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Direckshun
08-19-2009, 01:27 AM
I know next to nothing about Canadian Football.

Can somebody tell me if this is impressive?

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2009/8/18/993418/justin-medlock-update

Justin Medlock Update

by saskwatch on Aug 18, 2009 10:25 AM CDT 28 comments, 28 new

I don't know if anyone cares, but Herm and Carl's kicker from last year is now kicking in the CFL with the Toronto Argonauts. On Friday, Medlock went 7 for 7 with 3 kicks over 50 yards in a 36-28 loss to the BC Lions. Through 7 games Justin Medlock is 18/19 (94.7 %) and has not missed a field goal inside 50 yards.

Kickers quite often bounce around before figuring it out, and I won't be suprised to see Medlock in the NFL again in the future.

tk13
08-19-2009, 01:32 AM
With the current exchange rate, that only comes out to 85.5% in American footballs.

POND_OF_RED
08-19-2009, 01:46 AM
22 points as a kicker? Herm would have been irate with this arena league bullshit

Thig Lyfe
08-19-2009, 02:58 AM
SIGN 'EM SCOTT!

CoMoChief
08-19-2009, 03:01 AM
Still pissed we didn't take Crosby.

ChiefGator
08-19-2009, 04:05 AM
It would be impressive, but a Canadian yard is just 18 inches. So, most his kicks were from 24 American yards out. But the goal post in Canadian football is also at the 10 yard line, so these were just 14 American yard kicks.

jaa1025
08-19-2009, 06:01 AM
The Chiefs coaching staff tried to change his kicking style completely which really hurt him obviously. I wouldn't doubt if the Canadians are letting him kick however he wants.

TEX
08-19-2009, 07:52 AM
Still pissed we didn't take Crosby.

This.

alpha_omega
08-19-2009, 07:55 AM
And he punts too!

Rooster
08-19-2009, 08:00 AM
22 points as a kicker? Herm would have been irate with this arena league bullshit

ROFLROFL

Rain Man
08-19-2009, 09:28 AM
It would be impressive, but a Canadian yard is just 18 inches. So, most his kicks were from 24 American yards out. But the goal post in Canadian football is also at the 10 yard line, so these were just 14 American yard kicks.


Yeah, it's a common misperception due to a geographical quirk. They only look the same size because Canadian fields are often shown on TV without using Mercator projections.

DaWolf
08-19-2009, 09:47 AM
Look, to draft a kicker and cut him after one game is ridiculous. Young kickers take time to develop into consistent guys, and if you draft someone, you have to realize that. Herm Edwards has no clue as to how to develop a football player.

It's good to see the kid bouncing back. Here's to a successful stint here by Ryan Succop...

Count Zarth
08-19-2009, 10:02 AM
http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2009/0427/nfl_a_cpetersonts_600.jpg

bsp4444
08-19-2009, 10:03 AM
Wasn't there a thread just a week or so ago where he missed a relatively easy FG to win the game? We won't miss him.

CanadianChief
08-19-2009, 10:34 AM
It would be impressive, but a Canadian yard is just 18 inches. So, most his kicks were from 24 American yards out. But the goal post in Canadian football is also at the 10 yard line, so these were just 14 American yard kicks.

Most of his kicks have been in the 30-40 yard range. I watched a couple of the Argo games and sadly he looked impressive. They mark off the field goal from the holder of the snap to the goal posts so they are indeed 30-40 yard field goals.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
08-19-2009, 10:53 AM
I watched the Allouetes vs. Argos game waiting for the Hall of Fame ceremonies and Medlock missed a 28 yarder, so whoever reported that he's perfect inside 50 yards is a tad "mistaken"

RJ
08-19-2009, 11:06 AM
Medlock is kicking longer, straighter and higher....and it's all thanks to the Canadian health care system.

CanadianChief
08-19-2009, 11:56 AM
Medlock is kicking longer, straighter and higher....and it's all thanks to the Canadian health care system.

indeed