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Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby JDHawk88 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:52 pm

Adam Schefter is reporting that Sebastian Janikowski is meeting with the Seahawks tomorrow. He only missed one kick under 50 yds last season and has hit over 80% for the last three seasons.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Largent80 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:09 pm

Get him.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby RiverDog » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:35 pm

JDHawk88 wrote:Adam Schefter is reporting that Sebastian Janikowski is meeting with the Seahawks tomorrow. He only missed one kick under 50 yds last season and has hit over 80% for the last three seasons.


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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby mykc14 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:12 pm

JDHawk88 wrote:Adam Schefter is reporting that Sebastian Janikowski is meeting with the Seahawks tomorrow. He only missed one kick under 50 yds last season and has hit over 80% for the last three seasons.


I’m in for bringing in any kicker we can get our hands on.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Clem7 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:22 pm

Well, we sure get our first round picks any way we can these days.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Old but Slow » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:26 pm

There's a veteran who sees an opportunity.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Vegaseahawk » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:24 pm

Seabass is badass! I've always been a fan.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Seahawks4Ever » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 pm

What happened? Did he leave town w/o being offered a contract?? I would love to add SeaBass to the team! His name sreams to be a Seahawk!
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby burrrton » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 pm

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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby NorthHawk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:47 pm

I hope his back holds up this year and we also get some young legs in camp, too.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby trents » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:51 pm

How old is this guy anyway? I'm almost 67 and I think he was playing for the Raiders when I was a teenager.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby burrrton » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:55 pm

trents wrote:How old is this guy anyway? I'm almost 67 and I think he was playing for the Raiders when I was a teenager.


He's 40, in the league for 18 years, so unless 50 is the new 18, you weren't a teenager. :)
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby RiverDog » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:16 pm

He's a Seahawk!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/re ... tp&ffid=gz

Classy statement in saying goodbye to the Raiders fans.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby Clem7 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:05 pm

Yea, if he stays healthy he will beat out the others I believe. Strong, strong leg.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby RiverDog » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:03 am

I don't think age is a big deal. In 14 games, Morten Anderson hit 89% of his FG attempts when he was 47 years old, and this guy has a stronger leg than Anderson had. This is a good signing. Hopefully we've learned our lesson on skimping on kickers.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby mykc14 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 am

RiverDog wrote:I don't think age is a big deal. In 14 games, Morten Anderson hit 89% of his FG attempts when he was 47 years old, and this guy has a stronger leg than Anderson had. This is a good signing. Hopefully we've learned our lesson on skimping on kickers.


I’m not too worried about his age either, I am a little worried about him as a kicker, though. Last year a FG % of 85 would have ranked 18th in the league (not great). In his career he has only had a FG percentage of 85 or higher 6 times. He’s been below that 11 times. That lower percentage is partially due to the fact that he attempts more 50+ yarders than the average kicker although in the last few years he would’ve be in the 10-15 range on those attempts. Further more he has been in the 60%-70% 6 times in his career, which is basically what Walsh was last year. I’m not saying he isn’t an upgrade (hard not to be after last year) but at best he has been an inconsistent kicker most of his career. IMO we are still looking for our next kicker.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby NorthHawk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

I think most teams are looking for the long term answer at K if they don't already have one.
As far as his health goes, back problems can be a real bother so they better have a backup plan should he hurt himself again and at 40, recurrences of injuries seem to happen with lesser effort.
At least that was my experience a couple of decades ago.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby RiverDog » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:55 pm

Good points, guys.

One of the points that hasn't been discussed is that Janikowski is not a dome kicker. Most of the domes and retractable roof stadiums are in the NFC, and coming from the AFC West, he's not even able to kick on artifical turf very often. He's had to kick from the surface of the only football stadium that still hosts a MLB team, sometimes off infield dirt.
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Re: Hawks meeting with Janikowski

Postby NorthHawk » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:07 pm

Good point, RD.
I didn't watch too many Raiders games, but I did see his plant foot slip on an occasion or two when he was on the infield dirt.
He might be better where the footing is consistent even at 40.
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