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Charlie Coiner has charts, and he’s not afraid to use ‘em. UT's special teams coach said data supports the decision to give local walk-on Derrick Brodus the top kicking spot.
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Breaking News. ONC officially throws his support to Brodus. Follow up at 10 Saturday night. GO VOLS!
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
I hope we have a good lead and it doesn't come down to a field goal attempt to win it. The Bama game comes to mind a few years back.
I do not blame them at all. Palardy has gone about extra points like they do not matter. The first one can get a pass, but the second was lack of concentration. Absolutely no excuses. Send him down.
A kicker has to trust the holder to have the ball ready, if he doesn't it is his fault. With good kickers, I have seen them delay just a bit on really bad snaps but not lose all concentration. Palardy may have worked on kicking this past year but did not work on the problems that may occur and how to adjust. That will be something he can get ready for the second half of the year or next year. On extra points they don't have to worry about anything other than direction, the height should be a given. Palardy has never gotten his extra points up like every other kicker. That is why he has gotten an extra point blocked, which is inexcusable.
Marshall and I have similar views on Palardy
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You may be right about the holder. But as someone previously mentioned, on a bad-snap extra point, the kicker can and should keep his composure and wait half a second to make sure the ball is down and ready. This is not that uncommon. It usually goes unnoticed because the kicker usually makes the pat anyway. Not sure if experimenting with holders can be an excuse either.
Maybe you are right, and maybe the holder is the one choking and messing up the lefty kicker. But the one constant in this equation seems to be Palardy, who despite plenty of practice with holders in the off season, is kicking knuckle balls no matter who is holding.
Brodus may not be able to make it past 25 yards, but who knows? If he could put them in consistently from 35, or even 30, I would be satisfied. At least that way you have a pretty good idea when you are making the decision whether it is a choice between getting 3 or going for it. Rather than a choice between going for it or completely rolling the dice on "maybe" getting 3. In the latter case you might as well go for it every time. Which is not the best situation to be in.
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