Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, Oct 6, 2012.
Hey Joe, are you listening?
the block against the Jets was obviously the blockers not blocking after hearing the whistle. I agree that it's a bad idea to call a TO last second to give the kicker a chance to warmup. Philbin obviously adjusted to that and called the TO early against the Cardinals on Jay Feely's FG in overtime.
If you're gonna miss, you're gonna miss, I don't think the timeout has anything to do with it.
I don't think icing the kicker has any effect during the regular season. Maybe in the playoffs and on the road (to let the hometown fans get louder), but generally I think it's a waste of time.
The best way to ice a kicker is when all the fans in the stadium just alternate yelling "Noonan. Miss it. Miss it Noonan!" Works everytime, I even do it at home. However don't use it as a contraceptive, I think that is how I got my 3rd kid.
Didn't Rex Ryan call timeout before Carpenter kicked? Didn't it "work"? Let's not act like Philbin is the only coach in history to try and ice the kicker.
Are we still talking about this? Really?
Most coaches aren't even thinking about icing the kicker, they're looking at the blocking formations so they see what changes they should make, such as which direction to bring in a heavy rush on.
What are your stats on blocked kicks when the line clearly lets up? Because that's what happened. The "blocked kick" lies 0% on Philbin and 100% on the Jets hearing the whistle and letting up.
then why do so many of them wait until the last second before they call the time out?
I think they should remove the whole TO to ice the kicker crap.
I thought there were going to be actual FACTS...a fact would be 90% of FG are good after a timeout is called within two minutes of the game by the opposing coach (not saying that is a fact). Making the statement, "In fact, it could work..." doesn't qualify as a fact imo.
Fact: Kickers statistically make less field goals when you ice them vs when you dont. Enough said!
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You can't ice Carpenter..... he is pre-iced!
Yeah, it's ridiculous that coaches still do that out of habit, when the actual stats suggest it has no affect or even is beneficial to the kicker.
Except that isn't a fact. They showed the stat during the Jets game. Percent of makes go up after opposing team calls timeout.
Exactly. Those are the numbers that I'm aware of as well, though it might be hard to find a link.
Edit: While looking for links I found that some studies say it works and some say it doesn't. Hard to know for sure.