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Kicker Joey Slye Press Conference


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50 minutes ago, SBBlue said:

Yeah, that was a miss.  

But how were they to know?  I remember people being frustrated with Gano as well.  I really thought they would choose Butker.  Oh well.

Not with Hurney/Rivera making the decision.  It was Gettleman that drafted Butker.

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8 minutes ago, Basbear said:

You are right. One of my fellow friends that our whole friendship was the panthers, after missing that Denver game winning FG he completely was done with Gano. He did care and would not change his mind after that happened. To him it was like taking back a woman who cheated on you, he was 100% over, no going back, and wanted nothing more with them. 

Tell him to grow up.

If you're talking about that 2016 opener, he made it the first time!

Damn fckng timeout.  

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5 minutes ago, Pazhoosier89 said:

Not with Hurney/Rivera making the decision.  It was Gettleman that drafted Butker.

Gettleman drafted him, Hurney let him go months later.  It was a group effort.  Sort of our greatest hits type thing.

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3 hours ago, SBBlue said:

As I think about it, in terms of games where he appeared to be the deciding factor, he wasn't THAT bad.

He was  5 for 5 FGs in the Chargers game FTW.  We couldn't find the endzone with a map that game.

He missed the 65 yarder at the end of the NO game.

He just missed the 67 yarder against KC.

He missed the 54 yarder against the Vikes.

If he had made either of the 60+yarders we'd be celebrating him as hero, especially the KC one, which JUST missed.

If Teddy had gotten enough RZ/2 min/Endzone  practice and the play came early enough so he wasn't rushed 🙄 he would have hit wide open DJ in the back of the endzone.

The only one I can reasonably blame him for is the Vikes, but in my mind, that was more on Teddy.

 

 

I preached this during the season but folks just wouldn't have it. Two of those missed FGs were at record or near record distances. One was a 54-yarder which is a distance almost all kickers miss at about 33% of the time. One defensive stop or one more first down on our part would have changed those situations massively and won us those games... things Slye had no control over.

Those missed PATs, though... yeah, that can't happen.

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1 minute ago, The Huddler said:

i dont care how much hes working, hes going to miss when matters because he is a choke. 

I think you can only count the Vikes game as a choke, and the whole team choked on that one.  Coaches not running down the clock.  TB missing DJ. ... and it culminated with the missed kick.  Textbook clusterfk.

 Everyone was so upset when we beat Washington....well I don't care I wanted to beat Ron and I cheered.  He was one big missed opportunity.  It would have been even better if we knocked them out of the playoffs.

If I had to choose between losing the Vikes or Washington games I'd choose Vikes everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

 

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3 minutes ago, Pimpdaddy said:

Kicking is a pressure packed position..... you make whatever and everyone happy... miss one and u a mufker...

One aww-sht wipes out an entire stack of ata-boys.

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2 hours ago, Sgt Schultz said:

I hate it when teams pull off the throttle when they get inside the 35 late in a close game.  Sure, they may be in FG range, but 50+ yarders are not something I would want to put my hopes on.  Even when a FG will be the difference, the goal should be to break the 20.  When you break the 20, the goal should be to have the kicker lining up for a PAT, if there is time.  Don't be stupid, but don't quit, either.

A lot can go wrong with a kick.

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1 hour ago, Basbear said:

Shaq is getting their too. 

From what I've seen it is more his contract than him that people have issue with. I don't blame the man for taking as much as Hurney was willing to give. I would have done the same.

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34 minutes ago, SBBlue said:

I think you can only count the Vikes game as a choke, and the whole team choked on that one.  Coaches not running down the clock.  TB missing DJ. ... and it culminated with the missed kick.  Textbook clusterfk.

 Everyone was so upset when we beat Washington....well I don't care I wanted to beat Ron and I cheered.  He was one big missed opportunity.  It would have been even better if we knocked them out of the playoffs.

If I had to choose between losing the Vikes or Washington games I'd choose Vikes everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.

 

@The Huddler is a VT fan who warned us about Slye when we signed him. 

He pretty much called what we are seeing.

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