Why are kickers so fucking useless?
They have one job and it's almost half the time they fail at it. I think a lot of teams could save money just having the QB kick.
Pic related, he should kill himself.
You do know high school goalposts are almost twice as wide, and you were most likely facing 10 skinny white kids and 1 big nignog as opposed two 11 roided gorillas. And highly unlikely it was also -20 degrees.
>kickers are paid to literally make field goals that's their only job
>but it's ok that the quarterback can't throw further than 15 yards down the field, or lead a drive down field resulting in a touchdown for 60 minutes
>also, I don't mind that the running back fumbles the ball away every time her touches it and can't run it for more than 2.5 yards a carry
When will kickers be removed from the game entirely? Can't they have the head coaches go out to midfield and play some rock-paper-scissors instead of having a comparatively inathletic manlet ruing games for the rest of the team?
I laughed so hard I shit the Queen
One of my favorite players from another team was a kicker.
I just love that guy.
Bridgewater and Peterson got him to a spot that was a near gimmie to win the game.
If you're paid six or seven figures to kick a football, you should make all FGs inside 30 yards at least.
Blame goes like this:
This logic is so fucking dumb, you think he decided to just miss that one? What he gets paid to kick has no fuck bearing on it, you're acting like he's a teacher who just doesn't show up to class or some shit
>One of the coldest games in NFL history
>Seattle choosing to go for it on fourth because of how hard it is to kick the ball in those conditions
>Walsh bails his shitty qb and Rushing Leader RB out by kicking three field goals
>he was useless
Useless is an offense that can't score one touchdown in eight quarters against a team. Don't blame Walsh for the Vikings playing like shit. Adrian "NFL's Leading Rusher" Peterson had 45 yards on 23 carries.
I don't think the whole "laces in" thing was the problem, just look at how crocked the ball is placed.
I was one of the best kickers in the state. However, because I was only 5'9 no college would take me. They took the athletic QB's and turned them into QB's in college which is stupid as fuck. I was still a lot better than most college kickers.
>you think he decided to just miss that one?
No shit that he didn't.
But you're a professional athlete, you need to make easy, game winning shit like this.
You think an engineer can build a bridge that collapse and be like "well I tried my best!"
To add on:
Punts are now 50 yards from the current line of scrimmage, but can't go past the 10.
After scores, the ball is placed at the 20. If you elect to try to keep the ball (ie onside kick) you have the ball at your 20 and it's now 4th&15.
Nope. Holder was doing his job.
>Locke has the ball down with the laces facing back. Many people have suggested that this was a poor hold because of the fact it was angled toward Locke. However, most kickers prefer a ball tilted slightly away from them as they kick, as it creates a rounder and smoother surface for them to strike, as well as correcting for the tendency of a ball placed straight down to hook. The angle used here is appropriate and typical for an NFL kicker, and in no way caused any of the problems on this kick.
>Scouts don't care about your kicking ability
>They care about how small you were, even though all kickers are small
Do people even think about their lies before posting on 4chan?
Speak for yourself, ohpee. Dan can score with his eyes closed.
...Too bad he was the only one scoring this season. ;-;
I know its a little different but I met UT's punter at the gym. Although he was like 6'3, he was doing squats on the smith machine. I expected him to know better with an elite training staff...
>too small for any Div football
bruh have you seen how small D3 and a lot of D2 players are? Every year there are a couple kids who are like 170 going to P5 programs anyways, and that's not even at kicker.
For the common man, sure. When your entire livelihood is based on your ability to do that and only that, when it's literally your only professional responsibility and your only duty on the field: nope.
But what the fuck would you know, britbong?
>half the time they fail at it
this isn't even banter, it's just shitposting
Maybe you only remember the one's they miss, but kickers make far more than half of the kicks in the NFL.
>yfw no more scooby shanking the ball
every time we had to kick with him i got closer to an aneurysm
Because football rules are fucking retarded. A sport about fighting inch by inch tooth and nail often comes to down to some euro faggot finesse player. Not kickers fault, football just has retarded rules
There's no such thing as a "sure thing" in football. Kicks get blocked, holders fuck up where the laces are, it happens.
I'm a Vikings fan and still salty, but it's just the truth.
>OP literally couldn't have a conversation with another female if handed a script written by Whitman
You know nothing about pressure, anon. Just don't even bother trying to comprehend doing something of any sort of significance.
The whole concept behind the field goal is to reward the team for gaining field position into the opposition's territory. It really isn't about the kicker. It's about what the regular offense was able to accomplish on their lsrt series.
He got the call from NFL Headquarters...
Just laughed my ass on this jfk--->sjc redeye. Face me enough confidence to claim both armrests. Thanks fampai.
>he was a kicker
>he didnt actually play football
THESE are the type of faggots that try to talk about football on here? hahaha
>average kicker in the NFL is 5'10
>average kicker in college football floats around 5'8
>I was one of the best kickers in the state but no college team would take me because I was the average height for my position
Why lie on the internet?
How comes a soccer player can do this, while running around the pitch and doing all sorts of things for 90 minutes (and with a GK trying to deflect the shot), but a NFL """""Kicker""""" can't fucking kick the ball straight up from about the same distance (if not less), through goalposts the size of a fucking stadium?
And that's the only fucking thing he trains for all day too.
No but Free Kick specialists may score up to 80% of the FK's they take and that's with ball placement varying around the field a lot (not just distance) and a GK actively trying to get in the way and a goal way smaller.
The Vikings dude just cracked under pressure and that's it.
>48 years old
>still borrowing your dads pants for work
>the city of NFL cameraman
>most kickers prefer a ball tilted slightly away from them
They do this is rugby too from penalty goals and it makes little sense to me. If you actually tilt it towards you, you hit the big sweetspot of the ball and have more control rather than having to slice it.
Sportscentre is saying that Sherman played a factor in Walsh's miss. Sherman came within inches of blocking the first field goal. Walsh was probably aware of that as he attempted the final one so he kicked to to his left to ensure that Sherman - which he came close blocking - wouldn't be able to block it.
>80% conversion rate on freekicks
Not a free kick specialist
Walsh's kicks were 22, 43 47 and 27 yarders, which means the Vikings offense only managed drives which got to the seattle 5, 27, 30 and 10 yard lines.
But it's all Walsh's fault.
He normally kicks when them in. He even hit the 47 yarder with them in.
Now I am not saying Teddy Two-Gloves is Tommy Terrific, but how is it that when Tom Brady gets his team into field goal position for the game winning kick, he is praised and everyone cums in their own mouths over how GOAT he is, but when Teddy does the same thing, he gets shit on all over the block? He's a 2nd year QB who made playoffs who's coaches playcalling is very clearly pigeon-holding him. Look at the play calls during the last drive. No deep routes, all stop routes on the corners (which seattle was susceptible to) but as soon as Walsh shanks the kick, its hurr durr Teddy sucks.
He's certainly not elite or even good but he definitely isn't bad/the reason they lost. You can thank AD, Walsh, and the conservative playcalling for that.
The hold isn't all that terrible by the time Walsh gets to it. The real problem was the severe angle on Walsh's left leg - when he plants that left foot on the ground he lands on the side of his shoe and practically rolls his ankle. Pic related but watch the video and pay attention to his left foot. He just completely fucked it up.