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7 minutes ago, Stripes said:

Jake Elliot just won a game for Philly by hitting a 61 yard field goal as time expired.

I saw that too, and it made me uncomfortable. Good for him though.

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Stripes    162

I have no idea why Randy Bullock was even relevant in that "battle".  I don't care if a rookie draft pick misses a kick or two in the freaking preseason.  Put him on the team, idiots.

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ArmyBengal    232

And to top it off they will have a decision to make about Bullock after next year because he's a free agent after the 2018 season. 

The sheer stupidity surrounding the kicker position this off season is mind boggling.

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And Marvin gets defensive when asked about him (not surprising really).

He is coaching like this is his last year - or will be if he doesn't win, and panicked on Elliot I bet.  Giving a drafted kicker the chance to get over rookie jitters and mechanical flaws seems reasonable - but not here.  3 out of 5 isn't exactly horrible either, especially when you throw a game-winning 61 yarder in there.

 

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Nice job Marvin/Bengals.

Jake Elliott is such a beast that the NFL keeps "randomly" drug testing him

" Pretty funny how the NFL has been “randomly” testing Elliott a lot after the rookie kicker nailed a 61-yard field goal to beat the New York Giants in Week 3. Speaking of that moment, Elliott has been perfect on his field goal attempts since then. He’s 12-12 ever since Jason Peters told him “no more misses, bro.” So let’s not forget to give JP credit here. Elliott is also 13-13 on extra points this season. Elliott has been quite the find."

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ArmyBengal    232

To be fair from my own perspective, I thought the Bengals selected the wrong kicker, so I too was wrong. However, the Bengals did their scouting and based on that scouting, decided to use a 5th rounder to select Elliott. Then they turned around and cut him.

Talk about not trusting your own intel...

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49 minutes ago, ArmyBengal said:

To be fair from my own perspective, I thought the Bengals selected the wrong kicker, so I too was wrong. However, the Bengals did their scouting and based on that scouting, decided to use a 5th rounder to select Elliott. Then they turned around and cut him.

Talk about not trusting your own intel...

It's a symptom of dysfunction.

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