Apparently, Wilkerson has been following Slater around and asking questions at very turn. Along with Berry, they are doing everything right so far to make the team.
The fact that Nordin never measured out his steps is mindblowing. Maybe @IdiotKicker can weigh in, but isn't that in kicking 101?Nordin (Nor-DEEN) was deliberately measuring out his steps before field goals on Thursday (the goal is to hit the same mark every time), which he said is something he had never done prior to arriving in New England. "Every time we were in a meeting, I was in there with a tape measure, taking my steps, taking the tape measure, putting it down," he said. "I did that for hours and hours."
Agreed. If they have pretty reasonable assurance that Folk will be ready for week 1, just keep Nordin and let him work stuff out and then put him on the PS.They don't need to cut Nordin (EDIT: for good, I mean). This will make him easier to get to the PS and they can continue to work with him while they get one more year of Folk.
I had a similar thought. I know as much about kicking mechanics as I do about pitching mechanics, but it seemed like he wasn't getting through the ball. And if he is nursing a minor injury, I can certainly get him trying to play through it, given the opportunity that he has been presented with.If love to get idiotkicker’s expett opinion, but it seemed to me that he was pushing everything right. Even his first PAT was heading that way. Perhaps he’s nursing a bit of an injury (can kickers get dead legs like ST pitchers?) or maybe it’s a basic fundamental thing. Reminded me of a golfer blocking his drives out to the right.
They do only have one more preseason game too. Ideally Folk would get some reps against the Giants if he's going to be the OD kicker.Welp. Get well soon, Nick.
I wonder if they cut Nordin this week and try out another kicker or 2 in case Folk's injury is going to linger into the season.
Maybe but he had consistency issues in college and in an interview commented that he hadn’t practiced having the same motion before the kick before. I’m having trouble describing it well but basically kickers tend to have a set pattern before they kick the ball and Nordin didn’t learn that until summer with the Pats. That’s important and could help explain why he looks out of whack at times. It’s also something I am not sure they can correct before the season starts. Nordin to me is an ideal PS guy. Give him a year to get his mechanics right and he has the leg to do what you need. Unfortunately with Folk hurt that means they probably need to find a kicker for the season.Or maybe it was just a bad game, and let us not write the guy off yet? I am not saying that SoSH/.BBTL ever overreacts to anything, I just don't want to see it start happening.
Holy crap. Hadn't really imagined JJW as a possible cut.Separate post but their kickoff coverage last night was exceptional. Truly exceptional. Even JJW made a big play which is important because he is, IMO, on the roster bubble. Bethel also had a great rep against Reagor even though he has traditionally been thought of as a ST only guy.
I didn’t get a chance to watch live. Watching today, it’s basically the same thing as a pitcher dragging his arm through the zone and saving everything go high and arm side. Hips were way ahead of his leg and he never had a chance. Which was his exact problem in the limited tape from college. Last week looked like a different kicker, this one looked like the same one. Lot on the line for the kid next week, will be interesting to see if he bounces back or struggles further.If love to get idiotkicker’s expett opinion, but it seemed to me that he was pushing everything right. Even his first PAT was heading that way. Perhaps he’s nursing a bit of an injury (can kickers get dead legs like ST pitchers?) or maybe it’s a basic fundamental thing. Reminded me of a golfer blocking his drives out to the right.
I'd kick the tires. Great college career, had a good 2019 season, missed 2020 because of injury.View: https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1430150910173499392
Colts are cutting their kicker. Think Pats should pursue?