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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 6:44 pm 
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Nobody getting signed thus far. Bears locking up a UNC nose tackle and an OL guy instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:03 pm 
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The Bears have cut kickers Redford Jones and John Baron. That leaves Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry under contract.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 pm 
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The Bears have cut kickers Redford Jones and John Baron. That leaves Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry under contract.


Really uninspiring. I hope they're not tinkering with the idea of Matt Bryant.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:04 am 
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I think it's a great approach. Love that they're bringing in a bunch of guys. Love the 43-yard statement right at the start. My wild guess is that Baron comes out on top of this group. I've thought for some time that both Robbie Gould and the Bears want to reconnect, given any opportunity.



Even though both parties may want to reconnect, it just doesn’t seem feasible at this point. Gould is tagged, the niners said they won’t trade him, I don’t see the bears offering any future draft pick and the biggest kicker of them all, the salary cap. The bears already have a 5.1M dead cap charge, if you add Gould’s possible contract, the bears would be into the kicker position near 9-10M. That’s just not smart football. If you add in Trubisky’s extension and players like Mack, Fuller and Robinson cap hits, the bears will have to pinch some pennies. Finding a solid kicker on the cheap would help this team out a lot. Plus, Gould just put his Chicago home on the market.
Ba dump bump! :-) Note that I didn't say getting Gould back would happen. I said both parties would like to.

I agree that having that kind of cash invested in a PK is bad news. But it's a very temporary problem, since most or all of the Parkey hit goes away after this year. You're not focusing on the bigger picture, which is having a team with SB aspirations and an unreliable kicker is also really bad, as we found out last year. While we'd all agree that finding a solid kicker cheap would be perfect, how does it play to have a crappy kicker again, which is the more likely scenario right now?

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 am 
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The Bears have cut kickers Redford Jones and John Baron. That leaves Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry under contract.



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Barron was the only one I had even a tiny degree of faith in.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:14 am 
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I'm putting my money on Fry.


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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
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I'm putting my money on Fry.


Hope it's not a lot of money.

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 am 
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I'm putting my money on Fry.


Hope it's not a lot of money.



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I'm putting my money on Fry.


He's got a nice, clean motion and gets excellent lift on his kicks. Not sure how strong of a leg the young man has, though.

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I'm putting my money on Fry.


He's got a nice, clean motion and gets excellent lift on his kicks. Not sure how strong of a leg the young man has, though.


I much prefer line drive field goals to lofty ones. If your special teams depth and ls/holder are competent, I'd bank more on them rather than take chances with the wind.

But Fry's got a clip out there of him hitting a 43 yard FG in a snowstorm so he's got that going for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFC9eEPU6Tw

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