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The Colts had a higher claim and were awarded McLaughlin, but the Bills putting in a claim raised eyebrows, including those of their current kicker.

“I’m just focusing on my job and working on getting into a rhythm with Heath (Farwell) and Reid (Ferguson) and just blocking it out,” Stephen Hauschka said while standing at his locker Thursday.

Sean McDermott said the Bills are always looking to add players who can help the team and this situation was no different. Except that this situation is different. Teams don’t typically carry more than one kicker on a roster. Hauschka signed a two-year extension through 2021 prior to the start of the season. The 34-year old is No. 14 all-time with an 85-percent field goal percentage. But this season, he’s made just 71 percent of his kicks, which is 27th in the NFL.

“I know I’m going to be fine either way,” Hauschka said. “I want to get the ball through the uprights as much as anybody. That’s what I’m working on.”

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Yes Mr. Hauschka, the Bills intentions are pretty clear...................

 

Make your kicks or you will be unemployed. That's how it works with kickers. Not very complicated.

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I mean, I don’t really know how to comment on that, obviously, with what their intentions were there,” Hauschka said. “I don’t really know what their intentions were. I can’t speak on that. All I know is what I’m working on.

“I’ll probably want to know what their intentions were, but I think it’s pretty clear.”

This is an odd situation. On the one hand, it’s fair for the Bills to explore options at kicker. But is a rookie who has missed four field goals of his own this season an upgrade over a proven veteran working through struggles? Should the Bills be messing with their kicker’s head entering the final month of the season?

“I think you just have to use the energy to focus more and kick better,” Hauschka said.

The weather is about to get worse. The Bills play their final four games outdoors with two games in Orchard Park, one in Pittsburgh and one in New England. The pressure isn’t going away, either

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Just now, ColoradoBills said:

It would be nice for $ to nail a game winner Sunday and get back on track!

 

UGH, I can't handle that!

 

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2 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

It would be nice for $ to nail a game winner Sunday and get back on track!

Supposed to be hella windy. 

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House you are loved

 

Until you start missing kicks

 

What is interesting is this exact same thing happened with him in Miami...then he came to us and became House Money

 

Which means that player is still in there....but not motivated?

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1 minute ago, John from Riverside said:

House you are loved

 

Until you start missing kicks

 

What is interesting is this exact same thing happened with him in Miami...then he came to us and became House Money

 

Which means that player is still in there....but not motivated?

He came from Seattle.

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His body language after that kick that bounced in said it all. I have nothing against Stephen and it appears it’s a mental issue not physical one. Hope he gets a couple to pop through and puts this behind him. 

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1 minute ago, John from Riverside said:

House you are loved

 

Until you start missing kicks

 

What is interesting is this exact same thing happened with him in Miami...then he came to us and became House Money

 

Which means that player is still in there....but not motivated?

So your saying he’s lazy. Great. 👍 

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8 minutes ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

His body language after that kick that bounced in said it all. I have nothing against Stephen and it appears it’s a mental issue not physical one. Hope he gets a couple to pop through and puts this behind him. 

I agree.  His confidence seems low.  

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8 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

Supposed to be hella windy. 

South wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph

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His body language after that kick that bounced in said it all. I have nothing against Stephen and it appears it’s a mental issue not physical one. Hope he gets a couple to pop through and puts this behind him. 

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16 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

House you are loved

 

Until you start missing kicks

 

What is interesting is this exact same thing happened with him in Miami...then he came to us and became House Money

 

Which means that player is still in there....but not motivated?

 

Really? That explains everything. They thought they were getting the guy from Seattle 

14 minutes ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

His body language after that kick that bounced in said it all. I have nothing against Stephen and it appears it’s a mental issue not physical one. Hope he gets a couple to pop through and puts this behind him. 

 

Not I’m sure I agree. He used to boom them through the EZ on kickoffs. Not happening lately. I think he’s lost power so he’s swinging harder and with less precision 

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16 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

House you are loved

 

Until you start missing kicks

 

What is interesting is this exact same thing happened with him in Miami...then he came to us and became House Money

 

Which means that player is still in there....but not motivated?

You're thinking of Carpenter there.

But otherwise, the situations are eerily similar.

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2 minutes ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

 

Really? That explains everything. They thought they were getting the guy from Seattle 

 

Not I’m sure I agree. He used to boom them through the EZ on kickoffs. Not happening lately 

Didnt House come from Miami before us?  My bad

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21 minutes ago, njbuff said:

Yes Mr. Hauschka, the Bills intentions are pretty clear...................

 

Make your kicks or you will be unemployed. That's how it works with kickers. Not very complicated.

 

...don't we call this a business, and a very high paying, privileged one at that?....sorry Steve, but OBD can't be "Happy Valley" if they put in a waiver claim.....wake up time I guess....

 

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4 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

Didnt House come from Miami before us?  My bad

Seattle. He was very good there. And here too until recently 

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It was a smart move by the Bills to block out the Patriots if he fell.

Just now, YoloinOhio said:

Seattle. He was very good there. And here too until recently 

Yolo I still say it started when he got cheap shotted by the Jets on the kickoff return.

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4 minutes ago, Mike in Horseheads said:

It was a smart move by the Bills to block out the Patriots if he fell.

Yolo I still say it started when he got cheap shotted by the Jets on the kickoff return.

***** the Jets 

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