Post by justanotherbearsfan9 on May 3, 2019 17:47:02 GMT -6
LINK BEARS’ KICKER COMPETITION GETS OFF TO LAUGHABLE START
Head coach Matt Nagy brought in eight kickers for rookie camp to find Parkey’s replacement and immediately wanted to challenge them out of the gate. Instead, Chicago’s first session of the kicking competition got off to an ironic and laughable start.
Post by lklrlolnlilklsox on May 3, 2019 18:19:54 GMT -6
We really should just have an entire thread dedicated to the kicking battle and news thereof.
Two big things I got out of this and love are that Nagy is taking an active, aggressive role in how he is going to choose his kicker, and Barron was one of the two who made the 43 yard psychological challenge.
Post by justanotherbearsfan9 on May 3, 2019 18:31:10 GMT -6
LINK ... the Bears have been searching for a new kicker.
The search has missed its mark thus far.
The latest missed attempt(s) came Friday during coach Matt Nagy's kicking competition.
With John Baron II, Chris Blewitt, Elliott Fry and Redford Jones on foot at the Bears' first day of rookie minicamp along with four other camp invitees, all attempted kicks from the dastardly distance of 43 yards and combined to go two for eight.
"Two for eight, that's not good enough," Nagy told reporters after the practice. "Now I will say this: We always look at the end result of what happened, which is 100 percent what matters, but as we're learning, two of those eight holds and snaps, it wasn't 100 percent. I'll leave it at that. We've got to work through that. That's why after today we're not going to go out and make rash, brash decisions or anything. We're gonna play it out.
But I was told we can find cheap unknowns who are as great as Robbie Gould?
Maybe we found one, maybe we haven't. It's too early to tell, but we'll find out soon enough. Either way, I'm sure they're still looking. In other news, Robbie Gould isn't our Robbie Gould of old anymore.
Post by justanotherbearsfan9 on May 3, 2019 19:37:18 GMT -6
They will get it figured out. This was just the rookie herd trying out today. It also sounded like there may have been contributing factors beyond just the kicker (snap/hold). Still, I'll bet Nagy wasn't pleased watching player after player miss the 43 yard kicks. It probably gave Pace some heartburn too.
At least they're being aggressive trying to find a good kicker... and they will.