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Author Topic: NFL Thread 2019-2020  (Read 63633 times)

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #50 on: August 30, 2019, 09:08:52 AM »
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2019, 09:24:49 AM »
That’s funny. He only missed a “doink” by about 20 feet.

20 feet is being kind...

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2019, 09:39:14 AM »
Looks like one of my tee shots.

I've found its best just to over-compensate to the right 
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2019, 10:26:26 AM »
Yup.

I was also listening to a recent PMT podcast with Morten Andersen and he said Cody Parkey used to practice hitting the uprights and said it's no wonder he hit them on that kick.  Hilarious that he used to practice that.

I think Andersen has his old Bears kickers mixed up. Robbie Gould routinely practices to try to hit the uprights, Parkey didn’t.
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2019, 10:34:46 AM »
I think Andersen has his old Bears kickers mixed up. Robbie Gould routinely practices to try to hit the uprights, Parkey didn’t.

Got it.  I don't know why you'd practice hitting the uprights.  Just put a target on a net behind the goalposts right down the middle if you want to get that precise with your accuracy.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2019, 11:06:31 AM »
Got it.  I don't know why you'd practice hitting the uprights.  Just put a target on a net behind the goalposts right down the middle if you want to get that precise with your accuracy.

Cause if you're a pros pro like Gould, I'm sure its like golf.  You know there is wind, maybe a slight hook to some of your kicks depending on angle/trajectory, so if you can aim precisely, you can trust yourself to aim to a spot when the ball is going to move, instead of just kicking dead center.  Kicking is a mental game and I'm sure there is plenty of confidence to be gained from trusting yourself to kick it exactly where you aim, instead of just get it in the middle.

I'm not going to doubt the methods of a top 3 guy in all time accuracy like I wouldn't doubt an uncommon practice shooting method of Steph Curry or Klay Thompson.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2019, 11:29:33 AM »
I don't think it's rare for a kicker to practice hitting the uprights. Crosby was doing it at a practice I attended a few years ago. I think it's pretty much common practice these days.
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2019, 11:39:50 AM »
I don't think it's rare for a kicker to practice hitting the uprights. Crosby was doing it at a practice I attended a few years ago. I think it's pretty much common practice these days.

Do we know Crosby was actually trying to hit the uprights?

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« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2019, 11:41:00 AM »
Fair enough.  Seems very dumb to me.  I've always been a believer in making practice as game like as possible.  Telling your kicker to intentionally miss an opportunity at points seems counter productive to me.  It'd be like telling Markus, "You're too good at open 3 pointers, so I want you to work on hitting the front of the rim when you shoot from now on."

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2019, 12:01:47 PM »
Fair enough.  Seems very dumb to me.  I've always been a believer in making practice as game like as possible.  Telling your kicker to intentionally miss an opportunity at points seems counter productive to me.  It'd be like telling Markus, "You're too good at open 3 pointers, so I want you to work on hitting the front of the rim when you shoot from now on."

Like golf, I think kickers need different aimpoints to introduce some variety into the practice.

Personally, I'd like a moving clown face all over the space between the uprights.
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« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2019, 12:02:39 PM »
New TallTitan bold prediction: Sacar Anim will play in more NBA games than Markus Howard.

TallTitan's bold prediction of Davante Gardner being drafted in 2014.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2019, 12:35:02 PM »
Fair enough.  Seems very dumb to me.  I've always been a believer in making practice as game like as possible.  Telling your kicker to intentionally miss an opportunity at points seems counter productive to me.  It'd be like telling Markus, "You're too good at open 3 pointers, so I want you to work on hitting the front of the rim when you shoot from now on."

But a shot is a shot in basketball.  There is no wind. There is no left to right (and vice versa) movement on the ball on a shot depending on how or when it releases.  They aren't intentionally trying to miss, its like a punter aiming at a corner pylon.  Its the best target/alignment option for practicing hitting ball exactly where you want to go.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2019, 03:07:43 PM »
Fair enough.  Seems very dumb to me.  I've always been a believer in making practice as game like as possible.  Telling your kicker to intentionally miss an opportunity at points seems counter productive to me.  It'd be like telling Markus, "You're too good at open 3 pointers, so I want you to work on hitting the front of the rim when you shoot from now on."

Guy who’s never kicked a football thinks he knows a better way to practice kicking a football.
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2019, 03:20:57 PM »
Guy who’s never kicked a football thinks he knows a better way to practice kicking a football.

Please bold the part where I say I know better.  Curious to see.

The Hall of Fame kicker who was discussing it seemed to think similarly and even said he always practiced splitting the uprights.  He probably knows a thing or two about kicking a football, but maybe not.
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« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2019, 03:58:12 PM »
Please bold the part where I say I know better.  Curious to see.

You’ve labeled it dumb and counterproductive. Obviously you must know better.
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #66 on: August 30, 2019, 04:03:00 PM »
I think Andersen has his old Bears kickers mixed up. Robbie Gould routinely practices to try to hit the uprights, Parkey didn’t.

Parkey did.

Though it's hard to find the video lately. Seems to be erased most places.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUL8LGAkUy/?hl=en

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2019, 04:28:41 PM »
Fair enough.  Seems very dumb to me.  I've always been a believer in making practice as game like as possible.  Telling your kicker to intentionally miss an opportunity at points seems counter productive to me.  It'd be like telling Markus, "You're too good at open 3 pointers, so I want you to work on hitting the front of the rim when you shoot from now on."

  so what's your advice?  i mean, just to tell us how you do it? 

many basketball players do aim for the front of the rim, some aim for the back.  probably not how you do it though
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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2019, 04:31:03 PM »
Ahhhh, senseless arguing. Must mean there is some meaningful football on the horizon.

Glad to be back.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2019, 05:47:09 PM »
You’ve labeled it dumb and counterproductive. Obviously you must know better.

Ahh. So you missed the word “seems” or the phrase “seems to be” multiple times. I see how it could be confused as “I know better than the pros” without that, then.

Again, seems as the the Hall of Fame kicker would agree with what I’d think, but maybe the guy looking for work knows better than the Hall of Famer.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2019, 09:54:35 PM »
Ahh. So you missed the word “seems” or the phrase “seems to be” multiple times. I see how it could be confused as “I know better than the pros” without that, then.

Again, seems as the the Hall of Fame kicker would agree with what I’d think, but maybe the guy looking for work knows better than the Hall of Famer.


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« Reply #71 on: August 30, 2019, 11:08:01 PM »

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Agreed.  Reading comprehension is important.

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Re: NFL Thread 2019-2020
« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2019, 04:56:48 PM »
Texans are that guy in your fantasy league that makes trades just to make trades.
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« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2019, 06:31:20 PM »
Texans are that guy in your fantasy league that makes trades just to make trades.

They probably saw Luck retire and realized they set Watson up to get battered yet again. I get what they were doing stacking up OL, but they just overpaid for everything in a panic and got fleeced

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« Reply #74 on: September 01, 2019, 09:26:18 AM »
Texans showing why having an actual GM is a good idea. 
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