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Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass brings power and his ‘golden stroke’ to Buffalo

Updated 1:19 PM; Today 12:37 PM
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Buffalo Bills kicker and former Georgia Southern kicker Tyler Bass (16). (Mike Kittrell/AL.com)



"If he will stay within himself there’s nobody out there better. I promise you.”

Legendary kicking coach "Doc" Spurgeon on #Bills kicker Tyler Bass. He coached All Pro Jeff Wilkins at Youngstown State & thinks Bass is even better. https://t.co/FLTuguGWFV

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I don't have anything against Haus But since the Bills spent draft capital on Bass this past draft I really hope he wins the job outright and becomes the long term answer as kicker for the Bills. Thoughts?

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7 minutes ago, Muppy said:

I don't have anything against Haus But since the Bills spent draft capital on Bass this past draft I really hope he wins the job outright and becomes the long term answer as kicker for the Bills. Thoughts?

agree 💯.draft capital means it is finally real competition for Haush money. and IMO a needed competition. Nothing against Haush, but IF we can get better...do it

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Just now, BuffAlone said:

agree 💯.draft capital means it is finally real competition for Haush money. and IMO a needed competition. Nothing against Haush, but IF we can get better...do it

the article held high praise for the young man I hope he brings it and leaves No doubt about who to keep, I would guess he'd be snatched out of the practice squad if he is near as good as this article supposes

1 minute ago, Steve Billieve said:

He wins on all ties. 

It seems possible Hauska just took awhile to get back from his injury.  He did seem to turn the corner.

I really hope Bass wins the job for the long term replacement and then Haus doesn't get payback somewhere down the line for another team. Man would that ever suck

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15 minutes ago, Muppy said:

I don't have anything against Haus But since the Bills spent draft capital on Bass this past draft I really hope he wins the job outright and becomes the long term answer as kicker for the Bills. Thoughts?

My thoughts are cringing every time someone ends an OP with "Thoughts?" or "Discuss."

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Somewhere, Haushka just threw his laptop across the room.

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21 minutes ago, Happy said:

Somewhere, Haushka just threw his laptop across the room.

no worries...we have a legit receiving Corp now👍

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27 minutes ago, 1ManRaid said:

My thoughts are cringing every time someone ends an OP with "Thoughts?" or "Discuss."

haha why is that?

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Edit: please please please Tyler unseat Hauschka 

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If they decide to keep Hauschka, then see if Bass can punt.

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Haus went crazy last year when they brought in another kicker for a look.  He made like his last 12 of 13.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see haus look uncuttable in preseason. 

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14 minutes ago, Peace Frog said:

If they decide to keep Hauschka, then see if Bass can punt.

Completely different mechanics

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Last time the Bills drafted a kicker, it was Dustin Hopkins.  As a rookie, he couldn't beat out the incumbent, was cut and went to Washington eventually.  Hopkins had been hyped, too.

 

This is a tough year to try to take Hauschka's job. Big gamble for McD to take him.  McD doesn't want to be in the middle of the season and discover the kid can't hack it.  

 

On the other hand, McBeane like their guys, not inherited guys.  

 

Fun contest. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Shaw66 said:

Last time the Bills drafted a kicker, it was Dustin Hopkins.  As a rookie, he couldn't beat out the incumbent, was cut and went to Washington eventually.  Hopkins had been hyped, too.

 

This is a tough year to try to take Hauschka's job. Big gamble for McD to take him.  McD doesn't want to be in the middle of the season and discover the kid can't hack it.  

 

On the other hand, McBeane like their guys, not inherited guys.  

 

Fun contest. 

 

 

I like the kid and if he shows well in training camp and preseason (if) there's no reason why he can't be our kicker in the upcoming season.

Though Hauschka was money in his playoff game against Houston he really had his troubles last season, in particular the Browns and Dallas game. The sense of confidence really faded on him as the regular season went on.

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39 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

Last time the Bills drafted a kicker, it was Dustin Hopkins.  As a rookie, he couldn't beat out the incumbent, was cut and went to Washington eventually.  Hopkins had been hyped, too.

 

This is a tough year to try to take Hauschka's job. Big gamble for McD to take him.  McD doesn't want to be in the middle of the season and discover the kid can't hack it.  

 

On the other hand, McBeane like their guys, not inherited guys.  

 

Fun contest. 

 

 

 

And we could add Gary Anderson to the list of "but he wasn't good enough as a rookie."  You are right.  There is near zero patience for any kicker that is in a slump and costs a team one or more wins.  How many teams cut their kicker last year after they played the Bills and they had a rough game?  Three?   It's tough for a rookie to be as good as they need to be the day they walk in the door and there are not enough chances to develop any faith in said rookie's talent without letting them attempt meaningful kicks. 

 

I would like to see the data on it but I'd bet New Era is one of the tougher places in the NFL to either kick FGs or punts.  Assuming the competition is close, maybe they might keep both for a spell, avoid going "all in" on a rookie and delay relying on him to decide games.  If the rookie can pretty much guarantee touchbacks and mitigate the need for great ST guys to cover them, it might work as a lower risk transition strategy.  Let him ease into the NFL with some less significant kicks until  he demonstrates he can "hack it."

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Imagine drafting Steve Christie (hypothetically) in 1988, unseating Norwood in time for Super Bowl XXV.. that's what I'm rooting for outta Tyler Bass 

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3 hours ago, Charles Romes said:

Haus went crazy last year when they brought in another kicker for a look.  He made like his last 12 of 13.  Wouldn’t surprise me to see haus look uncuttable in preseason. 

 

When did this happen? I remember we put in a waiver claim for the kicker we cut in preseason but when did we bring another kicker in for a tryout? 

But yes after that waiver claim attempt he was on fire. Was pretty obvious had we won the claim who was gonna be cut to open up a roster spot. I loved how he responded.

 

2 hours ago, Shaw66 said:

On the other hand, McBeane like their guys, not inherited guys.

 

I thought Haus was signed Beanes first year. Pretty sure he wasnt a Bill before that season.

 

I see most people are rooting for the rookie. Me? I wanna see Haus have a great year. Rookies are just too unpredictable when that pressure hits. As a playoff team, would you rather have a vet or a rookie taking that kick in January down by 2 with a minute left on the clock???

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1 hour ago, billsbackto81 said:

I like the kid and if he shows well in training camp and preseason (if) there's no reason why he can't be our kicker in the upcoming season.

Though Hauschka was money in his playoff game against Houston he really had his troubles last season, in particular the Browns and Dallas game. The sense of confidence really faded on him as the regular season went on.

 

Haush was good under 50 but over 50 yards he lost his range. Haush isn't a bad fall back option if Bass can't cut it but it was wise to try and take a chance on Bass as not having range in your kicking game is a big handicap.

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