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it is inexcusable that you have to travel to New Jersey just to practice field goals.....

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Having lived through Norwood, even I'm starting to get the yips.  They really need to solidify the kicker position.  I'm glad that Bass went 6/8, but missing no brainer types of kicks is cause for concern.

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Had a few misses, but I think (and hope) he will be ok.  Hitting 3 in a row after that initial miss was big.  Im a big believer that a lot of kickers issues in general are more mental than anything else.  Hes a rookie, got to keep his confidence up.

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He's a keeper. He will get better.

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1 minute ago, Beast said:

He's a keeper. He will get better.

once the rookie jitters wear off, I think this kid is going to win us many more with his leg. lets just hope he doesn't have to do all the scoring in one game in the future.

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Hey, Gostkowski missed a 44-yarder with :14 seconds left for a tie vs. Pitt. Robbie Gould missed a gimme vs. NE.

 

Kicking has really suffered this season, even for solid vets, and it’s hard to really know why.

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3 hours ago, Groin said:

Having lived through Norwood, even I'm starting to get the yips.  They really need to solidify the kicker position.  I'm glad that Bass went 6/8, but missing no brainer types of kicks is cause for concern.

His second miss today was inexcusable but give him credit for doing well after the first miss. 

16 minutes ago, UConn James said:

Hey, Gostkowski missed a 44-yarder with :14 seconds left for a tie vs. Pitt. Robbie Gould missed a gimme vs. NE.

 

Kicking has really suffered this season, even for solid vets, and it’s hard to really know why.

Many feel it's because of the empty stadiums that the wind is playing into it more than normally would. 

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Are the Bills telling Bass to kick the ball short sometimes?  If so, I think it is a mistake.  If he has the leg to boom it out of the end zone every time, then have him do it.  
 

 

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6 of 8, none of em chip shots, ain't too bad. Plus he booms the kickoffs. I think the added accuracy (really 7 of 8 would be good) will probably come.

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12 hours ago, Back the Blue said:

Are the Bills telling Bass to kick the ball short sometimes?  If so, I think it is a mistake.  If he has the leg to boom it out of the end zone every time, then have him do it.  
 

 

I think they do as many times our coverage teams tackle guys inside the 25 which benefits us. 

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I don't like it. But I'm not worried enough to do something about it yet. He could have some growing pains and could develop into a legendary kicker. God knows he has the leg strength for it. Besides, it's not like there are improvements sitting around on unemployment.

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The Titans lost to the Steelers, because their kicker missed a field goal.

Sucks that he screwed up two kicks, but I'm glad that the kid ending up getting a lot of work today.

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I’m still not confident when he steps on the field.

 

Hes got a lot of work to do. 

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4 hours ago, Groin said:

Having lived through Norwood, even I'm starting to get the yips.  They really need to solidify the kicker position.  I'm glad that Bass went 6/8, but missing no brainer types of kicks is cause for concern.

He made a few long ones and he responded to the pressure.  
 

Hauschka  missed one today, as did Gostnowski.  

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He's sort of the NFL football player equivalent of Buddy Holly as a Rock Star, in appearance. 

 

But he scored all the points that won the game today, so he's My Guy

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He actually made the highest pressure kick today— the last one, which put us up 8. That was a little over 40 yards. To me, that was the most reassuring kick— shows me he can handle those pressure situations. 
 

I would love to see him though be automatic from 40 in though— those are tough misses to handle. 

 

 

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