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Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:07 pm

  • Works for me, still wouldn't mind them drafting a kicker in the later rounds.
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  • This definitely makes sense if they want to go into the draft with no obvious holes on the roster. If there are no kickers they like in the 7th round, they have haushka ready to compete with whatever undrafted guys they wind up with.
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  • Kickers are people too. ;) I'd sure like to see us be able to kick 50+ yarders if we have to. With this guy we might as well go for it from that kinda distance. Where's that damn rock at with are future kicker. :327321_Spy_23.22:
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  • We will only need a kicker to kick extra points for us this year.......
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  • Makes sense for Hauschka to compete with Carson Wiggs for the spot. I'm not sure they draft a kicker at this point but I guess a three way competition wouldn't be a bad thing considering they could pick up a kicker in the 7th round and still come away with a decent prospect.
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  • Good news. Even if they draft a kicker and that kicker proves better, Seattle can always release Hauschka later and lose basically no money. I've always liked Hauschka. If I were the GM I would have signed him to a multi-year contract a while ago, though I completely understand the benefits of going "wait and see" with kickers since it's such an extreme buyers market right now.
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  • Like it.
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  • Good news.
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  • Love it!

    Screw all the Hauschka haters!!
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  • I'm more than happy with hauschka as our kicker. he was perfect inside the 50, and I sort of like the approach of just punting it rather than going for 50 yard+ field goals anyways. if you miss, which is going to happen for every average kicker, you give up too much field. I would rather punt and play field position. If your'e going to kick it from there may as well just go for it with the offense we will have. Wilson/Rice/Harvin/Tate/Baldwin/Miller/Lynch. . . go ahead, try to stop us on 4th and 2 at the 38. Even if we don't make it, good luck against the defense.
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  • Hope we draft a kicker. His limited range makes me go nuts on gameday.
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  • I wouldn't be sad if Hauschka was our kicker next season because of his success under 50 yds. But If we could find an accurate kicker with a boomer leg that would make me even happier. But even at saying that I don't know how important that will be given RW's ability to sustain drives. We just aren't use to that dynamic here.
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  • Good news IMHO. At the very least, you need more than one kicker in camp, and like Kip said, there is very little monetary risk in signing him.

    I wouldn't worry much, either, if he is our kicker next season and even going forward. He's a known quantity.
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  • Not a fan. Hauschka has a weak leg. Cost us at the wrong time last year.

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  • He is a customer of mine and has become a golf buddy, so I'm pretty stoked to be able to continue to use him to get me onto free courses :thirishdrinkers:

    Football-wise, he's at least average, is he not? No real complaints. I think he can make longer kicks, just hasn't yet.
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  • Weak leg or not, he was fairly accurate, and that's what it's all about.

    I think if you can hit from less than 53 on a regular basis, you're good. I mean, sure, there are a handful of times that a really long field goal has changed the course of the game, but does the team that wins it because of a 62-yarder after giving up 4 deep balls and throwing 3 picks really deserve to win?

    Nope, I'll take a kicker that can hit every time, from a max of 53-54, and play great offense and defense to win games.
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  • kearly wrote:Good news. Even if they draft a kicker and that kicker proves better, Seattle can always release Hauschka later and lose basically no money. I've always liked Hauschka. If I were the GM I would have signed him to a multi-year contract a while ago, though I completely understand the benefits of going "wait and see" with kickers since it's such an extreme buyers market right now.


    The bolded part above is not necessarily true. It really depends on what type of contract he signs. Sometimes guys get portions of their base salary guaranteed, in addition to the signing or workout bonuses that are often involved.

    It's possible they could give him a minimal contract with no guarantees, but I just have this feeling that they were just waiting on him to get healthy before inking him to a deal, and planned to keep him around if he was able to get back to 100%.

    We'll see eventually, and although I wouldn't say he has the strongest leg in the NFL, he's been a solid kicker during his tenure here, and with the quality of players we have on both sides of the ball, the kicking game with Hauschka shouldn't really be a major issue this year.
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  • I think part of this whole discussion is that the team is so stocked with talent at most positions, people are scratching for something to argue about to improve the team.

    I don't see it as a huge issue, one way or the other. I'm fine with Haushka long term, if that's the way we go. I'm also fine if we go another direction. :229031_shrug:
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  • A decent move. He did not seem to be getting any interest and I am sure the deal is Seahawk friendly. Draft one as well and let them fight it out in camp.
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  • Do we know that there was no outside interest in him? I feel like this deal might have been reached in principle a long time ago. The Lions signed Akers weeks ago, and I can't imagine why they would do that if Hauschka was legitimately available.
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  • Careful what you wish for. If we do lose Hauschka for a big leg kicker and said kicker starts losing games on 40 and 45 yard field goals ya'll gonna be beggin for Haushka.
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  • I am fine with it he is a very solid kicker. Never know if they take a flyer on one in the 7th round regardless.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:28 pm
  • happy about it. As i said earlier I don't mind forgoing the gamble of a long FG to play field position. It pissed me off the first couple times it happened but its a good route to go. Hauschka is good from inside 50. We were spoiled for a few good years with Josh Brown.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:45 pm
  • Those guys that make that 58 yarder make people jump and scream for more, then he begins to shank 35 yarders and has a 75 percent average, you lose 2 games for every one you win from a long distance because of accuracy.

    David Akers anyone, doesn't have that distance mind you but thats what you could end up with, Hauschka is consistent, if we don't score or can't move the ball inside the 40 I blame the offense not the kicker anyway unless the defense plays so poorly that we can't stop anyone.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:56 pm
  • No one is saying they are willing to give up accuracy for 60 yarders but rather it would be nice to have both.
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  • sutz wrote:I don't see it as a huge issue, one way or the other. I'm fine with Haushka long term, if that's the way we go. I'm also fine if we go another direction. :229031_shrug:

    This. I was a little leery when we didn't re-sign Mare, but my angst turned out to be unfounded.

    BTW, we picked up Hauschka after Denver released him during the preseason. If we don't draft a kicker, that doesn't mean we're not going to get one later.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:08 pm
  • I like the move. He was consistent last year. I don't blame him for getting injured on that crappy (to say the least) FedEx Field.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:30 pm
  • We will draft a kicker to make him uncomfortable.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:34 pm
  • I'm ecstatic we got Hauschka back. He was automatic last year. We don't need Legatron who dazzles for a few games then shanks makeable figgies in other games. We need a guy who can put it through the uprights when Russell gets us to the 30 with time ticking away.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:28 am
  • v1rotv2 wrote:No one is saying they are willing to give up accuracy for 60 yarders but rather it would be nice to have both.


    Not easy to get both, if a guy comes along who can do both great but having a solid Hauschka in case we don't is the way to go.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:42 am
  • Hauschka is great. The question will be his durability.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:56 am
  • Heyseed wrote:Hauschka is great. The question will be his durability.

    Seriously? The kicker? How often do kickers get hurt, anyway?

    He strained his leg on the crappiest field in the NFL. Not really his fault.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:08 am
  • sutz wrote:
    Heyseed wrote:Hauschka is great. The question will be his durability.

    Seriously? The kicker? How often do kickers get hurt, anyway?

    He strained his leg on the crappiest field in the NFL. Not really his fault.


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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:55 am
  • Tical21 wrote:He is a customer of mine and has become a golf buddy, so I'm pretty stoked to be able to continue to use him to get me onto free courses


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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:05 pm
  • According to Clayton this morning this is a vet minimum deal.
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:09 pm
  • Even weak legs can make extra points. IMHO Seattle will be scoring a lot of TD's this year and won't need as many FG's!
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Re: Seahawks re-sign Steven Hauschka
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:37 pm
  • We are going to regret missing Kickalicious.

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