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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:03 am 
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And all the continual bad name jokes go riding off into the sunset.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 am 
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Wow I thought he had a shot...

I like Piñeiro for his leg but damnit, we need fucking accuracy.

I forget who it was, maybe Tabor, but he said Fry kicks a really straight ball. I like that in a kicker; I always hated how Parkey's kicks would fade or draw. Even on extra points it made me hold my breath.

Issue with Fry I have read about is overall leg strength. I'll be down at camp sometime this year and I'll keep an eye out.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:09 pm 
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It was just bad optics having a kicker named Blewitt.

Meanwhile the Robbie Gould situation continues to be interesting....

http://sportsmockery.com/2019/06/robbie-gould-situation-has-a-khalil-mack-feel-to-it/


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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:51 pm 
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Wow I thought he had a shot...

I like Piñeiro for his leg but damnit, we need fucking accuracy.

I forget who it was, maybe Tabor, but he said Fry kicks a really straight ball. I like that in a kicker; I always hated how Parkey's kicks would fade or draw. Even on extra points it made me hold my breath.

Issue with Fry I have read about is overall leg strength. I'll be down at camp sometime this year and I'll keep an eye out.

Fry has kind of been my dark horse since the beginning. I think Pineiro has the inside track, but I don't think it'll be an easy decision.


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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:07 pm 
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If you were betting, would you take Piniero, Fry or somebody else? Pretty even odds each way it seems.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 pm 
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If you were betting, would you take Piniero, Fry or somebody else? Pretty even odds each way it seems.


So tough to say at this point... I love a strong leg, especially in our stadium, but there is something to be said about a kicker whose kicking mechanics lend to a straight kick.

Gun to my head... I think Piniero wins it but that's just me being enamored with his upside.

That being said, wouldn't surprise me if it's Fry or someone who isn't even on our roster yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:03 am 
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The more I think about it, I'm now leaning toward Fry. Piniero has a strong leg, but that happens because of torque. And torque on that plant foot on grass instead of artificial turf (in college) can be problematic. If Fry is more accurate, but not as long, I think Nagy would take that. But Fry had his most recent success all indoors, so grass is a change for him.

Who the he!! knows?

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:29 am 
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Bears' minicamp kicking competition off to a bad start

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The minicamp phase of the Chicago Bears' kicking competition got off to a poor start, and one of the contestants is already out.

The team announced Wednesday that they waived Chris Blewitt, one of the three kickers in minicamp competing for the job.

During Tuesday's session all three kickers -- Blewitt, Eddy Pineiro, Elliott Fry -- missed kicks from 40-plus yards, back-to-back-to-back.

"Whatever went through your mind went through my mind," Nagy said after practice, via the Chicago Tribune.

The most common thought going through Bears fans minds was likely a picture of Robbie Gould and daydreams about what it was like before the team foolishly parted ways with the kicker three years ago.



love Nagy's response

don't love the position he is in with the kickers

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:20 am 
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Mikefive wrote:
The more I think about it, I'm now leaning toward Fry. Piniero has a strong leg, but that happens because of torque. And torque on that plant foot on grass instead of artificial turf (in college) can be problematic. If Fry is more accurate, but not as long, I think Nagy would take that. But Fry had his most recent success all indoors, so grass is a change for him.

Who the he!! knows?


Agreed. What Pineiro needs to master is how to still kick with power but not rely on such a heavy plant foot to generate torque. I'm clearly a psychopath so I went and found his pre-season kicks with the Raiders last season, and I was -- I guess relieved? -- to see that he wasn't kicking with 100% power for all his kicks.

https://youtu.be/cXxmV5xb-wA?t=1522

https://youtu.be/cXxmV5xb-wA?t=3067

https://youtu.be/cXxmV5xb-wA?t=5156

https://youtu.be/cXxmV5xb-wA?t=9659

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 Post subject: Re: Kicking Kompetition
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:15 pm 
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Mikefive wrote:
If you were betting, would you take Piniero, Fry or somebody else? Pretty even odds each way it seems.


Somebody else. Pace goes all in when there’s a weakness. Traded up for Biscuit. Traded for Mack. Redid almost the entire WR group in one offseason. This will be no different. If he has to trade for Robbie Gould and pay him record money, he will. I don’t doubt Pace’s desire or ability to fix problems on this team anymore. Just in terms of how visible the kicker situation is, Pace has to fix it.


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