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LRtagger 12-04-2012 10:26 AM

Prater
 
Surprised this hasnt been talked about more. Anyone else concerned with Prater? This season for him is eerily similar to 2008 when he tailed off towards the end of the year because he was admittedly fatigued. He started missing more kicks around week 9. This year week 10.

Cant really afford missed FGs in the playoffs.

enjolras 12-04-2012 10:28 AM

I'm not. It doesn't look like a mechanical problem. He's just barely missing. It'll come back around.

Greatspirits 12-04-2012 10:31 AM

Wasn't worried after the first few games he missed some, but I am starting to worry a bit more now, it's the 40 to 49 yard range that he's always struggled.

TonyR 12-04-2012 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LRtagger (Post 3744240)
Surprised this hasnt been talked about more. Anyone else concerned with Prater?

I am. Brought it up in another thread but not many seemed interested in discussing.

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Cmac821 12-04-2012 10:37 AM

I still would trust him in the playoffs, he'll turn it around

Smiling Assassin27 12-04-2012 10:47 AM

Get me Ola Kimrin on the horn...

SonOfLe-loLang 12-04-2012 10:49 AM

What's to discuss really? Please hit your field goals, Matt

Rohirrim 12-04-2012 11:11 AM

It hasn't been discussed because kicking is like your golf swing. When it goes out of groove it's not something you can talk about. Sometimes, you can't even figure out what's going on. Everybody is different. You just have to do the necessary work to get the groove back. I'm sure he's on it.

Kaylore 12-04-2012 11:11 AM

Not worried about it.

Endy 12-04-2012 11:47 AM

It's almost like Fox should take delay of game penalties for anything between 40-49. Under 40? Money. Over 50? Money. 40-49? Who knows.

12-04-2012 11:47 AM

He has the yipps right now for sure. He has a lot of curve on his kicks right now. I hope it is just a rough patch.

ColoradoDarin 12-04-2012 11:54 AM

I think after the Orton/Tebow years, Prater is not used to us scoring so much that he has to kick xps and kick off that many times each game. He needs to build up his endurance over the off season.



But in reality - f'n kickers.

CEH 12-04-2012 01:25 PM

Prater just needs a couple strippers on each goal post pole dancing then he should feel right at home

CEH 12-04-2012 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Rohirrim (Post 3744297)
It hasn't been discussed because kicking is like your golf swing. When it goes out of groove it's not something you can talk about. Sometimes, you can't even figure out what's going on. Everybody is different. You just have to do the necessary work to get the groove back. I'm sure he's on it.

Right now, do it! Turn the hat backwards. Turn your hat around. Do it, Matt! Take this tee and stick it behind your left ear.

What do you think you look like shooting chili peppers up Lee Janzen's ass? Do it now or I'm going to quit. I swear to God I'll quit. Good. Take this ball and hit it up the fairway.

cmhargrove 12-04-2012 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by CEH (Post 3744440)
Prater just needs a couple strippers on each goal post pole dancing then he should feel right at home

I heard on the light rail that was the exact problem. He was bangin' some nappy hoes and got him some crabs - real bad-like. Balls swelled up the size of grapefruits and threw off the motion of his kicking leg.

Ball swelling is going down, situation normal.

LRtagger 12-04-2012 02:10 PM

As long as he doesn't turn into our drunk idiot kicker

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12-04-2012 02:13 PM

The one miss against the Chiefs or maybe it was the chargers looked like a 20 handicap 50 yard sliced tee shot.

razorwire77 12-04-2012 02:15 PM

Modern kickers are so good technically, that slumps like this are mental. Look at Mason Crosby, he was an above average to excellent kicker for 5 years with the same time and only recently has started to suck. Just hope Prater snaps out of it.

cabronco 12-04-2012 02:19 PM

Greek needs to crimp a counter weight(bling) to Praters left nut, an oz. at a time til he's kicking dead(nuts) er center.

Atwater His Ass 12-04-2012 02:56 PM

Put me in the concerned camp.


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