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4 minutes ago, PrplChilPill said:

So if your manager starts publicly calling you out, that won't effect your performance? That's your argument? 

It's been 5 months since I wrote that comment, so I'm not sure of the actual context of the argument I was making, but it shouldn't. He's a professional kicker.  I often expect that by the time he's publicly calling him out, he's privately had discussions with him multiple times.   Kickers get criticized all the time, even by the time they reach the NFL, so they should be able to learn how to handle it.      

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20 minutes ago, swede700 said:

It's been 5 months since I wrote that comment, so I'm not sure of the actual context of the argument I was making, but it shouldn't. He's a professional kicker.  I often expect that by the time he's publicly calling him out, he's privately had discussions with him multiple times.   Kickers get criticized all the time, even by the time they reach the NFL, so they should be able to learn how to handle it.      

He's a human, not a robot. I doubt we'll agree on this. And, sorry for dredging it up, apparently that was the last time I read this thread....

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31 minutes ago, PrplChilPill said:

He's a human, not a robot. I doubt we'll agree on this. And, sorry for dredging it up, apparently that was the last time I read this thread....

Not a problem, sometimes it's a good idea to revisit something because what I might have said might be considered silly  :)

While I do agree that he's human and not a robot, it wasn't just a one-time incident.  Daniel Carlson wasn't cut because he missed those 3 kicks...he was cut after those 3 kicks after having been shaky ever since he had "won" the job.  It wasn't like those missed kicks were just the first incident.  Blair Walsh wasn't cut after missing the kick in the playoffs.  Zimmer showed tremendous patience with him after that...he stuck with Walsh long after he was continuing to struggle the next season. 

The public criticism of them wasn't levied until they made it impossible for him to hold it back.  The public criticism was a result of their own continued inadequacies, not the other way around.  

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