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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    Last year Tice had two rookie kickers, a punter and a kicker. He should have learned a lesson because he paid for it with bobbled snaps by his punter, and not being able to attempt a field goal over 40 yards. Probably 2 to 3 losses from last year were directly attributed to kicking foibles. He replaced johnson with a veteran, but now Elling is struggling in camp. He needs to suck it up and sign a veteran. Too much is at stake, including his own job.

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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    I have to give Tice credit for sticking with Elling as long as he has, but he is missing FG's from 30 yards in camp and still can't hit anything beyond 40 :shock: They should bring in a veteran as quick as possible.
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    Re: Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    "SKOL" wrote:
    Last year Tice had two rookie kickers, a punter and a kicker. He should have learned a lesson because he paid for it with bobbled snaps by his punter, and not being able to attempt a field goal over 40 yards. Probably 2 to 3 losses from last year were directly attributed to kicking foibles. He replaced johnson with a veteran, but now Elling is struggling in camp. He needs to suck it up and sign a veteran. Too much is at stake, including his own job.


    Just because a guy is struggling in training camp doesn't mean he isn't gonna be good in the regular season. Let the guy play in some games and be in some game situations. Elling has struggled for 4 days, not the whole offseason. He has actually looked great until the last 4 days, so we don't need to panick all of a sudden.

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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    well just have to see what he does in preseason. If he does well, then fine he can stay, but if he continues his lousiness like hes doing during trainging camp, hes out the door.

    If hes out, we should get someone like mike hollis who i believe is a free agent. Hes the one where he nailed an end of the game field goal to send the game into overtime back in 2002 playing the bills.
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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    I don't know if concerns me a little after reading everyday how much he is struggling. Obviously if your kicker can't perform you most likely won't make it to the playoffs let along the superbowl. I guess we will have to wait and see how he does during preseason before we totally panic but I have to say I am a little concerned at the moment.

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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    So, who you gonna get to take his place? Vanderjagt? Vinitari? Grammatica? I bet not. I am sure, just like the punter if there was some talent at kicker out there, they woulda got them already. As it is, I would bet they looked at the situation, and decided he CAN do it. Do it well, even. Everyone was a rookie once. I couldn't spell a good kickers name to save my life, though. Maybe he just needs a name change.

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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    I saw Elling at Training Camp and the kid looked wonderful.

    He has skills but, honestly, I don't think he needs to see a kicking expert, he needs a shrink.
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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    I am not thrilled with Elling but what choices do we have at this Point? Gary Anderson is still out there but he is only good out to 40 yards or do we what until some cuts are made and see if a more dependable kicker is dumped for a rookie or journeyman?

    I am more concerned with Claibornes achilles still bothering him, I guess he has been really limping over the last week, and not sure if he is going to be ready for the season or if he is going to be 100%. :shaking: ale:
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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    I thought Gary Anderson officially retired? I really liked GA, I wouldn't mind having him back!

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    Tice Needs to Cut the Cord With Elling

    First ask yourself the question. Is tice a moron? No? OK. Do I know more than he does about his kicker situation? No? OK. I'll go with his decision.

    Keep Elling and work on him. Obviously there is a reason he likes him.
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