- Apr 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- Greensboro, NC
I think that undermine's the 'cut him' argument. Those are guys we gave up on because they struggled for a stretch - but long-term both have been successful kickers for other teams. I agreed they need to challenge Hopkins by bringing in another kicker (and should've done that a couple games back).Praiter kicks it 59 yards and I was confident he was going to make it.
outside of 40 and I can't watch Hopkins line up. Just no faith in the guy to do it.
Kai Forbath is still kicking, Graham Gano is still kicking.
Hopkins had an unbelievable rookie season, but has been less consistent every season since. His job should be in jeopardy at some point. I would rather, if they do move on from him - it's because of his overall body of work and the feeling we can get better production from a different kicker, vs. it being because he's had a rough patch (because every kicker is going to have those - it's inevitable).
The larger problem is that we're always relying on our kicker to be perfect to win a game.