Wiggs has hit on a 65 yarder, If he was there rather then Steven - Pete would have tried. Irresponsible? No, Its called trying to win.
Spokane wrote:It was when the Hawks had to make a 65 yarder FG to move to the next round of the playoffs.
Yes 65 yards is a tough one to kick...However we had Wiggs earlier in the year who can and has kicked one that far in a game.
Thankfully we have Wiggs back. Steven and his amazingness at 43 yards and below need to go.
His long in an actual competitive game with a tee
is 59 yards.
But yeah, let's expect that an undrafted kicker can break an NFL record in a hostile environment on the road in the playoffs. Never mind that only 12 players in NFL HISTORY have managed a 60 yard field goal, we had one on the roster who can stick it 65 yards no problem.
It'd have been irresponsible to try (as it apparently was when we tried to kick a 62 yard field goal against the very same team just 15 months earlier)
Not in an official game he hasn't.
Also, given Hauschka injured his standing leg on the lovely turf at Fedex field, there was every opportunity for Carroll to bring Wiggs back for the game against Atlanta. Instead he picked up 38 year old Ryan Longwell and his "monster" kicking leg rather than go with the guy they'd seen kicking for them at training camp that year. Why do you think that is?
There are no shortage of high school kids that have "broken" the NFL record. Funnily enough... none of them have managed it in the NFL. Why do you think that is?
There have been 6 attempts in Seahawks history at FGs of 57 yards or longer.
Only one has been made.
You think if Wiggs had the ability to knock out 65 yarders (hell, even 55 yarders) with any regularlity we would have cut him?
You're talking about something that has NEVER been done in NFL history.
The probability of a Hail Mary pass succeeding? Well, the fact that it's actually happened in the past should be a giveaway that it's a far better effort than trying a ludicrous 65 yard field goal.