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8 minutes ago, The Jokeman said:

1 of those misses is questionable and the XP could be blamed on a bad hold. Could he do better? Yes but he could do worse.  Unless he costs us a game or two you keep him. Yes it doesn't hurt to keep a short list on hand yet looking at the free agent land scape who's better? 

I wasn’t suggesting changing kickers in-season. I was suggesting if his struggles continue, he may be replaced in the off-season. 

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There just legitimately aren't any improvements out there on the open market.

The Bills will have to ride with Bass this year, and then see what a full, legitimate offseason (hopefully) can do for his game.

I can't believe I'm sitting here having to defend a kicker that just set a Bills record for field goals made in a game, but here we are.

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Just now, Warcodered said:

 

My wife showed me this last night, we were cracking up over the bracelet and eyeline. 

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On 10/26/2020 at 10:18 AM, Jauronimo said:

 

To the Bass apologists, do you trust him with the game on the line?  I sure as hell do not.  

 

 

Game winning fg yesterday.  Might not have been with the clock running out but it still stands.

 

3 for 3 xps and 1-1 fgs.

 

To update:

 

Bass is now 10th in points scored by Kickers

Bass is tied for the 12 most xps kicked.  2 of the 11 ahead of him are perfect on xps.  2 have missed 2 or more and the other 7 are tied with him with 1 miss.

His 5 missed fgs is tied for 2ns most with Matt Prater (proven kicker) and Ahead of Gostkowski (proven)

 

If people are going to rag on him when he struggles, can he get a little credit when he does well?

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1 minute ago, section122 said:

 

Game winning fg yesterday.  Might not have been with the clock running out but it still stands.

 

3 for 3 xps and 1-1 fgs.

 

To update:

 

Bass is now 10th in points scored by Kickers

Bass is tied for the 12 most xps kicked.  2 of the 11 ahead of him are perfect on xps.  2 have missed 2 or more and the other 7 are tied with him with 1 miss.

His 5 missed fgs is tied for 2ns most with Matt Prater (proven kicker) and Ahead of Gostkowski (proven)

 

If people are going to rag on him when he struggles, can he get a little credit when he does well?

I did give him credit for having the second most misses and one of the worst FG percentages in the league.  

 

This is the NFL.  You don't get a gold star for making a 28 yarder and a few XPs.  That's called minimum expectations.  

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2 minutes ago, section122 said:

 

Game winning fg yesterday.  Might not have been with the clock running out but it still stands.

 

3 for 3 xps and 1-1 fgs.

 

To update:

 

Bass is now 10th in points scored by Kickers

Bass is tied for the 12 most xps kicked.  2 of the 11 ahead of him are perfect on xps.  2 have missed 2 or more and the other 7 are tied with him with 1 miss.

His 5 missed fgs is tied for 2ns most with Matt Prater (proven kicker) and Ahead of Gostkowski (proven)

 

If people are going to rag on him when he struggles, can he get a little credit when he does well?

Doesn’t fit the narrative if you give the guy credit when he does well ex: yeah he made all his kicks, but none of them were from 40+ yards

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4 minutes ago, Jauronimo said:

I did give him credit for having the second most misses and one of the worst FG percentages in the league.  

 

This is the NFL.  You don't get a gold star for making a 28 yarder and a few XPs.  That's called minimum expectations.  

How about credit for the game winning kick?

 

I get it and it's mostly tongue in cheek but not surprisingly it's crickets on Bass.  

 

Glass half full last 2 weeks:  Scored all of the teams points in a win and then kicked the game winning fg.

Glass half empty: Missed 2 kicks.  That's it, even if I was trying to be negative.

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5 minutes ago, Ya Digg? said:

Doesn’t fit the narrative if you give the guy credit when he does well ex: yeah he made all his kicks, but none of them were from 40+ yards

As a young kicker in the league, first you have to survive.   You survive by making the kicks you should kick. 

 

Over the last few years we've seen multiple young kickers in the NFL, choke when faced with the kick that won the game yesterday.   Guys who missed badly, guys who missed close, guys who snuck the ball just inside the upright, guys who missed extra points - which is essentially what Bass's FG was.  

 

The first step in making it in the league is calmly making the kick you have to make to win that game.  That is exactly what Bass did yesterday.  It was high-pressure kick in a high-stakes game, into a tough wind.   Bass made it look routine.   

 

I give him a lot of credit for that.  That's a step that every team wants their young kicker to take. 

 

By contrast, Bojorquez has been in the league for years now, and every punt is still an adventure.   I thought it was time last year to look for a new punter; I still think so. 

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Hmmm Bass made all his kicks he attempted this week Huh?  To include the Game Winner.

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10 minutes ago, section122 said:

How about credit for the game winning kick?

 

I get it and it's mostly tongue in cheek but not surprisingly it's crickets on Bass.  

 

Glass half full last 2 weeks:  Scored all of the teams points in a win and then kicked the game winning fg.

Glass half empty: Missed 2 kicks.  That's it, even if I was trying to be negative.

Sure.  Wildly impressive.  All doubt has been removed and I have 100% confidence in Bass since he made a 28 yarder and didn't miss any kicks this week.  

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Be glad for him.  No better options out there and many of the K's playing are struggling as well.

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15 minutes ago, Shaw66 said:

By contrast, Bojorquez has been in the league for years now, and every punt is still an adventure.   I thought it was time last year to look for a new punter; I still think so. 

Big feel good story on Bojo in Sunday's Buffalo News

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9 minutes ago, Jauronimo said:

Sure.  Wildly impressive.  All doubt has been removed and I have 100% confidence in Bass since he made a 28 yarder and didn't miss any kicks this week.  

 

Good.  Glad that is settled. :nana:

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There were a LOT of missed figgies yesterday (a few boinks off crossbars) in much better conditions than Bass faced. Kid’s getting experience and there’ll be some hiccups along the way but that was solid yesterday in wind. For whatever reason, this is all-around not a great year for kickers...

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Young kickers deserve time.

 

This guy could be stellar for us. What a leg!!!

 

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