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Old 09-16-2013   #114
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Default Re: Texans whistling past the graveyard at Kicker

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Originally Posted by Brisco_County View Post
There seems to be a lack of recognition of what Kubiak was asking of Bullock during this game. By week 2, Bullock is the only kicker to attempt three kicks of over 50 yards. Here is how he compares to other kickers in the league at this point.

Player: 40-50 yard - 50+ yards

Garrett Hartley: 3/4 - 0/0
Dan Bailey: 1/1 - 2/2
Sebastian Janiko: 1/2 - 0/0
Stephen Gostko: 1/2 - 0/0
Greg Zuerlein: 1/1 - 0/0
Jay Feely: 2/2 - 0/1
Nick Folk: 2/2 - 0/0
Rob Bironas: 2/3 - 0/0
Caleb Sturgis: 2/2 - 1/1
Josh Brown: 1/1 - 0/0
Blair Walsh: 0/0 - 1/1
Alex Henery: 2/3 - 0/0
Nick Novak: 3/3 - 0/0
Billy Cundiff: 0/0 - 1/1
Graham Gano: 0/0 - 0/0
Dan Carpenter: 1/2 - 1/1
Steven Hauschka: 1/1 - 0/0
Phil Dawson : 0/1 - 0/0
Adam Vinatieri: 0/0 - 0/1
Justin Tucker: 0/1 - 0/1
Matt Bryant : 0/0 - 0/0
David Akers: 1/3 - 0/0
Robbie Gould: 0/0 - 1/1
Matt Prater: 2/2 - 0/0
Josh Scobee: 0/0 - 0/0
Rian Lindell: 0/1 - 0/0
Ryan Succop: 1/1 - 0/1
Randy Bullock: 1/2 - 0/3
Mason Crosby: 0/0 - 0/0

Two things should stand out: Dan Bailey is having an incredible season, and Randy Bullock has attempted more 40+ yard field goals than anyone not named Dan Bailey.

Other kickers who have already missed kicks of over 50 yards are Justin Tucker, Adam Vinatieri, and Jay Feely. Other kickers who have missed 40 to 50 yards out are Sebastien Janikowski, Stephen Gostkowski, and David Akers.

Those are veterans. Randy Bullock is on game 2 of his career. If Kubiak wants to set up Bullock for statistical success, he will have him kick from the 25 instead of the 40. But Kubiak obviously wants him to develop into a 50 yard kicker, and he is putting Bullock in tough situations in order to learn.
What about the fact that a lot of the guys that have actually kicked long field goals are making more than missing.

I don't think the comparison you're making really matters. Bullock kicks for us. He's been shaky. He's proven that. All yore showing is that other kickers haven't gotten as many chances to show their long FG ability.

But again, Randy has.

Doesn't mean that he will suck forever, but as of right now he has not been good and that doesn't have anything to do with anyone else.

It's like if you took stats at a club of guys talking to women of equal caliber and getting phone numbers.

Guy A: 0/12
Guy B: 3/6
Guy C: 0/2
Guy D: 0/0
Guy E: 6/7

Those other guys not talking to as many women doesn't change the fact that Guy A is looking like a loser.

I'm not commenting on whether or not bullock can get better. But his body of work so far is bad regardless of what anyone else has of hadn't done.
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