Any Fallout For Matt Gay?

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:45 am

I kind of thought we might hear some rumbles about Matt Gay's job security, but I have not seen that.

The missed kick...hey, *** happens. But to kick it out of bounds, not once, but twice...that's troubling to me. Can't be giving teams the ball at the 40.

But is the team just going to ride it out? Take a wait and see??
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Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:16 am

I think we had a good look at the uncertainty of street replacements last year. I'm good with Matt Gay's performance so far. If anything DeCamillis needs to stop being cute with the directional kickoffs.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:00 am

Fyi that can't keep happening unexcusable. When we are in close game his actions could make us lose. We got lucky but 2 starting positions at the 40. Even if they don't get 10 yards the other team is punting and pinning us back or worse he shortened the field for the other teams offense.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:40 am

Fallout? Nope. Unless Justin Tucker becomes available Gay is still more consistent then what I’ve been seeing around the league this year.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:45 am

Matt Gay has been a solid kicker--perhaps more consistent than Zuerlein. I remember a few of the mediocre kickers we had before him. He greatly solidified the position.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm

I'm not for his ouster, don't get me wrong here, guys.

I just think a kick off out of bounds is about as inexcusable as it gets. Remember John Kasay doing in the SB against the Pats in the last 2 minutes? Brutal.

I don't know I've ever seen it twice in one game.
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Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:49 pm

D-GenerationX wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm
I'm not for his ouster, don't get me wrong here, guys.

I just think a kick off out of bounds is about as inexcusable as it gets. Remember John Kasay doing in the SB against the Pats in the last 2 minutes? Brutal.

I don't know I've ever seen it twice in one game.
Agree. Inexcusable
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Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:54 pm

D-GenerationX wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm
I'm not for his ouster, don't get me wrong here, guys.

I just think a kick off out of bounds is about as inexcusable as it gets. Remember John Kasay doing in the SB against the Pats in the last 2 minutes? Brutal.

I don't know I've ever seen it twice in one game.
I don't think kickers just lineup and chose to kick the ball wherever. If that was the case, they'd all just kick it as far as the could, ( which I'm all for!). The ST coach had to have called the kick. Called for him to kick to that corner of the field. It's great if it works. We saw what happens if you hook it a tad bit. I don't think this is all in Gay. I may be wrong, but the ST coach calls all of these formations, and plays. As far as I'm concerned, just boom the freaking thing and settle for the 25.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:01 pm

BrooklynRam74 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:49 pm
D-GenerationX wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm
I'm not for his ouster, don't get me wrong here, guys.

I just think a kick off out of bounds is about as inexcusable as it gets. Remember John Kasay doing in the SB against the Pats in the last 2 minutes? Brutal.

I don't know I've ever seen it twice in one game.
Agree. Inexcusable
Put me down as inexcusable as well....if it was the coordinator calling for directional kicks to try and hold them down before the 25....the juice isn't worth the squeeze IMO.

If he has 2 more of those Sunday....we may start to hear some rumbling....if it costs them the game we will hear roaring....and I'll be one of them.

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:06 pm

D-GenerationX wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:48 pm
I'm not for his ouster, don't get me wrong here, guys.

I just think a kick off out of bounds is about as inexcusable as it gets. Remember John Kasay doing in the SB against the Pats in the last 2 minutes? Brutal.

I don't know I've ever seen it twice in one game.
Until it becomes a consistent issue not concern……..

Oh it has happen with this team before I’m certain………..

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Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:54 pm

I’ve been watching a lot of different teams’ games and I’m seeing kicking issues league wide. Not sure what the problem with kickers are this year.
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Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:48 am

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I’ve been watching a lot of different teams’ games and I’m seeing kicking issues league wide. Not sure what the problem with kickers are this year.
Being that it is league wide it probably is the balls. Balls kicked are different than those being used during the game.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:40 am

He’s 10-for-11 on field goal attempts, making two in every game. He’s also made 15 of 16 PATs, including two games where he went 4-for-4.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 am

So Coach knows not to get him to kick it to either sideline now, just boom it. Problem solved.
He's only missed a couple kicks for points.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am

Rampager66 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 am
So Coach knows not to get him to kick it to either sideline now, just boom it. Problem solved.
He's only missed a couple kicks for points.
Just boom it. I think the SP coach is trying to get other teams to return kicks hoping that they can stop them before the 25 yard line.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:22 am

UplandRam wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am
Rampager66 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 am
So Coach knows not to get him to kick it to either sideline now, just boom it. Problem solved.
He's only missed a couple kicks for points.
Just boom it. I think the SP coach is trying to get other teams to return kicks hoping that they can stop them before the 25 yard line.
Yep. Also think wanting to run a few seconds off the clock late in half's and kicking away from a certain KR play into it as well.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:25 am

UplandRam wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:19 am
Rampager66 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:17 am
So Coach knows not to get him to kick it to either sideline now, just boom it. Problem solved.
He's only missed a couple kicks for points.
Just boom it. I think the SP coach is trying to get other teams to return kicks hoping that they can stop them before the 25 yard line.
Agreed

Sometimes ST coaches get too cute. They want to kick high and to the sidelines, in hopes of the returner catching the ball and being stopped prior to the 25.

I rather just tell the kicker to kick it deep down the middle and let the opposing team have the 25.

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Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:32 am

I think he is dealing with an ankle injury. That would be horrible for a kicker. Hopefully it is minor

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