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Marcellus
07-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Considering Herm's love of the 3 point play, Barth vs Novak could be the most important battle in training camp.

Kickers get off to inauspicious start
Chiefs kickers Nick Novak and Connor Barth each made a sour first impression during Saturday afternoon's field goal drills, missing each of their first attempts.

Both tries were from 38 yards. Novak's kick bounced off the right upright, and Barth's attempt was wide left.

They did, however, each make their next three field goal tries, converting kicks from as long as 42 yards.

The Chiefs are hoping they can avoid last year's kicking debacle, when they drafted Justin Medlock in the fifth round last year and traded Lawrence Tynes, who went on to kick the first and last points in the New York Giants' Super Bowl win. Medlock, of course, was waived after Week 1, thus starting a piecemeal kicking game that ended with the Chiefs making 70 percent of their field goals, 30th in the 32-team NFL.

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Mecca
07-26-2008, 08:37 PM
I'd much rather Barth win the job...

SNR
07-26-2008, 08:38 PM
I never did understand why we cut Medlock. We should have just eaten his mistakes and hoped for improvement.

I guess we were still in "win now" mode though at the beginning of last season.

JuicesFlowing
07-26-2008, 10:58 PM
Our lack of a solid FG kicker does worry me a bit ...

KCrockaholic
07-26-2008, 11:12 PM
I'd much rather Barth win the job...

I agree, i like Barth.

blueballs
07-27-2008, 12:00 AM
and back up long snapper

chiefs1111
07-27-2008, 12:14 AM
I am more concerned about who's going to replace Kris Wilson as our new "secret Weapon"

blueballs
07-27-2008, 12:20 AM
The Eagles don't keep players past 30
in bigfoot years he will be cut by columbus day

JuicesFlowing
07-27-2008, 01:36 AM
Prediction: The Chiefs will lose one game this year on a missed field goal attempt.

Der Flöprer
07-27-2008, 01:38 AM
I'd much rather Barth win the job...

I also.

Der Flöprer
07-27-2008, 01:39 AM
I am more concerned about who's going to replace Kris Wilson as our new "secret Weapon"

Michael Merritt. He's such a secret weapon he hasn't even signed yet. The injury is a farce!!!!11!!!!

alanm
07-27-2008, 01:48 AM
I never did understand why we cut Medlock. We should have just eaten his mistakes and hoped for improvement.

I guess we were still in "win now" mode though at the beginning of last season.
Last I heard about Medlock was that he was cut from St Louis this spring. Guess he still sucks.

JuicesFlowing
07-27-2008, 01:57 AM
Last I heard about Medlock was that he was cut from St Louis this spring. Guess he still sucks.

That guy will never regain his confidence ...

MadMax
07-27-2008, 02:12 AM
If a fg kicker means 2-3 extra wins this year I hope ours sucks till next year :)

Ari Chi3fs
07-27-2008, 02:16 AM
Medlock attended UCLA where he set a UCLA career record with six 50 yard field goals, and was a four year letterman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letterman). Overall, he attempted 88 field goals and made 70 of them. He kicked 147 of 148 PATs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extra_point).

JuicesFlowing
07-27-2008, 02:25 AM
If a fg kicker means 2-3 extra wins this year I hope ours sucks till next year :)

No that's okay, we'll take as many extra wins as we can get this year too. These young guys need to know what winning feels like.

MadMax
07-27-2008, 02:43 AM
I'm just looking for the younger guys to improve and us be competitive in all our games..That will be a succesful season to me for the 1st time in too many futile years of mediocrity.High draft picks next year will sure help IMHO to build a team for the 1st time since Moses parted the Red Sea