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 Post subject: jay feely: joker, choker, midnight toker
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:21 pm 
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i kinda wondered if the falcs just shouldn't have kept him. he was consistent in domes, though he showed signs of choking and plus the $. but that peformance against seattle was absurd. moments before each kick i'd leave to do something and when i came back the game would still be on. i'd ask my dad, what happened? he missed again. if the giants don't get in the playoffs feely might be looking for another job unless he signed a long term contract. mora and mckay might have recognized his propensity for the choke.


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Feely signed a deal in the ballpark of 3 to 5 years. Any team that has Feely basically needs a platoon at the kicker spot. The more absurd thing is that New York signed him knowing he kicks poorly outdoors even though they play a minimum of 10.5 games outdoors (Dallas isn't technically outdoors but opening that roof might be rough on Feely :)).

I never understood why they would do that.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:52 pm 
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You have it backwards, Feely is a better outdoors kicker than indoors guy. During his time in Atlanta he was 32 for 41 outdoors (78%) and 66 for 86 indoors (76.7%).

Feely routinely struggled kicking indoors in Atlanta, connecting on only 65% there in 2003 and 75% in 2001, compared to his 80% (2003) and 89% (2001) outdoors in those years. In 2002 and 2004, he was definitely better on the inside than outside, but I think it was a strong indicator that he never kicked below 70% accuracy outdoors, while he did indoors for a single season, which is inexcusable.

Feely also struggled with the clutch kicks here in Atlanta. The big question I have for the Giants is if Feely bounces back from this. I think he was a good signing by the Giants. He's a good outdoors kicker and has good leg strength, but will he bounce back after missing 3 potential game-winning kickers, missing more kicks than he had missed in the year leading up to the game. Will the coaching staff be just as willing to go for a FG when the game is on the line later in the season?

I definitely don't miss Feely. Peterson is far more accurate from within 45 yards and Koenen is better on kickoffs.

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Ooops. My brain has been sludge the last month or so.

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They can have him. After the Giants game last year and that Bears game at home in Vick's first season as a starter I haven't trusted the guy on pressure kicks. The Giants found out the hard way why this guy isn't in Atlanta anymore.

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I wouldnt go as far as to say 1.3% gives him an advantage in either.

Point is Feeley chokes when it matters most, always has, always will.


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I have to say I laughed pretty hard when he missed the first one, after he missed the second and third I though I was gonna pass out....


there was a good reason we let him go...


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Well I don't have the stats to back it up, but I think most if not all of the game-winning kicks Feely managed to hit in his time in Atlanta, were all on the road in outdoors stadiums. I know there were many he missed at home, which IMO is inexcusable.

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I also remember him missing some very important kicks in the saints old dome.

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