Dolphins Kicking Battle Is One To Watch

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  1. DKphin

    DKphin A True Fan Donator

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    I know people hear any news on kickers and they roll their eyes. But kickers are consistently among the league leaders in points and if you don't have a good one it can drive you crazy. That why, I do not know what his contract demands were, I wish we could have kept Parkey.

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    The Dolphins are going to camp with 2 rookie kickers Jason Sanders and Greg Joseph. Both are unproven and fans don’t know how either will do with the game on the line to win the game. Just ask the Los Angeles Chargers about the kicking game. They lost their first 2 games because their kicker couldn’t come through in the clutch to win or send the game into overtime and both loses came back to haunt them at the end of the season in not making the playoffs.

    https://thegruelingtruth.net/football/nfl/dolphins-kicking-battle-is-one-to-watch/
     
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    Big time.

    Parkey had a bit of an IT factor that good kickers have.

    Huge unforced error not to sign him.

    Right now is shaping up to be a weakness for Miami, and there was no need for that.

    LD
     
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    We shall see. I'm not expecting the move to make a big difference for the Bears or the Dolphins.
     
  4. TarHeelFinFan

    TarHeelFinFan Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire

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    Parkey got an insane amount of money. If we were going to sign him it would have to have been during the season before the market for him set.
     
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    And this is why I’m going to try to teach my son to be a kicker.
     
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    outlawd2u Pro Bowler

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    This is going to sound crazy but Parkey was the player I was the most upset about losing this offseason.
     
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    Wasn’t an error that they didn’t sign him. Chicago paid a lot to pick him up.
     
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    The article mentions Dan Carpenter. They also mention he was automatic inside the 45. I may be wrong? But doesn't Carp hold the Dolphins record for the longest field goal in our history? 57 yards I think it was?

    Edit: A Google search says it was 60 yards.
     
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    Also, that onside kick of his was ridiculously scary. Really hated to see him go. We should be able to replace what Landry, Suh, and Pouncy did, but i doubt we will get as much production at Kicker, as Parkey gave us.
     
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    Yep major oversight looking at it from the current perspective. Rizzi is expected to make chicken salad out of chicken poop.v
     
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    I am scared this is going to be a battle of who sucks less rather than who is good. Hopefully someone on our roster or gets cut emerges as a legit kicker. You can’t underestimate how important the kicker is. In 2016 we don’t go to the playoffs if our kicker doesn’t make a 53 yarder tonsend the bills game in to OT.
     
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    Big size difference with the kickers that we have. Sanders is a skinny 186 pounds while Joseph weighs 214.
     
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    That's why you sign talent when you have the chance. Or wait till later, swallow your pride and match the money.

    Kickers who get better the higher the pressure are rare. When you see that developing (in any playmaker), you roll the dice and sign before the market prices you out.

    LD
     
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    Agree. He got a lot of money for a kicker but we pay retread, horrid o-linemen that kind of money every year. I thought it was sooooo dumb to let him walk. Had our QBs not sucked ***, two of his onside kicks would have led to wins (both against the Bills I think). And wasn’t he 100% from 50+? He’s also been to a pro bowl.
     
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    Y'all hate to over pay any body, now we are talking about cody parkey? come on regular season please! these guys are making up stories to type about again.
     
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    Well Rizzi is heavily involved in getting the ingredients. Has he given us any reason to doubt his coaching ability? I think he has done a good job with special teams thus far.
     
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    Rooting for the FAU guy but just give me a guy who is close to automatic on kicks at or under 45 yards. I can live with the occasion miss from 50+ yards but stuff under that needs to be made*.


    *Unless if the weather is complete ****.
     
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    Not to mention Parkey grew up in South Florida and was a huge Dolphins fan as a kid. He was the perfect kicker for Miami. I get not wanting to pay a kicker a lot of money but IMO this is one of the bigger positions needed for successful teams. How many games ... championships even ... has New England won with their kickers over the years. It was a bad move for Miami to let him walk.
     
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    Parkey should have been signed. Period.

    Now we are just battling to see if we can minimize the mistake.
     
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    Perhaps they didn’t think he’d be signed for as much money as he was. No idea really.
     
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    Its called rolling the dice and the longer you keep rolling the dice eventually you get bit, even if you're a card shark. Rizzi might be great but greatness willnot overcome bad luck just as great luck can make bad coaching look good
     
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    Remember this post if this year's place kicker bombs.
     
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    same here.. maybe it's an over-reaction, but this one enraged me because I gotta believe if the FO had been proactive it could have been avoided and Parkey would be spending his winters at home in Jupiter.
     
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    I thought Sanders was killing it so far
     
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    We picked him up right before the season started off of waivers. Are you saying we should have given him a huge contract right after the worst team in football cut him? That's crazier than giving TJ McDonald that extension before his eight game suspension was served.
     
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    Hell, should have drafted Eddie pineiro and I'm a gator hater lol
     

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