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Lots of fans are down in him but I'm optimistic.

Nailed a 42 harder. Barely missed a 50 harder. Had a 20 harder tipped and it still goes in. Missed a possible game winner from 61 that was slightly wide left but it had enough on it for 65 yards. If that ball is right by a few more inches the whole conversation changes and he is immortalized as a Saint.

For a rookie who lacks experience and proper coaching in HS and college, he's got promise. Payton said after the game, " He will be kicking here a long time." For him to say that about a kicker means a great deal.
 

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He is still too raw. Should of stayed on a practice squad. No business missing a 50 yard FG in a dome or kicking low on a chipshot.
 

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i'm ready to stick with him - announcers were talking about janikowski's 1st year (missed 7 or 9 i think they said) - i'm ready to ride with the kid - watch him win the season for us
 

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Out of curiosity, are you confident Forbath makes a 50 yarder today?
Was Forbath playing? No, he wasn't. That's not the point.

When every other kick that comes into our dome and make 40-50 yarders with no problem... and we can't do that. That's the problem.
 

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Fans from other teams are impressed that he could even attempt a FG from that far.

And he barely missed. Counts the same in the end, but Lutz is the least of my concerns.
 

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Was Forbath playing? No, he wasn't. That's not the point.

When every other kick that comes into our dome and make 40-50 yarders with no problem... and we can't do that.
It very much is the point. By saying he should still be on the PS, you imply that you have more faith in Forbath.

I, personally, do not. Lutz missed the 50 yarder, but he hit it damn good. He kicks beautifully and that's precisely why he came so highly recommended.

Could he use some time to develop? Probably. Only for his own confidence, because I don't believe Forbath gives us any better of a shot at making field goals.
 
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i'm ready to stick with him - announcers were talking about janikowski's 1st year (missed 7 or 9 i think they said) - i'm ready to ride with the kid - watch him win the season for us
Yeah, Janikowski had a terrible first year even though he displayed crazy leg strength.
 

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When did a 50 yard FG become automatic, dome or not?

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add me onto the bandwagon.


very impressed with him today, hope the team gets behind him to keep his confidence up. he'll be kicking here for the next decade
 

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When did a 50 yard FG become automatic, dome or not?

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Didn't you hear the statistics? Kickers are making 60% of 50 yard field goals. That's slightly better than half! It's basically a chip shot...
 

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I think we just need time to see what the kid can do. This was his first game ever and he just signed like a week ago? I think he has a lot of promise once he gets settled in. Really no point to try and drive him out of town quite yet. Give him a chance.
 

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I would be surprised if any one could show a stat saying that 50+ in a dome is above 65% even at 70% i am willing to give a pass. At 60+ I will never criticize a miss unless it is due a complete miss step prior to hitting the ball. The near miss earlier is a miss for almost any other know kicker in the league. Likely only Janikowski has the other leg strength to make that kick work. I am more than willing to give the kid a least 3-4 more games before i would even b gin to think he "stinks".
 

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Lutz is not the issue! His kicks in pregame looked great. Give him a chance - that's been part of the problem is the short leash on kickers. They are going to miss, the best ones do! It's limiting the misses.

He strikes the ball better than any kicker the Saints have had the past few years. Tough break that he just missed a 61 yarder. Only a handful NFL kickers could even attempt that. If the pass before is completed and that kick is from 58 it's good.
 

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