10/12/2012 11:27 AM
My kicker has missed 3 extra points in the past game and a half.  Is this just a matter of him sucking or is there something I'm missing?

http://www.whatifsports.com/gd/PlayerProfile/Ratings.aspx?pid=7363001
10/12/2012 12:02 PM
His TECH is not very good.   I always recruit someone who starts with over 40 for TECH.

He is gonna miss a few, so I would not get overly concerned, but you should be able to recruit a better kicker than that guy.
10/13/2012 1:00 PM
for kickers and punters technique is big for efficiency. though sometimes you can get a sim AI guy who just plays lights out regardless, i always would rather have the dude with higher tech and sacrifice a bit of strength.
you can always dial back the distance on FG attempts if needed while he grows the strength.
10/13/2012 4:57 PM
agreed.  
K tech>str>gi     nothing else matters
P str>tech>gi      nothing else matters,  have never seen a punter fumble
10/13/2012 5:19 PM
thanks, i appreciate the help
10/13/2012 5:52 PM
Posted by waykbordr on 10/13/2012 4:57:00 PM (view original):
agreed.  
K tech>str>gi     nothing else matters
P str>tech>gi      nothing else matters,  have never seen a punter fumble
if i see a punter fumble i'm blaming you 
10/14/2012 12:10 AM
Posted by mrfortune3 on 10/13/2012 5:52:00 PM (view original):
Posted by waykbordr on 10/13/2012 4:57:00 PM (view original):
agreed.  
K tech>str>gi     nothing else matters
P str>tech>gi      nothing else matters,  have never seen a punter fumble
if i see a punter fumble i'm blaming you 
fortune if it happens to you I promise to buy you a season :-) then I'll let u post weird pictures and make fun of me 
10/14/2012 7:20 PM
Posted by all2matt on 10/14/2012 12:10:00 AM (view original):
Posted by mrfortune3 on 10/13/2012 5:52:00 PM (view original):
Posted by waykbordr on 10/13/2012 4:57:00 PM (view original):
agreed.  
K tech>str>gi     nothing else matters
P str>tech>gi      nothing else matters,  have never seen a punter fumble
if i see a punter fumble i'm blaming you 
fortune if it happens to you I promise to buy you a season :-) then I'll let u post weird pictures and make fun of me 
hey, it could happen 
10/16/2012 9:07 AM (edited)
I personally believe that, at the higher levels, kicker ratings are irrelevant - it only matters that you have a kicker or punter in the slot. I've had walkons at Northwestern in Heisman for the last five seasons, and not very good walkons at that - and yet the kicking results are surprisingly good.

  Year Pos A SPD D WE ST STR BLK TKL H GI E T Tot
Michael Lacey Fr. K 62 57 36 36 59 44 35 21 22 56 75 66 569
                               
Special Teams   GP XPA XPM XP% FGA FGM FG%              
NW3   14 42 42 100.0% 27 20 74.1%              
NW4   14 60 60 100.0% 23 16 69.6%              
NW5   14 46 46 100.0% 31 27 87.1%              
NW6   14 59 58 98.3% 17 13 76.5%              
                               
                               
Name Year Pos A SPD D WE ST STR BLK TKL H GI E T Tot
Joseph McGee Fr. K 50 82 47 33 48 39 25 24 90 56 53 59 606
                               
Special Teams   GP XPA XPM XP% FGA FGM FG%              
NW7   13 52 52 100.0% 27 22 81.5%              

The first walkon made 198 straight PATs before missing and made 78% of his FGs up to 52 yards, and the current walkon (with Str/T of 39/59) made two 45+ yard FGs to win games in his freshman season. At lower levels, it is not the same, but at DIA ratings don't matter.

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