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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

http://metronews.ca/...-final-attempt/

Medlock signed on with the Toronto Argonauts in 2009 and converted 40 of 46 field goals with a long of 52 yards, one of the best seasons in league history. He didn’t kick much the following year, but last season signed with the Tiger-Cats and turned in another solid season converting 49 of 55 field goals, the longest coming from 57 yards.

He also doubled as the team’s punter, finishing with a net average of 41.6 yards.

Mare and Medlock both missed six field goals last season. The difference was Medlock made 27 more than Mare (22 of 28).

The Panthers took notice of his field goal accuracy — and length — and brought him in to push Mare, who struggled last season with two key late-game misses.

While the job appears to be Medlock’s — general manager Marty Hurney said there are no plans to bring in any other kickers — Medlock is not planning on building a house here in Charlotte.

In his eyes he hasn’t won anything yet.

“It’s not over yet,” Medlock said. “It’s the NFL and it’s a one-game tryout every game. It doesn’t matter if you sign a four-year deal or a one-year deal — it’s always a one-game tryout in this league.”



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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

glad to see he's not complacent.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:55 PM

He missed 7 out of 56 attempts!?!?! In one season. WOW!

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

They kick a poo load of field goals

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

Is anyone else drooling over that 57 yard long? That means if we just get barely (3 yards) past midfield, we're in a position to put up points. That's like Janikowski status on an offense that years ahead of the Raiders.

Edit: Forgot about the yards needed for the kicker behind the LOS. We'll have to get to the ~42 then to get a 57 yard FG. Still pretty good. I could see us consistently putting up 4 TDs and 5 FGs in any given game.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

He damn near killed his golfer girlfriend at UCLA in a DUI crash. So there's that to build on.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:10 PM

If he makes a 55+ yarder in the regular season, I'll buy a bose product and raffle it in the huddle.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:15 PM

He damn near killed his golfer girlfriend at UCLA in a DUI crash. So there's that to build on.


I think they're still together too. Crazy.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

Is anyone else drooling over that 57 yard long? That means if we just get barely (3 yards) past midfield, we're in a position to put up points. That's like Janikowski status on an offense that years ahead of the Raiders.

Edit: Forgot about the yards needed for the kicker behind the LOS. We'll have to get to the ~42 then to get a 57 yard FG. Still pretty good. I could see us consistently putting up 4 TDs and 5 FGs in any given game.



A 57 yard field goal means he kicked it from the 40 yard line. You have to account for the 10 yards of end zone and to were the ball is kicked from, which is usually around 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage. an attempt from the 47 yard line would actually make it a 64 yard field goal attempt.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:25 PM

A 57 yard field goal means he kicked it from the 40 yard line. You have to account for the 10 yards of end zone and to were the ball is kicked from, which is usually around 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage. an attempt from the 47 yard line would actually make it a 64 yard field goal attempt.



Ah, gotcha. The placeholder is usually 7 yards behind the line then? I did not know that. Still, getting 3 points from the 40 is not half bad.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

He damn near killed his golfer girlfriend at UCLA in a DUI crash. So there's that to build on.


I'm sure he's learned from his mistakes. That's almost like bringing up Cam's laptop incident or Steve's fights with teammates.

It's in the past.

#12 Montsta

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:27 PM

I think they're still together too. Crazy.




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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

So stoked for Medlock. Great story and a solid kicker with loads of potential.

I really didn't want Mare on this team, you can't have a championship team with a guy like that, that nobody can believe in.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

hope the pressure isn't too much for him. don't see why it would be though

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:30 AM

Great quote from him. I think it shows he's grown a lot since his KC days.

I love this guy so far. And I said he was most likely going to be the guy the day that we signed him and I'm glad he proved me right. So stoked to have a kicker with some real range this year and hopefully for many more to come.

Didn't Catman say he was nailing them from beyond 60 in TC and Fan Fest as well? That would be awesome to attempt one like that for a game winner if it came down to it. With Mare, we would've had to throw a hail mary, lol.


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