Long Field Goals

Submitted by NeilGoBlue on October 8th, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Sometime in the past, Hoke said that Wile would handle the long field goals.  Why is Gibbons kicking the long ones?  Wile can't be any worse. Right?

Comments

maizenbluedevil

October 9th, 2011 at 1:04 AM ^

But down the stretch in the B10 season (next week even) there's a good chance we won't win every game by 21 (or 18) and a field goal or 2 could make the difference, so it's disconcerting we still haven't gotten this situation handled.

If Gibbons can't kick it high enough on longer field goals, he obviously just doesn't have the range for them.  Wile needs to be given a shot on the longer ones and get some in-game reps so he's not stuck trying his first long field goal in a high pressure situation.

GRBluefan

October 8th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

To figure a 47 yard field goal for us is at best a 25% shot. On the other hand you have 4th and 3, which is like a 75% chance, given our offense. So why not go for it!
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<br>Not that I really care right now. We did score 42 despite 3 TOs.

macdaddy

October 9th, 2011 at 12:04 AM ^

kinda weird that Gibbons really hasn't gotten any better on FGs (other than those from PAT-ish range)? All I hear is how awesome he is in practice. What happens on game day? It's gonna cost a game eventually.

macdaddy

October 9th, 2011 at 12:05 AM ^

kinda weird that Gibbons really hasn't gotten any better on FGs (other than those from PAT-ish range)? All I hear is how awesome he is in practice. What happens on game day? It's gonna cost a game eventually.

EDIT - posting fail