Why are people down on Mahoney?

Discussion in 'Football' started by Clones85', Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    The kid is a pretty good kicker. Sure he had a horrible game against Mizzou but other than that he had a really solid season. It is hard to fault a kicker when he has to kick bombs all year.

    He made 7 kicks in a row at the beginning of the season and than he started missing but look at these kickers

    Utah - 53 yards

    OU - 45 yards
    50 yards

    Kan - 51 yards

    Neb -49 yards
    55 yards

    There aren't many kickers in college football that are going to make those kicks. In my opinion he only had one bad game this year as a Cyclone and that was this past weekend against Missouri, but does that make him a bad kicker? I don't think it does. If we go off that, that Leonard Johnson is a bad cornerback because he got torched against Iowa. Alexander Robinson is a bad back because he couldn't run against Colorado.

    I feel very comfortable with our kicking game going into next year
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    11,331
    471
    83
    He is under 50% for the years and that is really bad for a kicker.
     
  3. bawbie

    bawbie Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    27,382
    795
    113
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    He made 1 out of his 9 field goal attempts in the last 7 games. That's why.
     
  4. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    21,172
    699
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    THIS! First of all, the two he missed against Mizzou are kicks he SHOULD be making, and if he does, its a completely different game going down to the end. You get better as the season goes on, not worse...
     
  5. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    14,810
    455
    83
    Midwest
    Are you suggesting we should have punted or went for it on forth down? The way it turned out, the team would have been better with either option.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2006
    20,462
    1,307
    113
    Driftless Region
    He's been unbelievably awful down the stretch.

    Why wouldn't you be down on his play?
     
  7. Enginerd

    Enginerd Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    3,185
    167
    63
    A rebuilding program cannot afford an inconsistent kicker.
     
  8. BigDogCyclone

    BigDogCyclone Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    267
    13
    18
    Adult Ministry Director
    Westerville, OH

    :yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes::yes:


    :goofy:
     
  9. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    1 out of 9. Sure

    But 7 out of 9 of those were from 45 yards or further. Come on guys they weren't easy kicks
     
  10. Cyhart

    Cyhart Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2009
    3,132
    74
    48
    Des Moines
    This is the Big 12 son! Not the MAC. :wink:
     
  11. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    Kicks under 45 yards he is 7 for 10!

    He was 7 for 8 before his one bad game. That is good for a kicker!!

    You tell me when the last time we have had a kicker that was so good inside of 45 yards ever. Please tell me
     
  12. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    21,172
    699
    113
    Male
    MO/KS
    Paul Rhoads would not have put him out there if he didn't think he could make those kicks. Mahoney has proven in both practice and in warm-ups that he can kick long field goals.

    Fact of the matter is a majority of our team improved as the season went on, Mahoney did not. He had a problem focusing and mentally preparing for his in-game kicks down the stretch. I'm not sure I have ever seen Rhoads lay into a player quite like he did to Mahoney on Saturday after his second miss...
     
  13. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    Go play intramuals!

    Seriously though coach has faith in him thus the reason for him kicking long FG's but he is actually really good inside 45 if you look at his stats. I am not going to be critical of a college kicker missing from outside of 50. Heck NFL kickers who get paid to do it can't even kick 50 yarders at a clip of 50%. I think they are just under this year from that distance
     
  14. CRcyclone6

    CRcyclone6 Well-Known Member
    Bookie

    Dec 27, 2007
    8,563
    187
    63
    Male
    Recruiting
    Cedar Rapids

    I agree, they even said that during the Nebraska game. If he makes the short ones vs Missouri, this isn't even being talked about. But, the Missouri ones were brutal.
     
  15. RING4CY

    RING4CY Well-Known Member
    Bookie

    Mar 20, 2010
    8,003
    245
    63
    Photographer
    Ames, IA
    He was 3 for 5 from beyond 50 last year and only 1 for 5 from beyond 50 this year.
     
  16. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    As he should. He played awful against Missouri. But other than that game, he played good this season and his stats back it up. But if you want to rag on a kid for missing 50 yarders, I guess you can. I won't. I have seen to many ISU kickers who couldn't make anything inside 40 yards. Mahoney has and does
     
  17. Cyforce

    Cyforce Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2009
    3,012
    92
    48
    Des Moines
    go play intramural brother! :realmad:
     
  18. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2006
    40,851
    1,316
    113
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Are 45 yard FGs tough to make? Sure - but it's part of the job description, and if he can't make them anymore, it's time to make room for someone who can. Not only that, but it certainly didn't help his cause that he flat out shanked the short FG on Saturday.
     
  19. Clones85'

    Clones85' Just Win Baby

    Jan 31, 2007
    13,328
    648
    113
    Yep, one bad game. One bad game that is the last game and so Iowa State fans will go all off season talking about how bad Mahoney is.

    But the fact is that he came into the game 7 for 8 at FG's inside of 45 yards. Tell me that isn't a good season for a kicker
     
  20. Billups06

    Billups06 Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    499
    12
    18
    Adam Benike was pretty accurate inside 45 yards (as Yelk would kick the longer field goals) I'm trying to find his stats.
     

Share This Page