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50-60 yard FG's are off the Bills table


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#1 mitchmurraydowntown

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

You'd think that one of our kickers could find a range between 50-60 yards just to get us much needed points on the board. I'll attribute a 6 point loss during this game & many more missed points by this aspect of our offense out of the picture. Our opponents can almost always play bend don't break because anything near their 33 yard line is off limits. The severely impedes our ability to keep us off a TD score or ahead accordingly.

#2 bills44

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

The coaching staff clearly has little faith in Lindell if they're not willing to allow him to attempt a 52-yard FG in a dome.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

I cant believe LIndell doesnt have that range, Chan is a moron. If in the words of Herm Edwards, you're playing  to win the game, how do you passs up a chance to put points on the board?

Edited by billsfan714, 25 November 2012 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

View Postbills44, on 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

The coaching staff clearly has little faith in Lindell if they're not willing to allow him to attempt a 52-yard FG in a dome.
:thumbsup: :bag:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

View Postbills44, on 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

The coaching staff clearly has little faith in Lindell if they're not willing to allow him to attempt a 52-yard FG in a dome.

Then get a new kicker with the leg.  Its stupid as hell to punt from the 33 yard line.  Or at least teach brad smith to punt so we can have some type of attempt to get the first/make them call time out.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

You forgot to mention that this was in a dome.  Asinine.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

The Bills should've signed Nate Kaeding after the Chargers cut him. He's got a leg and has been money in the regular season...one of the best ever. Granted, he's had his struggles in the post season but the Bills will never have to worry about that.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Lindell is a liability on kickoffs and he hasn't attempted a 50-yard field goal since 2010. He doesn't deserve a roster spot anymore.

Edited by Barry Zuckerkorn, 25 November 2012 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

no.  There is some weird loyalty to this guy because he is money inside 30 yards or something.  They even wasted the roster spot on a Kicker they were hoping had an NFL leg.  

just another botched move by this joke.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

Lindell's kickoffs usually come down right about at the goal line, give or take a few yards.  That is not as strong as many kickers these days, but it seems like it should be strong enough to try a 52 yard FG in a dome.  I'm surprised the coaches have so little faith in him that they don't let him try.  Just another example of coaching safe rather than coaching to win.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostExWNYer, on 25 November 2012 - 07:47 PM, said:

The Bills should've signed Nate Kaeding after the Chargers cut him. He's got a leg and has been money in the regular season...one of the best ever. Granted, he's had his struggles in the post season but the Bills will never have to worry about that.

There's a reason the most accurate kicker in NFL history isn't playing.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

View Postbills44, on 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

The coaching staff clearly has little faith in Lindell if they're not willing to allow him to attempt a 52-yard FG in a dome.
That's as accurate as it gets.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

View Postny33, on 25 November 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

There's a reason the most accurate kicker in NFL history isn't playing.
Yeah, because he suffered a torn ligament in the first game of 2011 on a freak play and had a groin issue this year which is now healed. The Chargers got impatient and went in another direction. They waited until he was healed to release him. He said he was healthy before the team did and wanted to be released earlier. He's better than Lindell. Period. This organization is a rudderless ship. They have no problem cutting Moorman but cling to Lindell...and won't let him kick. Go figure.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

View PostExWNYer, on 25 November 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

Yeah, because he suffered a torn ligament in the first game of 2011 on a freak play and had a groin issue this year which is now healed. The Chargers got impatient and went in another direction. They waited until he was healed to release him. He said he was healthy before the team did and wanted to be released earlier. He's better than Lindell. Period. This organization is a rudderless ship. They have no problem cutting Moorman but cling to Lindell...and won't let him kick. Go figure.

I would think that another team would have picked him up if he's healed fully.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

he knows the swirly winds at the ralph :rolleyes:

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

View Postdneveu, on 25 November 2012 - 07:25 PM, said:

Then get a new kicker with the leg. Its stupid as hell to punt from the 33 yard line.  Or at least teach brad smith to punt so we can have some type of attempt to get the first/make them call time out.

Almost as stupid as the punt with three-plus minutes left.  Very, very close, but still, almost.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

View Postbills44, on 25 November 2012 - 07:12 PM, said:

The coaching staff clearly has little faith in Lindell if they're not willing to allow him to attempt a 52-yard FG in a dome.

Not sure. I think Gailey is simply gun shy in that part of the field, and I wonder if he'd make the same call regardless of who is kicker was. With this defense, a miss basically gives the other team an automatic 3 points, because of the great field position.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

92.9% this year (13 of 14), missing none in the last 3 weeks. He's made 3 between the 40 and 49 yard line this year.  


389 of 390 extra points.

Keep him.

Edited by Astrobot, 25 November 2012 - 09:13 PM.


#19 mitchmurraydowntown

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

View PostAstrobot, on 25 November 2012 - 09:12 PM, said:

92.9% this year (13 of 14), missing none in the last 3 weeks. He's made 3 between the 40 and 49 yard line this year.  


389 of 390 extra points.

Keep him.

A tool not used is a paperweight.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:36 PM

View Postmitchmurraydowntown, on 25 November 2012 - 09:23 PM, said:

A tool not used is a paperweight.

If we get a guy with a much stronger leg, there's still no guarantee that Chan tries the FG there. In my opinion Lindell can hit a 52 yarder in a dome, but Bruce DeHaven thinks that is too long because he learned field goal ranges in the 80s and early 90s and has not caught up with the game. (Chan, as well). Get a younger coach, bring in a kicker to compete with Lindell, and let the best player kick.