With the exception of those dreaded XPs, Arceos kicking has impressed me. He's got a big leg.
All things considered, you take away those 3 missed PAT's, and Arceo has been a darn good kicker this year.
yeah like someone said earlier..you need to get a clue. Who do you think comes up with the fakes week in and week out? Some of the coaches yeah, but the kickers, punters, and long snappers all watch film and look for anything they can pick up on to try and come up with a fake. Every player on the team puts in the exact same amount of required time in the weightroom as well.
Actually, I believe they do kick slightly differently depending on the length of the try. However, it's not harder or softer; it's the angle of the kick. On an XP, they can kick it as high as they want (avoiding a block) without any possibility of leaving it short. Not so on a 50-yarder.
As for the straight kick comment, I'm not sure how much of an effect, if any, it has on a kicker, but a 25-yarder from a hash reduces the effective width of the posts by about 8". Most probably don't think about it, but who knows.
I thought his name was Arshankeo. That is what the great football minds on Brinson and Miller call him. Get it, Arshankeo, because he shanks kicks? Genius!
If those ****ers get paid a nickel a day, it's too much.
Arceo has made 0.700% of his kicks, compared to an NCAA average of 0.705%. His average made fg distance is 38 yards, and his average missed fg distance is 46 yards. The NCAA average made fg distance is 33.28, and the NCAA average missed fg distance is 39.69. So he's making about the same percentage of kicks, but making those kicks from 5 - 7 yards further away. He's kicking at a higher percentage than Baylor, Kansas, Texas and WVU, and is basically even (less than one kick away) with Texas Tech. So he's middle of the conference except for a couple XP's.
Kicking seems to have improved the last couple of games. It's hard to forgive the 3 missed PATs this year though. That should happen at most, once in a 4 year career.
If there is a placekicking MVP this year though, that has to go to to Bueker. Our long snapper hasn't done him any favors this year and he does a great job of getting the ball down and ready to kick. Guy has great hands.
Minus the three extra points Arceo has been solid this season. None of his kicks have cost us and at least two of the extra points had snap and hold issues that can cause an otherwise good kick to go astray. Please with how he has progressed over the last month.
Watch Netten in warmups and you'll see why he's not the starter. If we are kicking short on purpose, it's nutty.