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The Punter

Post by PacificNorseWest » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 am

I keep meaning to bring this up, but it always seems to be in the shadows of all the other issues with this team...

What is everyone's thoughts on this punter, Matt Wile? He seems to be very inconsistent and not all that great. I haven't looked at any of his stats or where they rank, but this guy over kicks into the endzone on punts you'd think they have a legitimate chance to pin inside the 10 or he'll leave short a punt when there's nothing but field that he's kicking to.

Quigley wasn't great, but I feel like he was more consistent and we knew what we were getting. Maybe it's just me, but when this team gets its act together, I feel like the punter is going to become an issue for this team.
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Post by Purple Domination » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Wile has longer range, but is not as accurate pinning deep IMO. You are right, lots of touch backs.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:53 am

Honestly, this was the move that irritated me the most this off-season. Quigley was a good punter. It's really annoying that they thought they needed to upgrade. He Mae teams have to go the full field often and was accurate. But yeah let's drop him for someone with almost no NFL punting experience. We also tried that with the kicker and how did that work out?
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Re: The Punter

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:21 am

I don't mind trying to upgrade, but this new guy is wildly inaccurate. I'd take Quigley's weaker leg vs. this guy right now. Especially with Minnesota's offense. They can move the ball, so if they stall out at the 50, I'd rather the guy (Quigley) who can pin the other team inside the 10 then the guy who will boom that same punt into the endzone to net only 30 yards.

I guess there's time to see improvement, so hopefully that happens. I just feel like this is flying under the radar and might come up huge in a big game situation.We'll see...
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Re: The Punter

Post by FullWood » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:23 am

Don't like em i'd take Quigley too. Being inaccurate without it being bad field conditions doesn't cut it.
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Re: The Punter

Post by FullWood » Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am

Speaking of punters this question is obviously for everyone does anyone have a favorite punter or a punter they thought was really good in our historic Vikings history? Which ones do you like?
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Re: The Punter

Post by PacificNorseWest » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:24 pm

FullWood wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am
Speaking of punters this question is obviously for everyone does anyone have a favorite punter or a punter they thought was really good in our historic Vikings history? Which ones do you like?
Mitch Berger.

And that's about as early as I'll remember. I was 11 when he first signed with the Vikings. I didn't start really recognizing punters until 13. He's the best I can remember during my fanhood years.
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Re: The Punter

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:56 pm

FullWood wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am
Speaking of punters this question is obviously for everyone does anyone have a favorite punter or a punter they thought was really good in our historic Vikings history? Which ones do you like?
Mitch Berger. And for the record, I hated Chris kluwe.
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Re: The Punter

Post by raddmann » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:56 pm

FullWood wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:24 am
Speaking of punters this question is obviously for everyone does anyone have a favorite punter or a punter they thought was really good in our historic Vikings history? Which ones do you like?
Greg Coleman
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Re: The Punter

Post by ChicagoViking » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:20 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Mitch Berger. And for the record, I hated Chris kluwe.
Huh? Kluwe was arguably the Vikings best rookie in 2005 and was in the top 10 in average yards per punt multiple seasons. He certainly averaged more yards per punt than Berger.
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Re: The Punter

Post by dead_poet » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:39 am

Quiggles was NOT a good punter. The only thing he could do well was punt inside the 20 when we were at midfield. Our offense was good at driving the ball downfield last year so it played to his strengths. His hang time and net were bottom barrel.

Wile is an upgrade, though he's just as inconsistent. Seems to have as many random shanks as Quiggles. But his good punts are much better.

Bring in some more competition next season (udfa rookie or some weird foreign rugby guy I don't care).
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Re: The Punter

Post by PacificNorseWest » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:25 am

Another shank yesterday...The funny thing is, this is probably his 3rd or 4th "shank" that ends up rolling about 10 yards to make it somewhat a decent kick. :lol:
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Re: The Punter

Post by FullWood » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am

ChicagoViking wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Huh? Kluwe was arguably the Vikings best rookie in 2005 and was in the top 10 in average yards per punt multiple seasons. He certainly averaged more yards per punt than Berger.
I forgot how many years Kluwe played for us that's a long time another year I think he would of led this franchise in punting records.
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Re: The Punter

Post by FullWood » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am

So nobody liked Jeff Locke?
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Re: The Punter

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:32 am

FullWood wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:17 am
So nobody liked Jeff Locke?
I liked him better than kluwe. He was much better at directional punting and did more than kick the ball as far as he could.
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