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Released in '16, back in '19? // Robbie Gould talk

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:33 pm

Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 1m1 minute ago
Bears have informed Pro Bowl kicker Robbie Gould that he is being released, league source tells ESPN.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:38 pm

John Mullin confirms.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:39 pm

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Bears have informed Pro Bowl kicker Robbie Gould that he is being released, league source tells ESPN.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Damn... Even though he struggled, I had faith in him this season. I was definitely not expecting him to be released before the season even started...
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:40 pm

Who kicks now?
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Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:48 pm

jasfirstroundbust wrote:Who kicks now?
Nobody. Only losers kick!
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:49 pm

I am shocked. I was expecting a turnaround this year. Head scratcher since they had no one else in TC.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:50 pm

My guess is Bears re-sign Gould this week to a much lesser contract.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:56 pm

Weird. Want to wait for the whole picture though.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:57 pm

Why would they take a chance on loosing him, just to save some money against the cap that we don't need.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:57 pm

That is strange news.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:59 pm

Rakshir wrote:Why would they take a chance on loosing him, just to save some money against the cap that we don't need.
After missing some crucial kicks the past couple years, it's a chance the Bears are willing to take to get younger and less expensive at the position.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:00 pm

Pagan wrote:That is strange news.
Sure is. Much like when Kevin Butler was abruptly cut in 1996. Hopefully this doesn't tailspin the Bears into 10 years of mediocre kicking.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:02 pm

Wow...didn't see that coming at all... A week before the season ? No kicker ?
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:03 pm

RING4CHI wrote:My guess is Bears re-sign Gould this week to a much lesser contract.
I dunno.
This whole "he had a terrible year" thing is a myth.
Career avg: 85%
2015: 85%

Yeah, he's old and it's time to start thinking replacement...but is there anyone at this point?
Gould, meanwhile, is still really effective, and I'm skeptical that there isn't a single team out there that couldn't use a kicker upgrade for 1-2 yrs.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:07 pm

So...who is our kicker...?
I didn't think of any "depth"..
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:07 pm

I wonder where they are capwise, and if they have to trim salary to get Sitton in.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:08 pm

Moriarty wrote:
RING4CHI wrote:My guess is Bears re-sign Gould this week to a much lesser contract.
I dunno.
This whole "he had a terrible year" thing is a myth.
Career avg: 85%
2015: 85%

Yeah, he's old and it's time to start thinking replacement...but is there anyone at this point?
Gould, meanwhile, is still really effective, and I'm skeptical that there isn't a single team out there that couldn't use a kicker upgrade for 1-2 yrs.
Oh he'll kick somewhere the next couple years like Butler did for the Cardinals.

But let me dispel your myth that 2015 wasn't a terrible year. One miss came in a 3-point loss to Minnesota. Two misses came in a 6-point loss to San Fran. Another miss came in a 3-point loss to Washington.

85% kicking is good, borderline great. The timing of his misses were terrible.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:09 pm

Still odd to release Gould...get Sitton..and then look for a waiver wire or rookie FA kicker ?
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:11 pm

Moriarty wrote:I wonder where they are capwise, and if they have to trim salary to get Sitton in.
We have 22 mill in cap space according to OTC...the 5th most in the league
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:12 pm

docc wrote:Still odd to release Gould...get Sitton..and then look for a waiver wire or rookie FA kicker ?
Yeah. After 20 months I have to say, this staff is one of the most baffling I can recall.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:14 pm

RING4CHI wrote:
Moriarty wrote:
RING4CHI wrote:My guess is Bears re-sign Gould this week to a much lesser contract.
I dunno.
This whole "he had a terrible year" thing is a myth.
Career avg: 85%
2015: 85%

Yeah, he's old and it's time to start thinking replacement...but is there anyone at this point?
Gould, meanwhile, is still really effective, and I'm skeptical that there isn't a single team out there that couldn't use a kicker upgrade for 1-2 yrs.
Oh he'll kick somewhere the next couple years like Butler did for the Cardinals.

But let me dispel your myth that 2015 wasn't a terrible year. One miss came in a 3-point loss to Minnesota. Two misses came in a 6-point loss to San Fran. Another miss came in a 3-point loss to Washington.

85% kicking is good, borderline great. The timing of his misses were terrible.
Sure, they hurt, and that's where the myth came from.

But that's what happens when you have a team that's in close games every week.
It's not a reflection on him, it's a reflection on what kind of circumstance the team kept creating.
He hit at the same pace as always.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:16 pm

DaDitka wrote:
Moriarty wrote:I wonder where they are capwise, and if they have to trim salary to get Sitton in.
We have 22 mill in cap space according to OTC...the 5th most in the league
Yeah, Spotrac has it even higher
http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/chicago-bears/cap/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
which totally blows my mind.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:21 pm

Gould was the second-highest paid kicker in the NFL, and will cost the Bears $1.1 million in dead cap space when they make his release official.

The Bears do not have another kicker on the roster, leaving a question mark at the position as they gear up to face the Texans in Houston on Sunday.

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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:21 pm

Aaron Leming ‏@AaronLemingNFL 7m7 minutes ago
#Bears have plenty of space for Sitton but if you're going to pay two G's top money, having a high paid K that is regressing isn't smart.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:22 pm

Can Sitton kick ?
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Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:24 pm

docc wrote:Can Sitton kick ?
He can, and he will also scratch your eyes out.
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:34 pm

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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:36 pm

Brad Biggs ‏@BradBiggs 8m8 minutes ago
Robbie Gould had a base salary of $3 million this season. But #Bears are flush with cap space and I tend to doubt money was primary factor.
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Re: Robbie Gould GONE?

Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:45 pm

Connor Barth is your mystery kicker per Biggs.
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