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The Akers Effect

Bring someone in NOW.
We have two weeks, at home. Plenty of time for a new guy to practice, get used to the wind etc. Have our ST rush the dude and try to block kicks. Would prefer another lefty, make the transition easiest.
F*** it, I'm calling Nedney.
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Question:

If Akers makes those two OT kicks vs the Rams we end up at 13-3. Would we have beaten the Falcons on the Tie Breaker?

We didn't play head to head and we would've had the same conference record. So the next steps are:

Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games, minimum of four.
Strength of victory.
Strength of schedule.

Anybody interested in a little research?
Get your s**t right Akers! Time for the playoffs. Maybe we should just score enough so we don't have to rely on him to win the game.
I think you have to bring somebody in. There is always a chance that the guy chokes with a game on the line, but at least he will be better on the routine stuff inside the 50. Akers is missing chip shots at this point and has let it get into his head. When a D-player talking trash rattles your kicker into missing a 40 yarder, its time for him to go. I know its aweful late to be changing horses, but you can hardly get worse than what we have seen.

Ginn needs to go too...but thats a case where its actually too late for this year.
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Rackers or Kasay

I'd prefer Rack City Rackers!
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Maybe they can make Akers practice 40-50 kicks a day with a full pass rush coming and offensive lineman protecting him. Simulate the game instead of just kicking with no rush. Could that help?
Originally posted by Aussie49ah:
He's basically been horrible since he made that record tying FG IMO

Or whenever he "hurt his groin"...
Originally posted by Aussie49ah:
Maybe he should start wearing glasses or just close his eyes and hope. ( that's what I do when he lines up for one )

Or, he could just go all Mo'chine -- Ray Wersching style -- with it, and just kick it without looking up at
the crossbar. Worked for Ray ... the outcome, probably wouldn't be any worse than what is occurring now.
Watched the original Poseidon Adventure the other day. After the ship capsized, the passengers noticed someone stuck up above them. It's Acres, who yells down "It's me sir, Acres. I think I broke me leg." I said that explains it, and I had to turn it off.
[ Edited by JimA49ers on Dec 31, 2012 at 9:21 AM ]
Not good with Akers struggling going into the playoffs. Damn... last thing you want is a inconsistent kicker.
Matt Barrows ‏@mattbarrows Am told Special Teams/Ass't Head Coach Brad Seely is conducting #49ers' kicker search. Available kicking legs: Billy Cundiff, Neil Rackers..
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Originally posted by PhillyNiner:
I think you have to bring somebody in. There is always a chance that the guy chokes with a game on the line, but at least he will be better on the routine stuff inside the 50. Akers is missing chip shots at this point and has let it get into his head. When a D-player talking trash rattles your kicker into missing a 40 yarder, its time for him to go. I know its aweful late to be changing horses, but you can hardly get worse than what we have seen.

Ginn needs to go too...but thats a case where its actually too late for this year.
good post. some people around here did not want cundiff but as philly said,, good lord can he be worse? It just stuns me that the coach is willing to let this play out when this is so vital and he has seen for himself how things have went.I know many drink his bathwater but he deserves a big F for the way he has f**ked this up. do not get me going about ginn but as philly said, we actually have to be stuck with him for the rest of the year. i was hoping jenkins could take his spot next year but I am losing confidence in that big time
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Originally posted by JimA49ers:
Watched the original Poseidon Adventure the other day. After the ship capsized, the passengers noticed someone stuck up above them. It's Acres, who yells down "It's me sir, Acres. I think I broke me leg." I said that explains it, and I had to turn it off.

s**t, roddy mcdowell could have made those kicks even with his broken leg
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Originally posted by sachie23:
Matt Barrows ‏@mattbarrows Am told Special Teams/Ass't Head Coach Brad Seely is conducting #49ers' kicker search. Available kicking legs: Billy Cundiff, Neil Rackers..
give me a history lesson on rackers please
Why haven't I heard news of this guy getting cut yet?