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    Elling stays

    "VikemanX84" wrote:
    You can't judge kickers by their rookie year.
    Elling did pathetically bad, you also can judge a kicker of their rookie year. I just did.

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    Elling stays

    Elling did NOT do pathetically bad. Doug Brien did pathetically bad. He is much better than Brien.

    Elling showed a lot of upside, by shaky confidence.

    Let me rephrase myself, you cannot make any judgement that is worth anything of a kicker based on their rookie year.
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    Elling stays

    i think tice and co. didn't help elling's confidence much ... remember all those 4th downs we went for in enemy territory?

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    Elling stays

    I have a gut feeling that he will be alot better in his second year.
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    Elling stays

    "purplepat" wrote:
    Keep in mind, a lot of first year kickers struggle somewhat. Many actually are signed and cut by two or three teams before they get their act together and beat somebody out. Unless a great proven vet (like Vanderjagt) is a June 1st cut, I'm willing to give Elling another year.
    Likewise, its one of the positions where the spotlight is fully on you and there is nowhere to hide. I'm willing to give him another year to see how things go, the experience from last season will be invaluable to Elling this year and we will see a big improvement.
    Also I liked to see us go for it on 4th down rather than just trot out the FG unit, it shows that he has faith in the offense. Granted you're not going to make the conversion every time but I think its worth the risk trying
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    Elling stays

    Lets just see how good elling can be and how far he can go through traing camp. Right now hes the favorite to win the job against the other rookie kicker. I think he can do better but the question is how much better?
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    Elling stays

    Elling sucks and absolutely cost us games and
    a playoff berth. It's not too hard to kick field
    goals with no rush in warm ups. They only count in
    games.
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    Elling stays

    keep in mind that even the players from last year still have to earn there spot on the team... thats what training camp is for. If the new punter shows during that time that he can do better, he will be our starter...

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    Elling stays

    "triedandtruevikesfan" wrote:
    keep in mind that even the players from last year still have to earn there spot on the team... thats what training camp is for. If the new punter shows during that time that he can do better, he will be our starter...


    Elling has a strong leg, but needs to work on his accuracy. It is nice to have a kicker that can make 50+ yarders. Tice needs to realize that kicking is all about confidence. If you go for it on 4th down all the time, your rookie kicker will loose confidence quickly. Look at the beginning of last year, elling had his confidence and played good. This kid only needs some confidence. I am sure, that if he sucked as much as some of you are saying he does, that we would have signed a FA kicker, or drafted a good one early in the draft. The fact that we only signed an undrafted kicker, should tell us that our coaching staff is confident in Elling, so we should be too, they probably know better than we do.

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    Elling stays

    Elling did not do terrible but his lack of ability did lose us a couple of games, which is enough to make you want to look elsewhere for a kicker.


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