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Topic: We need to talk about Potter...
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We need to talk about Potter...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 5:55 PM
 

Thankfully our offense scored a crucial touchdown to take the lead and convert the 2 to put us over the top but we could have just as easily been holding the ball, burning clock and inching down the field against their D to try for a 40+ yard FG.

I had every digit crossed twice that we wouldn't need put our destiny in the hands of Potter with 2 seconds left needing a FG to win. But it shouldn't be that way. We recruited him well and he's got the leg...but he's maybe 60% on the season from various ranges. His accuracy is kinda shockingly bad.

I dunno, maybe in a game with LSU it won't matter but remember the last time we played them...and it did matter? Hoping he can get his mental state right and keep practicing and improving. Having a consistent kicker no matter what game situation is such a critical part of any winning team.


Re: We need to talk about Potter...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 5:57 PM
 

Because he missed a 49-yard FG? BT will be fine...but will catch hail, regardless, the same as Will does on the punting side.


To be honest. I would have rather Dabo went for the

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:23 PM
 

first down on that drive if punting the ball wasn't in his plans at all.


Quit apologizing he ...!is... bad!!!!***

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:38 PM
 




According to some college FG stats site

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:22 PM
 

Only 56 percent of FG’s from 49 yds are made. I probably would have just gone for the first down but he’s got a leg so it was worth a shot.


Re: We need to talk about Potter...

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 5:57 PM
 

I blame the holder. Just kidding

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It’s game 15, if we had a better kicker he’d be kicking.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:03 PM
 

Gotta go with who you’ve got at this point.


Re: It’s game 15, if we had a better kicker he’d be kicking.

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:07 PM
 

He's got a cannon for a leg. No doubt.

I'm pulling for him...but my confidence level in clutch situations is set to heart attack. I'd feel better if it were set to Catanzaro level.


Give him a break. He's just getting over his life long

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:10 PM
 

battle with Voldemort

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Dabo works wonders with his player's confidence

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 6:19 PM
 

levels . . . kickers are like drummers . . . they are a different breed!!!

Tanner Tessmann is coming next year . . . Potter's concentration will either improve or crumble with the new competition . . . either way Dabo will have options . . . and our situation will improve.

For now . . . Potter is great handling KO's . . . He is solid on extra points . . . He is serviceable on FG's . . . He IS the best option!!!

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:03 PM
 

I guess what the OP maybe asking, what most of us are thinking. Is why do some lower level schools have more consistency in kicking field goals?


It was 49 yards!

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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:23 PM
 

I've seen him make that. We all have. From even further. But, it wasn't a great angle and it wasn't like it was a 27 to 40 yard FG. It was a long FG attempt.

With all that said: "I agree - my level of confidence is on Heart Attack" when he kicks. But, I think he figures it out by the time he is done here at Clemson. Remember he is a "true sophomore"!


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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:26 PM
 

Yea he’s been kind of a disappointment but we got to ride or die with him


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Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:26 PM
 

Yea he’s been kind of a disappointment but we got to ride or die with him


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