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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    At the risk of being chastised for bashing players, I would feel more confident with him out on the field for long range kicks than a certain kicker that we have now.
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Sick video - thanks for posting the link.

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Gotta love the Dropkick Murphys! That makes the video perfect!
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    I don't think it's real. The reason is simple. Everytime a person catches one of his 65 yard kicks they simply hold out their hands and the ball lands softly in them for an easy catch. If you're not an experienced kick returner a punt of that distance has a lot of momentum coming in and is very difficult to catch even for a college athlete. It's just too easy looking to me.
    Plus, if you'll notice, the ball always flutters. A 65 yard punt doesn't flutter, it spirals. If it flutters that means the ball wasn't kicked very well. Looks like special effects to me. If I'm wrong it won't be the first time lol...
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I don't think it's real. The reason is simple. Everytime a person catches one of his 65 yard kicks they simply hold out their hands and the ball lands softly in them for an easy catch. If you're not an experienced kick returner a punt of that distance has a lot of momentum coming in and is very difficult to catch even for a college athlete. It's just too easy looking to me.
    Plus, if you'll notice, the ball always flutters. A 65 yard punt doesn't flutter, it spirals. If it flutters that means the ball wasn't kicked very well. Looks like special effects to me. If I'm wrong it won't be the first time lol...
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    Some of the shots look legit; some look fake. The problem is that, if even a few are obvious fakes, the legitimacy of the entire clip is called into question. He's supposed to be working with a kicking coach, hoping for an NFL berth, so I guess we'll soon know...
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    He almost missed one. Just sayin.

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Some of the shots look legit; some look fake. The problem is that, if even a few are obvious fakes, the legitimacy of the entire clip is called into question. He's supposed to be working with a kicking coach, hoping for an NFL berth, so I guess we'll soon know...
    Oh if the video is indeed legit then he'll definitely get a shot. The question will then be, "Can you do that under intense pressure that you've never seen before?". Heck, I wish him nothing but luck.

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Who would spend the amount of time necessary to fake a kicking highlight video?

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by thefloydian View Post
    Who would spend the amount of time necessary to fake a kicking highlight video?
    Somebody wanting an NFL kicking career and he's now working with an NFL kicking coach...
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Somebody wanting an NFL kicking career and he's now working with an NFL kicking coach...
    Why? If you faked it they'd know as soon as you started kicking for them in person.

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    How long would it take an NFL kicking coach to tell if he's a fake? I'm guessing not very long (5 minutes?), but that's just a guess...

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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by thefloydian View Post
    Who would spend the amount of time necessary to fake a kicking highlight video?

    you're right why would anyone put something fake on the internet?
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    Re: Check out this Kicker (I don't believe it)

    Quote Originally Posted by KentuckianaBFan View Post
    How long would it take an NFL kicking coach to tell if he's a fake? I'm guessing not very long (5 minutes?), but that's just a guess...
    He's already been accepted by and working with the coach. There may have been some trickery, but I think we can put to rest the idea that the whole clip is fake. I look forward to seeing what he can do...
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