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5 hours ago, vike daddy said:

huh? whut?

Sherels was good fir very little than a reliable catch on punts lately. we should strive for more production than that.

Yes, he was a limited player, but he was extremely good at his role. Not everyone is a jack of all trades type of players.

Chad Beebe and Mike Hughes have muffed a total of 6 punts so far. We haven't made a move to replace them at the position.

For what its worth, I think we value ST just as much as we used to. It was apparent that Vedvik and Wile weren't cutting it.

I am just frustrated with the results we've got from punt return team...I guess.

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Field goal kicking across the NFL in 2019 has been far less consistent than any time in recent memory.

Kicking has become remarkably consistent in the NFL. In each of the last five seasons, the conversion rate for field goals has fallen between 84 and 85 percent league wide. But through 11 weeks this season, the NFL is seeing its worst kicking output in 16 years.

According to Teresa Walker of the Associated Press, kickers this season have converted just 79.7 percent of field goal tries. Via Pro Football Reference, 40 kickers have combined to convert 496 of 622 attempted field goals so far this year. The last time the league failed to achieve an 80 percent conversion rate for field goals was in 2003 when just 79.2 percent of field goals were successful.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/11/20/field-goal-percentage-across-nfl-worst-its-been-since-2003/

 

Bailey is currently 15 for 17 on FG's, a 88.2% rate.

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Vikings kicker Dan Bailey was fantastic through the regular season, making 27-of-29 (93.1 percent) of his field goal attempts. His only two misses came at Green Bay and at Detroit in Weeks 2 and 7, respectively. Minnesota is fourth-best in field goal rate behind Jacksonville (97.1), Baltimore (96.6) and Pittsburgh (93.6).

https://www.vikings.com/news/vikings-saints-numbers-note-wild-card-game-mike-zimmer-100th-game-min

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6 minutes ago, vike daddy said:

Vikings kicker Dan Bailey was fantastic through the regular season, making 27-of-29 (93.1 percent) of his field goal attempts. His only two misses came at Green Bay and at Detroit in Weeks 2 and 7, respectively. Minnesota is fourth-best in field goal rate behind Jacksonville (97.1), Baltimore (96.6) and Pittsburgh (93.6).

https://www.vikings.com/news/vikings-saints-numbers-note-wild-card-game-mike-zimmer-100th-game-min

It sure seems like he missed more than that but it was probably just the nerves Everytime we lined up for a kick. And he had a few missed extra points

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2 minutes ago, vikesfan89 said:

he had a few missed extra points

40 for 44.

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The Vikings signed punter Britton Colquitt right before the 2020 season after he was released by the Browns. It turned out to be the right move.

The 34-year-old veteran averaged 45.2 yards per punt and the folks over at Pro Football Focus graded Colquitt as the third-best punter in the entire NFL. Colquitt’s contract is expired and he’ll be a free agent in 2020, but it makes all the sense in the world for the Vikings to bring him back, along with kicker Dan Bailey.

The team’s cap situation is tight, but both Colquitt and Bailey should be affordable enough for the team to bring them back.

https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2020/01/26/vikings-should-bring-p-britton-colquitt-back-in-2020/

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