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Why were we kicking short?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Incubes12, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    It's been bugging me all week. I can't figure out why we were kicking the ball short. Brandon Tate is no Devin Hester, so what were we worried about?
     
  2. PackerFan87

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    We let a 300 pound man run 70 yards.
    Uuuhhhhh special teams sucks!! =P
     
  3. JBlood

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    We were worried about giving up a big return. It didn't work so well.
     
  4. YoKramer

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    Why not let Crosby kick it through the endzone like everyone says he can.
     
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  5. SteveB7SFG

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    I was at the game and there were winds aloft that were forcing kicks short. There were little winds down on the field just an occasional gust or two. But the winds up high affected the kicking game going toward the open end of the stadium.
     
  6. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    We give up big returns no matter what, haha. We should at least be kicking it deep so as to minimize the damage done to field position.
     
  7. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    haha, thats not funny
     
  8. Cheesehead Brittany

    Cheesehead Brittany Cheesehead

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    agreed
     
  9. red4tribe

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    I think Tate has two TD returns this year.
     
  10. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    why do we even talk about our special teams... they are so atrocious they make local high school teams look good
     
  11. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    Why do you all hurt my baby? :(
     
  12. JoshuaRHuffman

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    My suggestion is that we have someone hold the kickoff everytime for Crosby and tell him he's kicking an 80 yard field goal.

    He may not kick it through the uprights, but daggum he'll kick it out of the endzone everytime. Kickoff coverage solved.
     
  13. Cheesehead Brittany

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    is he really that dumb???
     
  14. Rodgers2Finley4TDs

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    Brandon Tate is good and our special teams are awful. Maybe it was time to try something new.
     
  15. Incubes12

    Incubes12 Bay Harbor Butcher?

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    If that something new was letting an offensive lineman return it farther than Tate would've, then fine it worked, but the whole NFL is laughing.

    An argument against the Tate issue is that I've seen us kick to WAY better return men this year. Why start with Tate?
     
  16. Rodgers2Finley4TDs

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    No one said it worked
     
  17. FrankRizzo

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    Why not just **** onside kick it every time?
    Most likely, they'll get the ball at around midfield, maybe our 45. That's about average for us against good returners.
    Plus we might recover the ball 10% of the time like a turnover.

    That would eliminate TD returns from guys like Hester, Cribbs, Harvin, Tate, Connely.
     
  18. Rodgers2Finley4TDs

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    if we do it every time they could end up with like 2 return TDs. Like the one the Colts got against Jacksonville.
     

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