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Do You Feel Bad For Alex Kessman?


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7 minutes ago, kevinc855 said:

no 

make an extra point dude 

I'm a former soccer player in my 60s.   Give me a week to practice with the team and I'll still make those kicks.   Probably wind up in traction for a month afterwards.   But I won't miss those.

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Assuming he's a descent person, yes.

He got to kick in an NFL game but what do you tell your future kids/grand kids? Pops missed two extra points and got cut the next day. He can no longer dream about being good and just needing a chance. 

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13 hours ago, rtnelson said:

Dude fulfilled a most likely life long dream to kick in an NFL game.  Better to have that shot and miss, than to go your entire life wondering what would have happened.

I'm sure it hurts, but he'll get over it.

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I don’t  know if being an NFL place kicker is the end all be all for this young guy. He could personally go in many directions. Go back to school, get a job and join the rat race, or keep trying to be a kicker in pro football. He’s obviously got talent or the Jets and Chargers wouldn’t have signed him. He missed two kicks. A lot of guys have missed extra points a lot of them. Failure in his big chance is something many of us have experienced maybe you flunked a big test, did bad in a job interview, did a terrible presentation, just really blew it. He sure did. So I’m not going to judge him or try to label him. 

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Like 1%.

Everybody’s felt the pressure and failed. But that job more than any is unforgiving and rightfully so.  It’s plus or minus points all the handful of times you’re needed and there’s 100 other guys that can do it decently (though we haven’t found one in 4 years)

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18 hours ago, x1dal said:

Unless this guy is the goat in practice I dont see how he gets another chance 

Not with the Jets, no, but there are 29 other teams who haven't hired him yet.

 

If he keeps with it, he'll get another chance with another team if and when he shows he deserves it.  I'm pulling for Ammendola who started out pretty good, gave us a lift when we needed a punter to get another chance.

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I feel bad for anyone who has to endure such a public failure but missing 2 extra points that probably didn’t affect the game isn’t that bad. Missing a kick to win a big game like Norwood can ruin the rest of your life. This kid will only be remembered by diehard types like us who frequent this site and fortunately there ain’t that many of us!

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