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UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:20 pm
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  • He's on the Eddie Lacy diet, there were better options, we have to see the asking price of course. He has a back issue last I heard, not a good thing for a guy that twists his body every kick.
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  • I'd not be overly upset with a vet minimum deal, but I'm hoping they are just testing the waters and doing their due diligence. I really think we should be able to find a good young kicker during the off season. There's plenty of time to bring in as many as possible and sign a few to compete in the mini camps.
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  • He missed all of last season with a back issue and missed 6 FGs and a couple of extra points in 2016, the last time he played.

    I don't think I'd hate it if we signed him, but I don't think I'd feel very good about it either. We'd probably be looking for a kicker again in the near future as well because he's 40 years old and now has a recent history of a back issue that kept him out an entire season.

    Gotta be better options I would think.
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  • Yeah, this is a waste of time. He's done. No harm in window shopping though I suppose.
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  • He had a great career, but he's done. Hopefully just a "kick the tires" visit like many of the other vets this offseason.
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  • Whooooo. This is our big name free agent signing this year boys!
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  • Even with a bad back, he's an upgrade over Walsh. Should they decide to sign him it would be a step in the right direction.
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  • I'd be absolutely fine with him, a rookie and the other guy we've got in camp. Get some competition going at the position this summer.

    As long as the guarantees are low, of course. Give him $200K guaranteed and it's a win/win for both sides.

    Wish I was earning $200K this summer!

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  • Chapow wrote:He missed all of last season with a back issue and missed 6 FGs and a couple of extra points in 2016, the last time he played.

    I don't think I'd hate it if we signed him, but I don't think I'd feel very good about it either. We'd probably be looking for a kicker again in the near future as well because he's 40 years old and now has a recent history of a back issue that kept him out an entire season.

    Gotta be better options I would think.


    He missed six FGs in 2016 . . . but that was out of 35 attempts. Janikowski was 28/29 from inside of 50 yards. Five of his misses were from 50+ yards.

    He is the consummate professional. The biggest question mark for him would be passing the physical.
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  • Not good. Unfortunately we will probably need a kicker that can tackle.
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  • RedAlice wrote:I like your new avi, OP.


    If you're talking about me, thanks :2thumbs:

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    RedAlice wrote:I like your new avi, OP.


    If you're talking about me, thanks :2thumbs:

    I thought I was being clever with my username but this is the first time It's backfired on me as I'm not 100% sure you were talking to me and not Blitzer88!


    Haha, oh right!! Yes, I meant you.

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  • RedAlice wrote:
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    RedAlice wrote:I like your new avi, OP.


    If you're talking about me, thanks :2thumbs:

    I thought I was being clever with my username but this is the first time It's backfired on me as I'm not 100% sure you were talking to me and not Blitzer88!


    Haha, oh right!! Yes, I meant you.

    I also member when I asked which .net member you were with this name on a different team's board, cuz I thought you were just being funny with the name over there. :irishdrinkers:


    Haha yeah I remember, nope I keep the same forum name on all the other teams boards :)
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  • hawknation2018 wrote:
    Chapow wrote:He missed all of last season with a back issue and missed 6 FGs and a couple of extra points in 2016, the last time he played.

    I don't think I'd hate it if we signed him, but I don't think I'd feel very good about it either. We'd probably be looking for a kicker again in the near future as well because he's 40 years old and now has a recent history of a back issue that kept him out an entire season.

    Gotta be better options I would think.


    He missed six FGs in 2016 . . . but that was out of 35 attempts. Janikowski was 28/29 from inside of 50 yards. Five of his misses were from 50+ yards.

    He is the consummate professional. The biggest question mark for him would be passing the physical.


    Seeing as how he's 40 years old and just missed an entire season with a back issue, that's a pretty big question mark IMO.

    Sometimes you need your kicker to make a 53 yard FG. Most NFL kickers have at least a reasonable shot at hitting those. Sounds like Janikowski doesn't really anymore.

    Like I said, gotta be better options. Especially if we don't want to be right back in this same position of needing to find a kicker next off season or the one after that.
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    Chapow wrote:He missed all of last season with a back issue and missed 6 FGs and a couple of extra points in 2016, the last time he played.

    I don't think I'd hate it if we signed him, but I don't think I'd feel very good about it either. We'd probably be looking for a kicker again in the near future as well because he's 40 years old and now has a recent history of a back issue that kept him out an entire season.

    Gotta be better options I would think.


    He missed six FGs in 2016 . . . but that was out of 35 attempts. Janikowski was 28/29 from inside of 50 yards. Five of his misses were from 50+ yards.

    He is the consummate professional. The biggest question mark for him would be passing the physical.


    Seeing as how he's 40 years old and just missed an entire season with a back issue, that's a pretty big question mark IMO.

    Sometimes you need your kicker to make a 53 yard FG. Most NFL kickers have at least a reasonable shot at hitting those. Sounds like Janikowski doesn't really anymore.

    Like I said, gotta be better options. Especially if we don't want to be right back in this same position of needing to find a kicker next off season or the one after that.


    3/8 from 50+ yards is about average for an NFL kicker.

    18 teams made three or fewer FGs of 50+ yards last season. 12 teams had two or fewer. Walsh was 0/1 from 50+ yards.
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  • hawkfan68 wrote:Even with a bad back, he's an upgrade over Walsh. Should they decide to sign him it would be a step in the right direction.



    Even with no back, he’s an upgrade over Walsh.
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  • I wish we just resigned Hauschka so we wouldn’t be in this position.

    It could be a solid signing, bring him in and some competition and it could be a win/win.
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  • Decimation wrote:I wish we just resigned Hauschka so we wouldn’t be in this position.

    It could be a solid signing, bring him in and some competition and it could be a win/win.


    So do I but we weren't saying that, his last season here wasn't great by any means. Missed 4 FG's and 6 XP's.

    I think it's a case that the change of scenery did him good.

    I really want a 3 way battle in camp at kicker. With the position being so much about the mental aspect, having one guy win a battle between 3 is going to do wonders for his confidence.

    Have one guy in camp who knows the job is his? He's got too much time to overthink and worry about messing up once it really matters.
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  • People conveniently forget that Haush was pretty bad the year before. Signing Walsh was incredibly stupid, we all know that. But it's not like Haush was living up to his "money" name his last season here.
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  • Maelstrom787 wrote:I'm still on the Travis Coons bandwagon. He's local and I think he's gotten a bad rap thus far in the league. He deserves a shot.


    Is that the chap that keeps posting the video of him kicking a 50 yarder and tagging the Seahawks on Twitter?
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  • Janikowski signed

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  • Blitzer88 wrote:Janikowski signed



    I hope there's not a lot of guaranteed money in that. I want to see them bring in some serious competition. If this is what their plan is for our kicking team, I'd be thoroughly disappointed. If he can beat some serious competition and earn the spot, then great, but I hope they just don't give him the job.
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  • Morris is there to help teach the offense I get that, Janikowski , that has me scratching my head, he may sign for the minimum but I doubt it, with his past injuries and now age I really hope there is little to no guaranteed money and that they bring in a couple UDFA's as well.
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  • Morris and now Janikowski? Wow. Just when I thought this week couldn't get any better. The dynasty is back on.
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  • I just came here to see the freaking out and negative comments :2thumbs:
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:59 pm
  • SEA-BASS!

    I'm pumped about this signing. Hopefully he's healed up. He's a great addition to the competition at kicker.
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  • SoulfishHawk wrote:I just came here to see the freaking out and negative comments :2thumbs:

    Or the convert him to OL jokes!
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:02 pm
  • No doubt, that's a large dude
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:38 pm
  • I heard Cable was trying to keep him in Oakland to play LG. :sarcasm_off:
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:45 pm
  • I've very excited about this, as he is one of my all-time favorites. I hope he wins the job.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:50 pm
  • No too many first round kickers. I'm sure we could do worse. I'm fine with this.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:52 pm
  • Hearing it's a one-year deal, so we hopefully didn't invest enough in to keep us from having a true competition in camp.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm
  • He's old, but not Adam Vinatieri old. Let's hope he stays healthy throughout the year. At least we are moving on from Walsh. Thank the heavens!
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:14 pm
  • We can actually try 50+ field goals with him. Couldn’t do that with Walsh. Feel like it’s an upgrade overall.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:43 pm
  • We have always had great running backs.

    Kickers? Not so much. Hope he still has the distance.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:51 pm
  • Is 40 even old for a kicker? He's younger than Brady, I think. Same age at least. But hey, another reason to come on here and bitch and moan, so............... :2thumbs:
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:08 pm
  • Who cares if he is old...His head isn't damaged beyond repair like Walsh. He's a true veteran that wont be shaken after a miss or two.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:35 pm
  • I would have him in a Fantasy league this year, I would say he is top 5 right off the gitgo.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:54 pm
  • He is up there in age, but so what?

    I only care if he can kick a FG without choking. My bet is he can do just that, and not miss from within 50 yards. If he can hit a few from more than 50 we have a winner!
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:47 pm
  • Good signing. Worth a shot!
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:17 pm
  • Sea....Bass!

    Happy with this. Very solid.
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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:14 pm
  • Interesting signing.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

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Re: UPDATE: Sebastian Janikowski signed
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:32 pm
  • That is one term for it.

    Another would be: stupid
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