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Jon Striefsky: the Soul of an NFL kicker

Last week I wrote about Alex Henery and the kick he missed in the playoffs against the New Orleans Saints. My belief is that the Eagles blew a number of opportunities in that game and that blaming Henery for the loss is unfair. I also thought that the kick was not automatic by any means, but not having ever kicked a field goal in my life I wasn’t sure, so I decided to ask somebody...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kicking Alex Henery: who to blame for Eagles playoff loss?

When things go wrong in the NFL playoffs it’s only natural to try to pin the blame on somebody. For example, let’s say that the Eagles lose a playoff game by two points. During that game their kicker missed a field goal. Field goals are worth three points. Simple math indicates that if only the stupid kicker had done his job the Eagles would have advanced, right? Wrong. Of course...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Carey Spear (Murderleg) to take Alex Henery’s spot

The 2013 season ended with a tough playoff loss for the Philadelphia Eagles, but the franchise entered the offseason with a largely optimistic outlook both within the organization and amongst its fanbase. But one player who saw the tide turn against him in 2013 was kicker Alex Henery. Special teams became an issue for the team, and was largely responsible for the team’s loss to...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles Sign Kicker Alex Henery To An Extension

Photo: Wikipedia Commons Eagles kicker Alex Henery had a down year in 2013.  With just an 82.1 field goal percentage last season, Henery ranked 22nd in the league among kickers.  The down year caused many Eagles fans to be down on Henery.  However, a report this morning says that Henery will be sticking around. Dave Mangels of Bleeding Green Nation reports: Alex Henery has been...
Via Eagledelphia
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex henery will be okay as Eagles kicker in 2014...

I'm not exactly going out on a limb here, but I think Alex Henery will be better and stronger as a placekicker/kickoff guy in 2014. A little bit of natural aging, a concomitant increase in body mass, and a rigorous strength-conditioning program in the offseason should do the trick. A lot of Eagles fans are calling for Henery to be cut....I say "No"... he is...
Via Eagles Eye
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Henery’s future, free agency and Bill Davis

Thank you to everyone who sent us questions this week via e-mail. We appreciate the involvement as we wind down towards the end of the NFL season. They’re going to cut Alex Henery, right? – Dale from Sellersville I wouldn’t say they’ll cut him, but I fully expect them to bring in some competition. Henery’s stats aren’t all that bad, it’s just his misses stand out a...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Would Be Wise to Part Ways with Alex Henery

Alex Henery's struggles against the Saints both kicking field goals and getting deep kickoffs were a microcosm for his 2013 and the reason the Eagles likely will move in a new direction. (Image courtesy of The frigid temperatures of Lambeau Field didn't seem to impact kickers Phil Dawson or Mason crosby on Sunday afternoon. In spite of temperatures in the single...
Via Eagledelphia
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Henery Fined $15,750 by the NFL

Eagles kicker Alex Henery is starting to get on thin ice with the Eagles. He failed to recover a fumble on special teams, and he’s missed a field goal in consecutive games for the first time in his career. So it’s not a surprise that Henery wants to give his all now, and is looking to impress the fans – and more importantly the Eagles’ front office – with his effort. In...
Via Fightin For Philly
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Alex Henery suddenly a question mark at kicker

When the season began Alex Henery was the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history at 87.9 percent. Three games later we’re wondering about his job security. Such is life for placekickers. Henery the Eagles’ third-year kicker from Nebraska has missed field goal attempts in consecutive games for the first time in his career. They haven’t been easy kicks -- 46 yards against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Henery shanks field goal attempt really, really wide left (Video)

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Alex Henery made one of the more awful field goal attempts of this NFL season during Sunday's season finale against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. To say that Henery's 28-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter was no good would not do justice to describe just how horrendous the kick was, as it was shanked wide left by at least...
Via Holdout Sports
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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