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8 hours ago, Buc Ball said:

It wouldn’t surprise me if he was done with football after this offseason if he doesn’t get picked up and somehow win a kicking job.

Drafting him where we did was a classic overreaction to kicking game issues that didn’t get properly fixed until we signed Succop last year. At the time it was sold that he’d be automatic on FGs under 50 and could consistently land high hang time kick offs inside the 5, so he’d be a weapon on STs. We never attempted a so called “mortar kick” and we all know about his issues with FGs.

Overall, he seems like a good guy, but he just wasn’t able to cope with the pressure of his job in the pros. Being drafted as high as he was only made that exponentially worse.

Frankly, y'all might have given up on Matt Gay too quickly. We'll see how he does in Year 2 with the Rams, but he went 18/20 on FGs and 20/20 on PATs after signing (counting the playoffs).

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38 minutes ago, jrry32 said:

Frankly, y'all might have given up on Matt Gay too quickly. We'll see how he does in Year 2 with the Rams, but he went 18/20 on FGs and 20/20 on PATs after signing (counting the playoffs).

Yeah, I think we probably did, but some of his games in 2019 warranted bringing in competition last summer.

In week 3, he missed from inside 40 on the last play of the game (we were down by 1) and against Atlanta in week 17 he was 0/3 (all from inside 50) in what turned into an overtime loss.

Some of those performances really affected play calling etc towards the end of that season because we didn’t trust that not picking up the first would result in 3 points. It also meant Winston felt pressure to make plays on third and long and if you put a little bit of pressure on him, you’re never far from a terrible decision. You can literally feel when a turnover is about to happen with him.

It worked out well for us bringing in Succop and for the first time in about ten years, I wasn’t worried about the kicking game. Matt Gay just needed more time to settle it seems, but he was never going to get that time in Tampa after our recent history with kickers.

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