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Dependable Kaeding quietly holding record

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Kevin Acee, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Thursday, December 17, 2009



    Lost in the midst of the Chargers’ eight-game winning streak has been the string of 15 consecutive field goals Nate Kaeding has converted, making him once again the NFL’s all-time most-accurate kicker.


    It was actually two games ago, against Cleveland, that Kaeding regained the lead he had held briefly in October. For his career, Kaeding has made 145 of his 167 attempts (86.8 percent). Mike Vanderjagt, who last kicked in the NFL in 2006, made 230 of 266 attempts (86.5 percent).


    “My big thing, especially at this point in the season, is what lies ahead,” said Kaeding, who leads the league in scoring with 120 points and has made 27-of-30 field goals, a 90 percent success rate. “All those numbers bouncing around, it can start getting to you. I know how thin of a line it is. This is a fragile business. If you don’t stay on top of your game it can slip and get away from you fast. That’s what I pride myself on ... every week coming in and it’s a new challenge.


    “I feel extremely healthy. I feel as good now as I ever have.”


    Kaeding is perhaps the second-most taken-for-granted player on the roster — after long snapper David Binn. But the importance of a dependable place-kicker should have been driven home to Chargers fans last week when Dallas’ Nick Folk missed a 42-yard field goal in the Chargers’ 20-17 victory.


    “I’ve been in a lot of situations where if we had a guy like Nate we would have won two or three more games each year,” head coach Norv Turner said. “So no one appreciates Nate more than I do.”
     
  2. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Who cares? He missed a couple kicks a half decade ago therefore he sucks. :icon_evil:
     
  3. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Word! :lol:
     
  4. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    noodle leg!!

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    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    True, who cares if he hits the occasional 57 yarder? [/sarcasm]
     
  6. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    ANyone could do that.... **** just go to austrialia and most of the general population cann...
     
  7. Scott the Rock

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    I'm confused. Are you a Charger fan?:icon_shrug::icon_huh:
     
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  8. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    I'm kidding. Its obvious Kaeding is a great kicker. You can't get angry at him for missing A kick as a rookie and then once when it mattered after that. He is now clearly an elite kicker!:abq2:
     
  9. RiversRules

    RiversRules BoltTalker

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    Nate Buddy!! He's awesome!
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    That kick was so clutch. Perfectly executed from sideline to uprights.


    Nate's definitely in the posse. He has taken on the attitude of his clutch QB.


    Rivers & Company: Ruthless.


    Way to fall in line, kicker. :tup:
     
  11. Johnny Lightning

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    We have the best two kickers in the NFL... :tup:
     
  12. Scott the Rock

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    :icon_banana::icon_banana::icon_banana::icon_banana::abq1::abq2::abq2::abq1::tup::abq2::tup:
     
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  13. WonderSlug

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    He sucks. :icon_tease:

    I'd rather have Nick Folk or Sean Suisham.

    :icon_eek:

    Now THAT'S quality kicking! :icon_rofl:
     
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    Nick Folk with Romo holding = clutch. :D

    From the venerable Onion...

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/tony_romo_regrets_eating

     
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