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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:46 am 
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Otis Day wrote:
Why cut Kwiatkowski? He is still on rookie deal and has been decent as a backup and on special teams.
His salary bumped to $2M, because of the new CBA. Not sure I agree with cutting him, but I guess we'll see what Pagano and Pace think about that.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:45 pm 
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I honestly wish Parky well, I think he was the scapegoat for a couple of bad losses.
Also, I'm glad he's gone.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:36 am 
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Vikings writer thinks MIN may look at Parkey. Please do!

https://twitter.com/christomasson/statu ... 6819352576

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:05 pm 
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Kickers are just weird. They can get the yips and go from quality asset to turd pile for no discernible reason, bounce around a bit, and then come back to a different team and have 5 Pro Bowl seasons in a row.

Just look at Robbie Gould. Awesome for years, got weird and inaccurate for no apparent reasons, then went to San Fran and regained his old form.

So odds are, Parkey may well go to a new team and regain his Pro Bowl form without anyone ever knowing why he yipped out in Chicago. Or, he could go somewhere else, suck again, and end up kicking for his life in one of the lesser leagues. And it is pretty much even odds as to which way it will turn out for him, good or bad.

Bears need to hold a kicking caravan leaving no stone unturned. Arena League, AAF, free agents, maybe a draft pick ... anybody and anyone with any sort of game experience coming in to be 1 of the finalists to battle it out in training camp for the job.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:07 am 
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It's so hard to kick in Chicago guys like Gould and Butler are hard to come by. I could see Parkey having success again if he kicks in a mild weather stadium or a dome. The thing that really bothered me about Parkey was he had to be told to practice at the stadium after he had the 4 off the upright game. It wasn't like he was 100% before that game. Because it's so difficult to kick there you would think a kicker would want to understand the wind and practice in all sorts of elements. Instead, the traffic was too much for him...

Looks like Goulds out of the mix... What a crazy deal they laid on him. Weird to see it on a kicker and it really sounded like he would've given us a home town discount because of his new house and the comments about him wanting his kids to grow up in Chicago... Shame we couldn't kick the tires.

There are a couple good kickers in the draft... Maybe use a 6th or 7th on one of them.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:56 pm 
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Gould franchised by the 49ers.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Via the Athletic:

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Pace values leg strength considering the windy conditions in Chicago, and Redford Jones won over the staff to be the first part of the competition.

“These guys kinda come out of nowhere sometimes. So we had a, basically, an open-kicker workout,” Pace said. “And we went into it and said, ‘Hey, we’re going to be unbiased and we’re just gonna let it come to us.’ And he crushed that workout. It was impressive, so he’s on our team.”

How can Pace really evaluate a kicker in a tryout without all the pressures that come with the position? He listens for it.

“Sometimes you literally can almost turn your back and hear the way the ball is coming off their foot and feel the power and the pop,” he said. “So, you look for leg strength, you look for consistency, you look for trajectory, all their mechanics. Those are all things that go into play.”

Pace wouldn’t rule out having more than two on the 90-man roster.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:07 am 
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what a breath of fresh air Ryan Pace is

he recognizes problems and is proactive in his solution making process ... and he actually has knowledge and a clue to actually being successful in his process

past GM's had the "throw something against the wall and see what sticks" approach which had mixed and mostly negative results

thank you Mr. Pace, and I am looking forward to seeing Redford Jones in action in his efforts to win the job

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:30 am 
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Excellent even if it was 5 months late!
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Matt Gay is a name to keep an eye on out of Utah. Strong leg.

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