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Northwest Louisiana
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NFL FG kickers?
What’s the issue with such a lack of quality FG in NFL Football? Every time you turn around a kicker is missing a kick, getting cut from the team, etc....


WaterLink
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Member since Sep 2015
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re: NFL FG kickers?
Because they are former #CollegeKickers


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KosmoCramer
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re: NFL FG kickers?
Moving the extra point back exacerbated the issue


navy
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: NFL FG kickers?
Minny's kicker fricked them.


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Bawcephus
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jul 2018
898 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
Small errors can make for huge left/right variances.

Timing is also critical. From snap to hold, that is never quite the same. Factor in the crazy speed of an NFL block team, and its a nightmare.

Oh yeah... don't forget wind, field surface, altitude etc etc.

Its much akin to a golf shot.

The concept is simple but hard to execute.




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D011ahbi11
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Member since Jun 2007
11133 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
Kickers are better today than they have ever been.


Keys Open Doors
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re: NFL FG kickers?
quote:

Kickers are better today than they have ever been.


Absolutely.

Hall of famers in the 70s were making 67% of their kicks. Hall of famers in the 90s made 80% of their kicks. Most kickers would get cut for making 80% of their kicks today.


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Backinthe615
Member since Nov 2011
5793 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
Today’s kickers have unreal distance, every week you see guys kicking from the logo with room to spare.

But if we’re talking about close-in shanks, I think moving the xp back has fricked with their heads. The league took what was a gimme tap-in and made it a missable two-foot putt.

I really believe it’s given some of these dudes the yips.


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beaverfever
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: NFL FG kickers?
I still like what they did with the xp. College should probably move out half that distance or so.


Buckeye Backer
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Columbus, Ohio
Member since Aug 2009
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re: NFL FG kickers?
It has made the game more exciting. The extra point isn't so "extra" anymore. These guys have to actually earn their money now.


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RebelRye
Ole Miss Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Nov 2018
550 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
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College should probably move out half that distance or so.

Ole Miss would not enjoy that move lol


PJinAtl
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Atlanta
Member since Nov 2007
9931 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
quote:

quote:

College should probably move out half that distance or so.
Ole Miss would not enjoy that move lol
Bama would start going for 2 after every TD.


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Fun Bunch
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New Orleans
Member since May 2008
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re: NFL FG kickers?
Look at Morten Anderson's stats. One of the only kickers in the Hall of Fame...

And he would probably get cut today with his accuracy percentage.


LSUMJ
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Member since Sep 2004
18064 posts

re: NFL FG kickers?
this year is turning out to be a little different

from twitter

The NFL field goal success rate is 79.9%, down from 84.7% last season.

That’s the biggest percentage drop off in the NFL year-to-year since the merger.

Extra points are being made at a clip of 93.2%, the worst in the NFL since 1979


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wildtigercat93
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re: NFL FG kickers?
Teams either need to focus on short range accurate kickers who usually get zero workouts or just start going for 2 /4th down on every possession passed the 50.



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