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Big News 3.0... Joey Slye Extended

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7 hours ago, Cracka McNasty said:

Still bitter about butker

Me too....I remember seeing him in the pre-season and thinking...keep him keep him...but who am I to give advice to the Panthers!!

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7 hours ago, Mr. Scot said:

Didn't necessarily see that coming given his struggles as the season went on.

Kind of hoping we draft that kicker from Georgia with a late rounder.

Yeah, that GA kicker is good!!

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6 hours ago, Tepper's Chest Hair said:

Almost any kicker in the NFL would have struggled if they were on the Panthers last year.  I really need to save his kicking stats, vs Gano and the NFL average so I don't have to type it up again every few weeks when someone brings up Slye.  Sly has 22 kicks from 40+.  went 8-11 at 40-49 and 8-11 at 50+.  He was 9/10 for all others.

When compared to the Huddle golden kicker, Butker.  Slye had nearly twice his kicks at 50+ while Butker was 3-6.  

Our horrible offense was the number 1 reason Slye missed as many kicks as he did.

The last few times a kicker had 11+ 50+ attempts?

Prater (DET) 2017 : 7-11

Myers (JAX) 2016 : 7-12

Zuerlein (STL) 2012 : 7-13

Janikowskie (OAK) 2007 : 6-11

And thats it.  Since 2000.  Slye had the best year for a NFL kicker at the 50+ range in the last 20 years.  But we want to kick him to the curb because our offense was horrible and we put him in a low-success position.  Constantly.

Cheers for the numbers!  Thanks for taking the time to post those!  I assume Gano will be a CUT!  I am definitely a SLYE fan!!

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Has the trend to get the big leg kicker and guarantee a touchback on every kickoff reached it's end?

 

Interesting to see how often the two SB teams seemed to purposely kick to inside the 5 and force drives to start well short of the 25

 

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2 minutes ago, RenoCarolina said:

Has the trend to get the big leg kicker and guarantee a touchback on every kickoff reached it's end?

 

Interesting to see how often the two SB teams seemed to purposely kick to inside the 5 and force drives to start well short of the 25

 

They were able to do that because both teams have excellent coverage units. Note that nobody got any kind of impressive return off during the SB, and iirc nobody even made it past the 25.  I think the big leg kicker TB thing took a hit when the league moved TB out to the 25. 

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Panthers re-signed K Joey Slye to a one-year contract.

Big-legged Slye had a league-low 4.6% of his kickoffs returned this past season and went 25-of-32 on field goals. He went 16-of-22 from 40-plus yards. Slye had some hiccups, however, as the Panthers flirted with a change during the year. Slye eventually rebounded and will head into the offseason as the No. 1 kicker.

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1 year huh.   If I'm not mistaken a couple of other guys signed a 1 year contract, but I simply don't care enough to look it up.

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Still holding hope that either Slye or gano will bring a late round pick for trade. Kicking was a giant mess for about 6 teams this past year, so at least demand is up

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11 hours ago, Tepper's Chest Hair said:

He only really "struggled" because the team struggled.  He had a very large amount of 40+ and 50+ yard kicks that no kicker in the NFL was taking.  Our offense was so bad and would regularly sputter out, we'd send in Slye every time we hit the 50 yard line.

Is that the reason he missed a crap ton of PATs and the 20 yarder that he missed against the Saints that put the nail in our coffin for the season?

Edited by PleaseCutStewart

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Just now, PleaseCutStewart said:

Is that the reason he missed a crap ton of PATs and the 20 yarder that he missed against the Saints that put the nail in our coffin for the season?

Good Call.

Joe Slye is the reason our season was over.  

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Just now, Tepper's Chest Hair said:

Good Call.

Joe Slye is the reason our season was over.  

Not sure I would go that far, but he definitely didn't help

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Just now, PleaseCutStewart said:

Not sure I would go that far, but he definitely didn't help

Once again.  I am not saying he is perfect, a probowler, or deserves a 5 year contract.

Only that a 1 year extension with basically no risk doesn't bother me.  Does he need to improve?  Sure.  But he played well enough I could see him improving.

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