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When I think of Hauschka I think about the Baltimore and Vikings game! but maybe he will improve - But I like the way Bryant came in kicking!

when I think of Hauschka I think of a mountain oyster for some reason :wacko:

the kid had a real good leg; like another poster said, must have had bad accuracy.

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He's a strong legged kicker with accuracy issues. It's easier to add distance than it is to become more accurate. Some guys just aren't consistent enough. Ultimately it's much more important to have a guy who's accurate with decent range than it is to have one who's not very accurate but has a strong leg. Unless, of course, you're going to keep a kickoff specialist which we already have.

I hope it's Bryant.

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He's a strong legged kicker with accuracy issues. It's easier to add distance than it is to become more accurate. Some guys just aren't consistent enough. Ultimately it's much more important to have a guy who's accurate with decent range than it is to have one who's not very accurate but has a strong leg. Unless, of course, you're going to keep a kickoff specialist which we already have.

I hope it's Bryant.

I kinda agree with that, but he kicked with 83% accuracy last year. I think with hard work he could of brought that up to at least 90%.

Bryant is good from inside the 40 but was 1 for 4 over the 40 last year. He kicked 70% with us last year. For comparison Elam kicked 63%.

Hauschka kicked 66% for the Ravens while he was with them, he went 10 of 15.

I personally want a kicker that can make at least a 48 yd field goal, 50 would be better and kick at a 90% level. I don't see the guys left on the team doing that. I mean Braynt only kicked 84% his last year with the Bucs.

Basically, now we have two kickers that were cut from their last teams because they weren't very good.

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I kinda agree with that, but he kicked with 83% accuracy last year. I think with hard work he could of brought that up to at least 90%.

Bryant is good from inside the 40 but was 1 for 4 over the 40 last year. He kicked 70% with us last year. For comparison Elam kicked 63%.

Hauschka kicked 66% for the Ravens while he was with them, he went 10 of 15.

I personally want a kicker that can make at least a 48 yd field goal, 50 would be better and kick at a 90% level. I don't see the guys left on the team doing that. I mean Braynt only kicked 84% his last year with the Bucs.

Basically, now we have two kickers that were cut from their last teams because they weren't very good.

Some of the workout footage that I saw of him wasn't very compelling. On the other hand, that wasn't a game situation, with normal motion, pressure etc. Some guys do better in games.

It's tough to know exactly what you're getting with a kicker because things like holder, wind, and the field play such a large part.

I started kicking my sophomore year in high school. With the JV holder I would hit most of my kicks. With the varsity holder I essentially couldn't hit anything. Come to think of it nobody could. The next year, certainly I had more experience, plus kicking camp, the former JV holder became the varsity holder and I made almost every kick.

I would hope that by the time you get to the NFL, you can get a guy who holds it in a way that works, but who knows.

You certainly aren't asking to much in wanting a guy who can make them from 50 at a decent percentage. That ought to be a given at this level, then again look at Mort. :ph34r:

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Some of the workout footage that I saw of him wasn't very compelling. On the other hand, that wasn't a game situation, with normal motion, pressure etc. Some guys do better in games.

It's tough to know exactly what you're getting with a kicker because things like holder, wind, and the field play such a large part.

I started kicking my sophomore year in high school. With the JV holder I would hit most of my kicks. With the varsity holder I essentially couldn't hit anything. Come to think of it nobody could. The next year, certainly I had more experience, plus kicking camp, the former JV holder became the varsity holder and I made almost every kick.

I would hope that by the time you get to the NFL, you can get a guy who holds it in a way that works, but who knows.

You certainly aren't asking to much in wanting a guy who can make them from 50 at a decent percentage. That ought to be a given at this level, then again look at Mort. :ph34r:

I guess I'm just disappointed right now. I thought that Lindholm would be the answer to our kicking problem and now i feel we're stuck with seconds, a older kicker in decline for the last few years and a young guy that hits two out of three.

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Let the games begin.

We are about to see who the clueless are on this board.

This dude was a 90% message board shoo in. All because he's young and had some YouTube tape. Wait til the WRs, DBs, Dlinemen and Olinemen start going down.

I am so looking forward to camp and preseason.

The men will be separated from the boys. On the field and on the board. Trust me.

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Let the games begin.

We are about to see who the clueless are on this board.

This dude was a 90% message board shoo in. All because he's young and had some YouTube tape. Wait til the WRs, DBs, Dlinemen and Olinemen start going down.

I am so looking forward to camp and preseason.

The men will be separated from the boys. On the field and on the board. Trust me.

You want to call people clueless because they wanted a young guy to make it because we very few options.

But yet you say B. Williams was the savior of the secondary last year. I personally think that's pretty clueless but don't feel the need to tell you so every time you say it.

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I guess I'm just disappointed right now. I thought that Lindholm would be the answer to our kicking problem and now i feel we're stuck with seconds, a older kicker in decline for the last few years and a young guy that hits two out of three.

Certainly it would have been better for the team if he could have stepped up and shown he belongs, at least made it to preseason.

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You want to call people clueless because they wanted a young guy to make it because we very few options.

Apparently Smitty and TD think we have better options. They aren't hellbent on turning the team into a bunch of NCAA, YouTube, Combine freak Madden boys. They are like me and Blank. They need rest. RISE UP!!!
But yet you say B. Williams was the savior of the secondary last year. I personally think that's pretty clueless but don't feel the need to tell you so every time you say it.
Did I say Williams was the secondary savior? Hail naw. I did say he played the most solid corner play. And please don't start posting up Grimes' picks before you list all the times he got benched or got his as handed to him.
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