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Sturgis is a Beast!!

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by dolfan40, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. dolfan40

    dolfan40 Well-Known Member

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    I mean everything i saw his kickoff where out of the endzone and he kicked really good..Bye bye Carpenter
     
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  2. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

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    I like his leg now if he can consistantly do this we have a new kicker. I think he gets most the work the next two games then we see. Liked Carp until that those two brain farts early last season the writing was on the wall, it happens hate to see a good guy go down, but with a leg like Strurgis you have to if he's consistent
     
  3. Alex13

    Alex13 Welcome to the NEW Miami Club Member

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    well if he has another performance like that....bye bye dan carpenter
     
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  4. siciliansith

    siciliansith Resident Deviant

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    Agree really all he has to do is not miss, imo
     
  5. Clark Kent

    Clark Kent Fighter of the Nightman

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    That's the pessimistic version his job description.
     
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  6. k-bayfinfan

    k-bayfinfan Bikini Inspector

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    I was beginning to think that we wasted a draft pick and suddenly he fricken Gus the kicking mule. That was an impressive kicking performance if I ever saw one.
     
  7. CD13

    CD13 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Perhaps those misses play a role, but I think it is mostly his salary. Truly unless Sturgis falls on his face, he will win the job, and based on last night - I think we can crown him. Now, all we do is hope that some team is desperate for a kicker, and trade Carp for a late round pick. He is a top 15/20 kicker....won't be out of work.
     
  8. xphinfanx

    xphinfanx Stay strong my friends.

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    :sidelol:
     
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  9. GreysonWinfield

    GreysonWinfield Release The Hounds

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    Gus the Kickin Mule. Nobody under 40 will know what thats about.
     
  10. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Watching the Green Bay game last night, the announcers said Mason Crosby has been struggling on FGs in camp. Maybe they'd give us a late pick for Carpenter.
     
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  11. 305

    305 Ryan F'n Tannehill Club Member

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    Go away.. 'batin.
    Carpenter can still get a job with the Jets as a QB
     
  12. finattic79

    finattic79 Season Ticket Holder

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    Also being a gator fan, I knew what we were getting a great kicker and glad he is doing well.
     
  13. thisperishedmin

    thisperishedmin Well-Known Member

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    I dont think anyone will trade something for Carp. They know we'll cut him sooner or later. Very best would be a 7th round pick and I find even that extraordinarily hard to believe.

    Hope I'm wrong.
     
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  14. mroz

    mroz Rosen is a franchise QB Club Member

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    I think you are right… but if we cut him he has to go through waivers, right? So maybe one of the better teams gives us a 6th or 7th so that he doesnt have to go through the waiver wire.
     
  15. Sippi

    Sippi Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I like both kickers. But when one makes $2+ million/year. . . . .
     
  16. sunworshipper

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    Yeah, but his salary is too high. Odds are teams in need of a kicker will wait for him to clear waivers and then one will sign him on the cheap.
     
  17. thisperishedmin

    thisperishedmin Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, true - didn't think of Waivers, good point. I'd still hazard that the odds are VERY low - but I've been wrong before haha.
     
  18. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Well Ireland was a kicker in his day, I'm sure he saw somethin to spend a 5th round pick on one..some performance last nite..kinda liked his enthusiasm to..
     
  19. 72 Dolphins

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    No suprise really - His leg was unreal at Florida. As soon as they drafted him, you could kiss Carp goodbye. It is rare for a team to draft a kicker, but he was worth the pick. I give Ireland credit here...Sturgis was a nice pick.

    And it's not like Brandon Fields leg wasn't wasted inside the opponents 40...now if we reach the 40 and in quarters with a stiff wind at our backs midfield, and Sturgis becomes the weapon of choice.

    Kudos Ireland, as soon as he grabbed Sturgis, I was like Nice Pick.
     
  20. vizi0n

    vizi0n Boom.. Club Member

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    Anyone find a vid of the 58 yarder yet?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
     
  21. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    That's right.
     
  22. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Most of the draft sites rated Sturgis and Hopkins neck and neck or Hopkins ever so slightly higher. PFW (and hence BLESTO, which Miami belongs to) rated Sturgis slightly higher. Buffalo picked Hopkins a half round later. It will be interesting to see how their careers compare.
     
  23. Larryfinfan

    Larryfinfan 17-0...Priceless Club Member

    Well, if the main difference twixt carp and Sturgis is money....it's a no brainier. But, how do you find out about his reliability under duress in the preseason?
     
  24. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    As a FSU fan I liked Sturgis better. He seemed like he always hit big kicks. While Hopkins was really inconsistent with those kicks.
     
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  25. mroz

    mroz Rosen is a franchise QB Club Member

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    Well, can he be any worse then DCarp who has never made a clutch kick in his life?
     
  26. rafael

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    As a Florida fan I always felt that the Gators had an advantage in the kicking game vs. almost every opponent while he was there. He wasn't perfect, but I generally was confident whenever he lined up to kick a FG. Although I actually had Hopkins rated a hair higher in the draft. I have at least as much confidence in Sturgis' consistency as I do in Carpenter for kicks 40 yards or less. And I have considerably more confidence in Sturgis' ability to hit on the 50+ yard FGs. Sturgis also is more impressive on KOs, but that's less important than it used to be as fewer KOs are run out nowadays. When you throw in the salary factor, I would say that short of injury there's no way Sturgis doesn't win the job.
     
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  27. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    Comparing Carpenter and Sturgis on FGs, it appears to me that Sturgis gets much better rotation on his kicks, so the ball tracks better and is less prone to drift toward the end of the kick. Hopkins for that matter gets better rotation than Carpenter too. I recall before the draft, during a skills competition that included several of the top kickers including Sturgis and Hopkins, Raul Allegre was talking about their ball rotation and how critical it is for maintaining accuracy on longer kicks and you don't get that little slice or hook right toward the end of the kick.
     
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  28. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I remember that, how did both do?, and why don't we just pull the stats on their college careers, can't mess with stats on kickers lol.
     
  29. 72 Dolphins

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    Caleb Sturgis - 65-66 PAT's in his Junior and Senior years and a 46-54 FG's 85% 6-8 from 50+

    Dustin Hopkins - 109-110 PAT's in his Junior and Senior years and a 47-57 FG's 82% 6-9 from 50+

    Both have enormous legs, both had excellent Junior and Senior season...

    Hopkins is a four years starter - Sturgis a three ... Flip a coin.
     
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  30. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    stats for kickers rocks..debate over..lol
     
  31. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Jesus, 85 % from over 50, damn, that's weaponry right there..
     
  32. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Just let everyone know who the master nicknamer guy is round here..you hear Padre.

    The Sturgeon....get it? Cause his balls cut thru the air and posts like a surgeon....lol

    Alright then take care bye now.
     
  33. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Eww...uhmmm..prolly not Deej, it has to be shorter, all nicknames have to be less then 5 letters, it just makes their name faster to type on gameday threads.

    "Black Ninja" for example..to long for me.."DBess"..no problem
     
  34. P h i N s A N i T y

    P h i N s A N i T y My Porpoise in Life

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    A sturgeon is a fish ... Lol
     
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  35. Mainge

    Mainge Season Ticket Holder

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    Did this after he was drafted:

     
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  36. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Damn, he's The better kicker from 40 and beyond, how can anyone say differently, stats don't lie on kickers lol
     
  37. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Sturgie?.... Ya know, like our owner..
     
  38. LBsFinest

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    We used a 5th rounder on a kicker...he better be a beast
     
  39. padre31

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    Hmm..Fish?
     
  40. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    Hopkins has to kick in Buffalo, New England, and New York 10 times a year. Sturgis only has to kick at those sites 3 times a year. I'll take Sturgis.
     

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