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Kicking Kompetition

Fri May 03, 2019 5:11 pm

For rookie minicamp today, they took all EIGHT kickers they invited, and had gave them all 1 kick from 43 yds out.
(Yeah, that's where Parkey's kick was from)


Guess how many made and how many missed.
(Only if you don't know the answer already)

Bonus points: how many hit the uprights?
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Re: Kicking Kompetition

Fri May 03, 2019 6:48 pm

They were 2 for 8. Got a long way to go.
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Fri May 03, 2019 7:24 pm

Baron and Evans made their kicks, love the competition Nagy is creating.
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Sat May 04, 2019 9:48 am

I think Baron has a legit shot at winning this competition.

Also, sounds like we signed a kicking consultant -- a move that I love. Jamie Kohl, runs his own professional camp and has tutored tons of NFL kickers: https://kohlskicking.com/about/why-choose-kohls" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Sat May 04, 2019 10:36 am

I think it's great. We have eight kickers in camp, and the first day of rookie mini-camp Nagy puts the fire to them. The whole team standing around watching as these guys try to make it from the distance Parkey missed from. That's a clear signal from the Bears that 1) They are not fucking around in choosing a kicker, and 2) they are going to put a lot of value on the position, so they better be prepared to compete.

Love it.

Nagy is a going to be the Bears HC for a long time. That dude HATES to lose, and will do anything he has to, to make sure it doesn't happen. Including making the competition for the kicker position a no holds barred, knock down drag out fight.
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Sat May 04, 2019 11:22 am

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.
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Sat May 04, 2019 9:38 pm

Only thing is, the snapper and holder may not be up to par. Many don't think of the these two positions, but if there is the slightest miscue, it throws everything off. Kicking in front of all the rooks is not the same as kicking for your team in front of 60,000 fans. It is the best they can do at the time, but I think just the pressure of trying to win the job is probably weighing on these guys more.
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Sun May 05, 2019 1:31 pm

Otis Day wrote:Only thing is, the snapper and holder may not be up to par. Many don't think of the these two positions, but if there is the slightest miscue, it throws everything off. Kicking in front of all the rooks is not the same as kicking for your team in front of 60,000 fans. It is the best they can do at the time, but I think just the pressure of trying to win the job is probably weighing on these guys more.
Nagy pointed that out in his discussion of what happened. Did I also hear that they were 8 for 8 on day 2?
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Sun May 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Mikefive wrote: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.
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Re: Kicking Kompetition

Sun May 05, 2019 2:54 pm

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Otis Day wrote:Only thing is, the snapper and holder may not be up to par. Many don't think of the these two positions, but if there is the slightest miscue, it throws everything off. Kicking in front of all the rooks is not the same as kicking for your team in front of 60,000 fans. It is the best they can do at the time, but I think just the pressure of trying to win the job is probably weighing on these guys more.
Nagy pointed that out in his discussion of what happened. Did I also hear that they were 8 for 8 on day 2?
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Sun May 05, 2019 6:44 pm

Nobody getting signed thus far. Bears locking up a UNC nose tackle and an OL guy instead.
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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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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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Mon May 06, 2019 8:04 am

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Mikefive wrote: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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The Bears have cut kickers Redford Jones and John Baron. That leaves Chris Blewitt and Elliott Fry under contract.

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Re: Kicking Kompetition

Mon May 06, 2019 9:14 am

I'm putting my money on Fry.
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Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 am

wab wrote:I'm putting my money on Fry.
Hope it's not a lot of money.
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Mon May 06, 2019 9:59 am

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wab wrote:I'm putting my money on Fry.
Hope it's not a lot of money.

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Mon May 06, 2019 11:33 am

wab wrote: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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Mon May 06, 2019 1:07 pm

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wab wrote: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.

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Moriarty wrote:
UOK wrote:
wab wrote:I'm putting my money on Fry.
Hope it's not a lot of money.

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Mon May 06, 2019 3:51 pm

Go check out the highlight film of Pinero, the dude we just traded Oakland for. Kid has a LEG.
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Mon May 06, 2019 10:07 pm

I think the competition is all but over.
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Tue May 07, 2019 8:19 am

Bears’ hilarious kicking saga takes another turn with Eddy Pineiro
If it seems impossible, believe it. The Bears’ kicking situation has only gotten more hilarious since cutting Cody Parkey.

As soon as this NFL offseason began, Chicago rid itself of the kicker who double-doinked a 43-yard field goal in an NFC wild-card game against the Eagles in the closing seconds, losing the game for the Bears.

That did not solve their troubles, as emphasized by their recent minicamp.

On Friday, coach Matt Nagy brought in the eight wannabe kickers for the same 43-yarder that Parkey could not convert.

They went 2-for-8.

“That’s not good enough,” Nagy told ESPN. “Now I will say this: We always look at the end result of what happens, which is 100% what matters, right? But as we’re learning, two of those eight holds and snaps, it wasn’t 100%. All right. I’ll leave it at that.”

The next possible solution: a kicker with zero field goals to his name.

Chicago traded for Eddy Pineiro on Monday, ESPN first reported, in exchange for what will be a 2021 seventh-round pick if Pineiro plays at least five games this year. Pineiro, a former Florida Gators kicker, went 3-for-3 in field goals in his only preseason game with Oakland last year before going on injured reserve.

He’ll compete for the job with Elliott Fry and Chris Blewitt, and the world is surely rooting for Blewitt.

I guess this is progress if the only thing on the Bears being laughed at is their kicking situation
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Re: Kicking Kompetition

Sat May 11, 2019 9:53 pm

Mikefive's theory: The only time you KNOW that a sports team player, coach or management member is being 100% honest is when they're NOT reciting "the company line".

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Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 am

K Chris Blewitt was waived today.
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:42 am

More from Matt Nagy on the kicker situation: “That’s about as real as it gets. They were 0-for-3 out there. And for today, that’s not good enough. I mean, we can’t have that. It’s... you just… that’s... we’re going to figure this thing out, but 0-for-3 today, no good.”

Each #Bears kicker missed from the 42 today when they kicked back-to-back. Matt Nagy was unamused. "For us, as evaluators, if they all went 3-for-3 today, we wouldn't be talking about it."
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BR0D1E86 wrote:Bears waived Blewitt...

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