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Carli Lloyd, 55yd field goal with ease.

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  1. 4Waters

    4Waters Well-Known Member

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  2. TPC

    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    NFL?
    Once she gets creamed by 320 lb linemen that dream will dissolve.
     
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    She is probably tougher than half the kickers in the league. Some of those soccer chicks play pretty dirty.. I bet the NFL is drooling at all the revenue potential in selling her jerseys to all the feminists fighting the NFL over their domestic violence issues..


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    Impressive for sure! but, she won't have that much time to run up when kicking a field goal.
     
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    I wonder if an NFL kicker could hit that with a long run like that.

    Hitting those narrow uprights is definitely impressive.
     
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    The PR for the first team to hire and play a female will be huge......

    I think there might also be some title nine implications in the long term. Football has always been considered a men's sport. This would definitively break that notion, this could drive a huge change in funding of college sports as football is an incredibly expensive sport to run on campus.
     
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    Great point.. Different kick with a short drop and stands full of screaming fans. Not to mention the hype around it would be insane. She won’t have issues getting hurt kicking field goals. Running down after a kickoff is another story. There’s tough for a women’s soccer player and there’s NFL tough.
     
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    A lot, if not all NFL kickers, can boot it accurately from 50 plus using a two step approach. She is 6 yards back running, like a kick off. A lot of NFL kickers can float the ball 70 plus yards on a running approach, again kick off. Still impressive, I sure couldn't do what she is doing.
     
  9. HBCraig

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    Bingo. Impressive for sure, but you cant take 5-6 steps before hand.
     
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    If she ran down field on a kick off that could get ugly if she got caught. Interesting what the fan base would think? I could imagine a lot of peeps taking sympathy & a lot saying ohh well, she wanted it. Played, coached high school & JC ball...the speed & power at the NFL level is amazing & violent.
     
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    Watch field goal kickers in pre-game.
    They hit long shots all the time...doing it in a game is a whole different animal.

    You also have to consider the trajectory off her foot.
    It has to clear 6’5” players with 36” vertical leaping ability.


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  12. DWC

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    I would think the current fan base would be 50/50. There would definitely be a short term pick up in a couple demographics. I’d hate to be the first player to level her. We sat in the first row at a Seahawk game last year. I’ve been to plenty of games and watch NFL every weekend. I was blown away how big and athletic they were.
     
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    Bingo
     
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    Lol. You said NFL tough......

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    Big fucking deal. What did Rowdy say in Days of Thunder? " Let's see how'd you do in a crowd."
     
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    Who did Garo Yepremian ever tackle?
     
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    Lol:D
    He never held the football . It was like a hot potato for him .
     
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    If I remember right Garo kicked the ball and then ran straight off the field.
     
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    When I was playing high school ball we had a girl express interest to join the team, she is 6'1 ~185lb and ripped. Her dad was a pro-bowl d-line guy. 6'8 320ish. Ultimately our coach decided on no for the very reason you expressed. If the rest of us played normally and hit hard her we would get shit for hitting a girl and if we went easy on her and she killed us we would get shit for getting drilled by a girl.
     
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    So who was the last tough place kicker? George Blanda?
     
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    The straight on kickers back in the day were often lineman and linebackers. Few specialists until guys like Jan Stenerud and the Gogolak bros came along. The beginning of the soccer influence and non US born players.

    Lou Groza OT, Lou Michaels DE, Wayne Walker LB. Tom Dempsey even with his 1/2 foot was a good OL. Gino Cappelleti WR, Paul Hornoug RB, Pat Summeral WR were skill players that kicked very well straight on.

    Stenerud was an athletic 6'-3" guy that had as strong a leg as I've ever seen.

    The girl in the video has a strong leg but not NFL or even college caliber if she needs that long of approach. She'd never get a kick off in time with it. Ball needs to be out as soon as it's placed or it's blocked.
     
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    Google Katie Hnida...
     
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    Probably 10th take as well!!
     
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    Ok, so maybe Luck and Gronk aren’t tough.. Kinda the opposite.
     
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    Please ... while it’s impressive that she may be on an extremely small list of females in the world who could make that kick, 90%+ college kickers and even some high school kickers make those kicks routinely with the standard 2-3 yard approach . Another stupid PR stunt
     
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    Where will she shower?
     
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    ^^^ This. When I was a season ticket holder, we would get there early and watch the pre-game warm ups. The long field goals made with nobody running at them was impressive. They did not perform the same during the games.
     
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    With the guys in the locker room. You know, equality and me 2 and sometimes three movement. :D
     
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    Did you guys see our kicker last week? Boom!

     
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    In NFL and NCAA a kicker has 1.3 seconds max to get the ball in the air from snap to kick otherwise it’s likely blocked . Everybody is all pro in warmups but it’s a different ballgame when the clock is ticking .
     
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    If she doesn't look like she does no one even gives a shit. And her running approach is useless in any football game including high school
     
  32. Flying_Lavey

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    There isn't anything keeping women from playing football in the NCAA expect performance and Division 1A football programs do not net the school any expenses. Instead they bring in millions for them and actually tend to help fund the womens sports that do not have nearly the revenue.
    I was a holder in high school on my team (only position I was actually good at and started at. Lol!), our kicker would routinely hit from 65 to 70 yards in practice. Actually hit a 60 yarder in full practice with a defensive rush and all. 55 yards with a long run up and no rush is pretty damn easy for anybody that can actually kick a football (which I know is a relatively small portion of the population).

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    The varsity kicker when I was in High School kicked 50 plus yard FG all the time he kicked a best of 56 yard FG in his senior year. Last year was the first time in 23 years that a kicker at Royal hit the 56 yard for the win and he had some leftover, he is a senior this year.
     
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    The NFL will eventually just be a bunch of girls & a circus act as they try to regain viewership. LOL

    I don't know many people that watch them anymore.
     
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    I think I recall you're a bit older than me but what year did you graduate? We played Royal in some passing league tournaments when I played at Burroughs.

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    95 we were division 3 at that time
     
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    I know right?
    In warm up they hit 60 yarders like it’s nothin
     
  38. Flying_Lavey

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    Ahh... I thought we were closer in age for some reason. I was '04. We were division 3 also but we had to be with Hart and Canyon and Saugus and all.

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    We're division 7 now, I was to small (graduated at 155lbs) our average O and D line weight was 295lbs now it's 230ish.
     
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    Just read an article on ESPN that apparently a couple NFL teams have contacted her about possibly playing for them. Apparently she is gonna see if she still has the power and accuracy with a 2 step approach and if so, may persue it for the 2020 season. Sounds like she'll be someone's marketing gimic and at 37 right now, will likely only be able to perform for a couple years at best.

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    They'll try her out and get some news time, then pass on her.

    From the video I don't see any thing special over hundreds of young "guys" with stronger legs and lots less fanfare......
     
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    They will probably try her out and let her kick in a few preseason games. If she actually makes a couple MAYBE keep her on as a back-up for PR.

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    She could kick for a High School maybe. She definitely would not make any D III college team.
     
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    That kick is impressive, but she ran up. Lloyd is tough. I’ve seen her play soccer throughout the years. I don’t think its a matter of tough enough. She might mentally be tougher than some of the kickers. But, once she gets leveled, it’s over. It won’t matter how mentally tough she is, it’ll be over. With her inexperience and slow response time, she has a far greater chance of a blocked kick or getting tackled more than other kickers.

    Remember Lynch during his 1st retirement. “getting hit over and over and over and over.... and over and over again.”
     
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    With me. :D

    Nope. Roster spots are far too valuable to keep a player for PR purposes. If any team brings her in for a tryout it's just to create a buzz.
     
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    It's not uncommon for teams to carry 2 kickers. Some have either a back-up or 1 field goal kicker and 1 kickoff kicker. So if she can hit a 45 to 50 yarder then yeah, I can see a team doing so

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    It’s actually extremely rare to keep a “backup” kicker . Teams can only have so many active players. The only teams in history that have ever kept a 2nd placekicker have done so temporarily replace somebody injured . Some teams have kept a kickoff man at times but again not long term . Teams will line up to have the first female attempt a kick but it will be in the preseason and as soon as the kick is made or missed she will be gone by August . The sad thing is her roster spot in camp will come at the expense of another free agent football player trying to get into the league .
     
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    The backup placekicker is the punter.
    The backup punter is the placekicker.


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    It's really not that uncommon. They may not carry 2 for an entire season but again, not uncommon. I can't remember who it was, (I wana say Janikowski?) but there was a high profile kicker last year that didn't kickoff, only did field goals.

    Place a 3rd string lineman on the practice squad to keep a huge PR move for a season.... Yeah, they will easily do that if she can perform at all.

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