
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