Bertolet sucks! (We have a Kicker crisis)

Discussion in 'New York Jets' started by Sid Youngelman, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. ConcordeChops

    ConcordeChops 2018 International Poster Award Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6,965
    Likes Received:
    5,362
    It’s $4.75 with a Ryan Quigley Titans throwback.
     
  2. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    15,228
    Likes Received:
    22,428
    Make that a conditional $1.99.
     
  3. forevercursed

    forevercursed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2015
    Messages:
    3,882
    Likes Received:
    3,178
    How do you even pronounce his first name?

    Care? Carey? Car-Rhee?
     
  4. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    15,228
    Likes Received:
    22,428
    Halfway in between Core and Co-reh.
     
  5. BakerMaker

    BakerMaker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Messages:
    7,351
    Likes Received:
    664
    This is a great low key pickup. As you saw yesterday, MIN punter Wile was cut for Colquitt for primarily upgrading place holding. Wile was lousy and it ended up seeing Dan Bailey have career low percentage wise last season, saw Daniel Carlson fizzle in Minnesota before finding success in Oakland and saw Vedvik go from a strong camp in Baltimore to not hitting anything in Minnesota. Laclan Edwards is a vast improvement in this department. The Vikings special teams has been a fail for years, I don't think it was all on Vedvik here for not doing well.
     
  6. LongIslandBlitz

    LongIslandBlitz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    13,325
    Likes Received:
    4,083
    We are gonna be a mess this year in this department...Its gonna be a hold your breath situatuion every time we go for a field goal
     
  7. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    35,782
    Likes Received:
    29,269
    I hope that you're right!!!!
     
  8. Mr mittens

    Mr mittens Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    201
    I like the pick up Vikings st suck for awhile. Plus we have a guy now who will kick it through the end zone like we had with Myers. Remember how everyone thought he was a scrub then by end of year was a pro bowler. Just let our st coach get him right, Vikings must have the worst st coach there is with kickers.
     
  9. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    36,913
    Likes Received:
    30,611
    The one constant throughout this self inflicted clusterfuck has been the holder. Could the problem be there?? Hard to believe EVERY KICKER we bring in sucks..Not to say its impossible though..
     
  10. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    35,782
    Likes Received:
    29,269
    The holder is Edwards. When Catanzaro missed those kicks in preseason it was Darr holding, not Edwards. When Edwards held, Catanzaro made his kick(s). I think the same thing goes for Bertolet.
     
    Mr mittens likes this.
  11. BroadwayAaron

    BroadwayAaron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    15,751
    Likes Received:
    20,758
    I'd argue the opposite. Meyers was average throughout his career, comes to the Jets and ends up in the Pro Bowl. This preseason when Matt Darr was holding, everyone stunk. Edwards might be our ace in the hole!
     
  12. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    36,913
    Likes Received:
    30,611
    i take it Darr isn't holding for us anymore?
     
  13. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    35,782
    Likes Received:
    29,269
    You take it correctly. He was waived on cutdown day or maybe even a day or two before. Edwards will be holding.

    I understand why teams don't do it any more, but I liked it better when 3rd string or backup QBs were the holders. It increased the possibility of a fake FG and I think may have slowed down the rush some. I love fakes on FGs and trick plays in general. I think they make the game more fun and exciting for the players and the fans.
     
    nycarl and Cman68 like this.
  14. Cman68

    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    36,913
    Likes Received:
    30,611
    Seems to me that everyone is saying Darr was the problem.. Bertolet had a mediocre leg and Cant just couldnt get the job done.
     
  15. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2003
    Messages:
    26,245
    Likes Received:
    27,091
    punters hold because QBs have to practice QB-ing. Punters are off to the side of the practice field with the kickers anyway the whole time, so they teach them to hold
     
  16. GQMartin

    GQMartin Go 'Cuse

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    12,485
    Likes Received:
    5,064
    Tin foil hat theory here:

    My guess is because Lachlan is tall and lanky, he can receive the football sooner thus getting it down sooner -- which affords him more time to spare to get the ball situated correctly.
     
  17. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    35,782
    Likes Received:
    29,269
    Yes, I know. That, along with the new CBA, less practice time, having fewer QBs on rosters, and worry about QBs being injured all led to punters holding rather than QBs. Still, I wish QBs would still hold. It adds another element to the game. One certainly wouldn't want one's starting QB to hold on kicks, but teams could use their backup QB(s). Third string QBs rarely play, but the problem is they're now rarely activated or are on the PS, and that's even if a team has a 3rd QB.

    I never have liked the idea that one can have 53 players on the roster but only 49 (or whatever it is) can be activated for the game. IMO if a player is on the team (53 man roster and PS), he should be able to play in a game if needed.
     
    #137 NCJetsfan, Sep 3, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2019
    Footballgod214 likes this.
  18. K'OB

    K'OB 2021 TGG Fantasy Football Champ

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Messages:
    12,518
    Likes Received:
    11,420
    As long as he can kick it between the posts as well as kicking it long off kick offs.
     
  19. LogeSection2RowJ

    LogeSection2RowJ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,416
    Likes Received:
    2,349
    For some reason I think this is going to work out very well in the long run, and we'll will look back at the Vedvik acquisition as one of Joe Douglass's great moves. He certainly has a lot of talent and ability. Hopefully the accuracy comes along quickly. The potential is there. I'm going to be patient.
     
    NCJetsfan likes this.
  20. jilozzo

    jilozzo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    8,263
    Likes Received:
    2,668
    ok who is betting me we lose on a missed FG sunday. LOL
     
    K'OB likes this.

Share This Page