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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Mahoney’s situation is especially frustrating because he’s been a good kicker in the past for Iowa State. Mahoney made 17 field goals as a freshman and 13 as a sophomore. Heck, he buried a 54-yarder vs. Iowa on Sept. 10. Physically, he can do the job.
    Yup. At this level, most kickers have the physical ability to be a Division-I kicker, (and I believe Mahoney does.) At this point, 90% of the kicking game is half mental.

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    It hasn’t so far, but if Iowa State’s kicking game doesn’t improve, this aspect of football could start costing the Cyclones games.
    It's not a matter of if but when. Bad special teams will cost a team game(s) at some point in the season. I fear it will happen sometime in the next 2 games.




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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    I just wish we would live and die with one kicker. Kicking is hard enough let alone looking over your shoulder the whole time. Pick one and tell him he's the man and let him build confidence.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    I hope Cole Netten can fill the void next year!!



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Yup. At this level, most kickers have the physical ability to be a Division-I kicker, (and I believe Mahoney does.) At this point, 90% of the kicking game is half mental.


    It's not a matter of if but when. Bad special teams will cost a team game(s) at some point in the season. I fear it will happen sometime in the next 2 games.
    90% is half?




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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Yup. At this level, most kickers have the physical ability to be a Division-I kicker, (and I believe Mahoney does.) At this point, 90% of the kicking game is half mental.
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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man"

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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    We're lacking consistency. I get the golf metaphor, but golfers dont get to split time between driving and chipping. Not sure if we've ever established what a chip and what a drive is. We saw Guyer warming up and head out for the 42 against Iowa, only to be pulled back for Mahoney. IMO thats a difficult situation when there is only one kicking net on the sidelines. When does one stop warming up so the other can start? Not saying this would be a fix, but its something I've pondered.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Guyer seems to always kick it straight, even if the ball is not in the middle of the field. Hopefully the next guy in is a huge improvement.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    It seems like Grant has also lost some of his "umpf" on his kickoffs as well. I agree with what others have said that a lot is mental...and it is technique as well as Rhoads pointed out. But, like all positions, the mental side is part of the game like the physical side. I know they have access to both technique and a sports psychologist.....I just hope we can get something consistent...I'll take a miss from 45 and beyond now and then....but these chip shots need to go in.

    As others have said, I would rather take my chances on 4th and 3 or 4...but that certainly doesn't help the kickers psyche.



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Does Iowa State have a dedicated kicking coach? Do many D-1 programs have a kicking coach?
    I seem to recall hearing Ankeny High has a kicking coach. Can we hire him on as a consultant? I'm curious how much true coaching our kickers get.


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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    90% is half?

    Never heard of Yogi Berra?



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by RING4CY View Post
    Yup. At this level, most kickers have the physical ability to be a Division-I kicker, (and I believe Mahoney does.) At this point, 90% of the kicking game is half mental.


    It's not a matter of if but when. Bad special teams will cost a team game(s) at some point in the season. I fear it will happen sometime in the next 2 games.

    90% of kicking game is half mental?



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    Re: Williams Blog: Kicking woes continue

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedcyclone View Post
    90% of kicking game is half mental?

    Really?



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