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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:00 pm    Post subject: Seattle to sign K Ryan Longwell Reply with quote

The Seattle Seahawks had a tryout with a handful of kickers at the teamís Renton headquarters today, and veteran Ryan Longwell apparently came out as the winner. According to ESPNís Ed Werder, Seattle plans to sign Longwell to the teamís active roster as insurance with Seattleís starter Steven Hauschka nursing a lower calf strain.

The 15-year veteran did not play for any NFL team during the regular season. He was released by Minnesota a couple weeks after the Vikings drafted Blair Walsh in April.

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks/2013/01/08/report-seahawks-to-sign-kicker-ryan-longwell/#storylink=cpy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually really like this signing for us. Tell me if I'm wrong VD, but I believe Longwell is a dependable kicker that will hit a high % of his kicks from 48 yards and under. We aren't a team that often takes risks with long kicks anyways so we don't need a guy with a boot. The part where it would really potentially hurt us is Longwell's terrible kickoffs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Longwell has an extremely good accuracy rate and is pretty clutch. he does not have the distance to put kickoffs in to the endzone, even with the step up to the 35.

he does not get rattled. but from 45 or 48 yards out, then he's about 50/50.



his replacement in Minny, Blair Walsh set an NFL record for 50+ kicks at ten this year. oh, and he had ten attempts at 50+.

10.for.10.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hauschka is still in the mix to kick in Sunday's divisional round matchup against the Atlanta Falcons and will be examined as the week progresses. If Hauschka can't go, Longwell is the man.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000123891/article/ryan-longwell-to-sign-with-seattle-seahawks
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SaveourSonics wrote:
I actually really like this signing for us. Tell me if I'm wrong VD, but I believe Longwell is a dependable kicker that will hit a high % of his kicks from 48 yards and under. We aren't a team that often takes risks with long kicks anyways so we don't need a guy with a boot. The part where it would really potentially hurt us is Longwell's terrible kickoffs.


I wonder if Jon Ryan will continue to do kickoffs. He did fine last sunday
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haushka to IR. Frick. Crying or Very sad

Link: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/09/report-steven-hauschka-to-be-placed-on-injured-reserve/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Longwell it is! Hope all we need him for is like 8 PATs!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why the heck were the 49ers looking at cundiff with longwell available?
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Hauschka is still in the mix to kick in Sunday's divisional round matchup against the Atlanta Falcons and will be examined as the week progresses.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000123891/article/ryan-longwell-to-sign-with-seattle-seahawks


i guess not, after all...


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Seahawks have informed kicker Steven Hauschka that he'll be placed on Injured Reserve, out for rest of season (calf).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

injuries piling up in the clutch...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Longwell is that big of a drop off from Hauschka. Both similar kickers - accurate but not really any range.
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I don't think Longwell is that big of a drop off from Hauschka. Both similar kickers - accurate but not really any range.

for a short period during Hauska's rookie season, he was on the Vikings in training camp. with Longwell at the same time.
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vike daddy wrote:
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I don't think Longwell is that big of a drop off from Hauschka. Both similar kickers - accurate but not really any range.

for a short period during Hauska's rookie season, he was on the Vikings in training camp. with Longwell at the same time.


And then the Ravens signed him, and when we played you guys that year he said "Thanks for the tryouts, Minnesota! Here's a free victory!".

Hated him ever since, but this year he's been pretty good
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vike daddy wrote:
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I don't think Longwell is that big of a drop off from Hauschka. Both similar kickers - accurate but not really any range.

for a short period during Hauska's rookie season, he was on the Vikings in training camp. with Longwell at the same time.

And then the Ravens signed him, and when we played you guys that year he said "Thanks for the tryouts, Minnesota! Here's a free victory!".

Longwell iced him from the sidelines. just stared at him harshly.

now he's full on trolling him, and has his job!

Very Happy
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canucks9314 wrote:
why the heck were the 49ers looking at cundiff with longwell available?


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