1. Week 3 Pick'em Winners: kstone won spread hitting 11 of 16. fitantitans won normal hitting 10 of 16. Week 4 Pick'em will be up by Wednesday evening.

The art of the onside kick

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanMark, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. titanfanatic

    titanfanatic Starter

    503
    249
    149
    Rather take our chances on popping it in the air and having our players run like animals and try to dislodge the ball from the other team. Christ my 5 year old could field bironas's kick..
    #31
  2. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow! Tip Jar Donor

    33,934
    12,555
    1,339
    It's either inside the 20, a dropped snap or a shank off the side of his foot.

    Kern has been awful this season.
    #32
    • High Five High Five x 1
  3. Jpalmer76

    Jpalmer76 Practice Squad

    11
    1
    19
    that kick is a joke. if they do that again, fire everyone
    #33
  4. ImTheCrew

    ImTheCrew Starter

    747
    165
    169
  5. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    25,646
    7,525
    1,119
    The Oregon Ducks kicker needs to be brought in to teach Bironas how to do it.
    #35
  6. CalgaryTitansFan

    CalgaryTitansFan Starter

    2,571
    931
    169
    Wasn't our special teams the only decent part of our team last year too? Damn they've been awful this year.
    #36
  7. Dman

    Dman Starter

    4,645
    1,712
    419

    if that's the case with kicking then do we need to bring in MLB players to teach our QB's how to slide?? lol
    #37
  8. SawdustMan

    SawdustMan Superhero Squad Tip Jar Donor

    19,014
    10,194
    839
    For the life of me I don't understand why we try to get cute with our onside kicks every time. Has it EVER worked?
    #38
  9. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    25,646
    7,525
    1,119
    Couldn't hurt.

    From listening to discussions on the radio, this form of onside kick (side-spinner) is designed to roll slowly so the kicking team hits and knocks back the receiving team before the ball goes 10 yards.

    Seem Bironas didn't care for the approach which indicates the special teams coach asked him to go that route.
    #39
    • High Five High Five x 1
  10. Titans2004

    Titans2004 Starter

    3,057
    846
    429
    Bironas on the radio last night sounded very pissed about it. He let it be known that it was not his favorite, but that it was the play that was called.

    I first saw it done in high school and they just kicked it very slowly straight forward and their guys ran in fron of the slow moving ball and blocked the other team away from it and the kicker recovered it.

    I still want to see a kicker to rare back and kick the crap out of the ball just right at a guy on the front line. Just a low screamer and see if the guy is quick enough to duck and get out of the way. If he isn't then it would richochet off him. Might be hard to have such good aim. but I guarantee a low screamer is harder to handle than that stuff we have tried the past 2 games.
    #40
    • High Five High Five x 1