Forbath came out and hit his first fg fm 49 yds that cundiff would not have had a chance on. It made the score 9-3 and gave us momentum. He did have some touchbacks.....but not because the ball went out of the end zone on the fly. The vikings kicker, by contrast, hit every kickoff out of the rear of the end zone. Harvin had a couple of nice runbacks from the end zone....the kicks fro forbath were not short, but not out of the end zone either. Later, it looked like forbath was told to kick to one side of the end zone or the other kind of like gano used to do.
Only one game, but forbath may be a keeper.
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That 50 yarder he made was big, even if it was early. If he misses it the Vikes are up 9 with great field position.
He had a few short kickoffs though.
Even I didn't realize the effect these field goals can have on the team as a whole. You can't deny the difference in momentum from last weeks short miss and this weeks long make.
I hope we found a keeper.
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Maybe with a little technique he can start getting it through the end zone on a regular basis? Odd that he can 3 step a 50+ yarder, but can't nail touchbacks, when Cundiff was the exact opposite.. (Im not sure Smith is the man to teach him anything though, but hopefully he'll get better..) He nailed a couple, so it's possible.. Hell, if teams does their job you can usually get em' behind the 20 anyway.. Still playin with fire though, especially with our outstanding teams/coach.. :P
He's just gotta get them a little higher and a couple yards farther back. With our coverage team, a good kick 5 yards into the EZ should hold teams to the 20 or thereabouts.
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Given that he did not kick off in college, I thought he did a good job on all fronts yesterday.