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[Merged] Wanna know what I love about Caleb Sturgis?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DolPhinPhan7, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Active Member

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    I know the goal of every drive is to get a Touchdown but when watching a game you're always looking to see where the Phins need to be to get into FG range.*

    With Carpenter recently, I wasn't confident the Dolphins would at least get some points until they were well within the 30 yard line. And even then I would be nervous putting him out there kicking anything over 40 yards.*

    It's an almost certain 3 points (No Turnover of course) if the Dolphins get within the 40 or more yards of the endzone. Those 2 53-yarders he kicked last week after getting iced by the Colts coach was amazing.*

    The Dolphins have benefitted from missed FG's by the opposition in their first 3 weeks. Last year they could have easily finished 9-7 if Carpenter wasn't "The Suck".*

    Having a clutch kicker like this is certainly a nice addition to this surprisingly awesome star to the season.*
     
  2. Muck

    Muck Throwback Uniform Crusader Retired Administrator

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    What also impresses me is not only is he automatic, those kicks go right down the middle. Every time. 54-yarder wiped away via icing timeout? No problem. He splits the uprights again 60 seconds later.

    He's a machine.

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  3. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    The Sturginator, 'I'll touch-back"
     
  4. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    Yeah he splits down the middle, keeps calm, and also helps tremendously with booting it out of the endzone every kick off.

    Kid is automatic, love it!
     
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  5. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    He hasn't had a near-miss all year.
     
  6. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan!

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    If it wasn't for his emotion after the kicks, I would think he was some kind of kicking robot that Ireland had made a few years back, sent to college so nobody would suspect anything, and then drafted him as planned. It's like if you had a kicking machine to test footballs, just sitting there - a very repeatable "swing" with his leg kick, like a good golfer will do when he's in the zone.

    Seriously, no skipped heartbeats on any kicks just yet. It's like his kicked ball is a heat-seeking missile, with a big ball of fire between the goal posts.

    Testify
     
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  7. Mrtree

    Mrtree Juan Huron's agent Club Member

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    Not just down the middle, but with distance to spare. He's been NAILING everything. If he was a bball 3 point shooter they would be getting nothing but net.
     
  8. Larry Little

    Larry Little Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    When the Colts iced Sturgis on that 54 yarder... and he re-kicked... I seriously thought the second kick was a replay, at first. That's how automatic it was.
     
  9. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    I'll love him until I hate him
     
  10. Tin Indian

    Tin Indian Rockin' The Bottom End Club Member

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    what I like, He's a cool customer. By every account I've read he is never up or down. Almost stoic. That and he doesn't miss.

    Hope we aren't putting the whammy on him.
     
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  11. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    What about when you love him again....like you did with me?
     
  12. Pariah

    Pariah Revolutionary

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    This thread is missing a discussion about his facemask. I really thought that would be the heart of this convo.
     
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  13. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Calebnator is on cool cat.
     
  14. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Active Member

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    He hasn't had to kick with the game on the line yet. So we'll see about that. But he seems like a cool customer no matter what.*

    No way Carpenter hits back to back 50+ kicks anymore.*
     
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  15. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Me too. :sweatdrop:
     
  16. SICK

    SICK Lounge Moderator

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    He even made a FG while it was tipped......he can bounce a ball off a defenders hand, through the goalposts!
     
  17. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    This mother****er could kick Chuck Noriss's *** and make the Most Interesting Man in the World boring!!

    Caleb for President!!
     
  18. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    In Week 1 when he buried that 50 yarder I yelled "****"....that has been my nickname for him since.....

    At the end of the first half yesterday I was like "they have 2TO's and the 2 minute warning, plenty of time to get across mid-field around the 35-40 in range for ****"

    My friends were all like "yup yup" they knew.....the guy is ****!!!!!
     
  19. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The pendulum .
     
  20. maynard

    maynard Who, whom?

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    Yeah but I hate you again
     
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  21. FanMarino

    FanMarino Season Ticket Holder

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    Funny how he was neck and neck with Carpenter in training camp and the general opinion was Sturgis got the job due to Carpenters contract. Sturgis has done seriously well since taking the job. He's solid and proving the long FGs are in his armoury.
     
  22. jboogie

    jboogie The sky is NOT falling!

    Sturg-o-matic?
     
  23. infiltrateib

    infiltrateib Oh Hi Luxury Box

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    I don't think anyone can hate on that pick anymore. Saved $2M on the cap, got a better kicker, picked up at least 20yd/g in hidden yardage from automatic touchbacks.
     
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  24. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    Speaking of ****. Type Sturgis into google and then click on images.

    Your welcome.
     
  25. 19kyle86

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    I absolutely love his facemask!

    Watching the game with a buddy yesterday, I told him Sturgis wasn't going to miss a kick all game (and continued on to say he wouldn't miss one all year...) Still, his composure and skill are amazing. It's nice to be able to kick from 50+ and still be confident we can pick up some points.
     
  26. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    Wanna know what I love about Caleb Sturgis?

    The way he grabs your hair? :confused2:
     
  27. Rocky Raccoon

    Rocky Raccoon Greasepaint Ghost Staff Member

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    No way Sturgis isn't a robot. As Muck pointed out, his kicks go right down the middle every single time, distance be damned.
     
  28. MrClean

    MrClean Inglourious Basterd Club Member

    The cap savings was just a bonus. Even for the same contract there was never a doubt he is the superior kicker.
     
  29. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    He'd be worth Carp's contract money at this point. Paying him what they are is a steal, such is rookie life.
     
  30. mbsinmisc

    mbsinmisc Season Ticket Holder

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    Add to the almost automatic touchback the fact we aren't getting guys hurt covering kicks, we are making the other team have a long field and we (hopefully), won't give away any cheap points on a kick return. the kid is breasts !
     
  31. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Heard a funny name on the radio..

    Legatron!!
     
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  32. Gunner

    Gunner Rock Hunter

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    Just imagine how shocked we'll all be the first time he does miss one :lol:
     
  33. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Active Member

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    Already taken. It's what they call whoever kicks for the Rams.*
     
  34. DolPhinPhan7

    DolPhinPhan7 Active Member

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    BTW I'll want to throw things if Carpenter plays well when he comes to town with Buffalo.*
     
  35. Bumrush

    Bumrush Stable Genius Club Member

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    Dammit... Screw Zuerlin, we need to shank that name from him and apply it to Caleb.
     
  36. unifiedtheory

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    He makes 50 yard field goals look like extra point attempts and every kick is right down the pipe. If you stuck a post right in the middle of the uprights he'd have hit it every time. The kid is awesome.
     
  37. BayAreaFinFan

    BayAreaFinFan D'oh

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    God can you imagine if Sparano had this kid? He's lead all fantasy players (rbs,wr's included) in points. Sparano would stop drives to purposely kick field goals on 2nd down. Sparano would blow out an arm fist pumping so much lol
     
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  38. Phins_Fan_87

    Phins_Fan_87 Phins and Heat fan Club Member

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    Ireland was a kicker in college. He knows a good leg when he sees one.
     
  39. pumpdogs

    pumpdogs Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what are record would be if carpenter was still are kicker.

    I am thinking we would be 2-1 or 1-2 but no way 3-0.
    The kid from flordia is scary good and everytime he kicks it seems like its right down the middle.
     
  40. Jt0323

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    Hes been huge for us for sure. Those long kicks have kept us in games and kept momentum for us.
     

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