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Saints release Zach Hocker, continue the NFL's kicking carousel

The New Orleans Saints have apparently seen enough of place kicker Zach Hocker to decide that a change is needed. After missing a 30-yard field goal at the end of the game against the Dallas Cowboys, then missing two field goals, two weeks later against the Atlanta Falcons, the Saints made their move.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, New Orleans has chosen to release Hocker,...
Via FOX Sports
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints sign K Kai Forbath, release Zach Hocker

The #Saints have released kicker Zach Hocker and are signing kicker Kai Forbath, source says. #kickernews — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 19, 2015
Via The Saints Nation
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Saints' Zach Hocker calls missed field goal 'unacceptable'

When New Orleans Saints kicker Zach Hocker stepped up for a 30-yard field goal to win the game against the Dallas Cowboys, it was obvious that he had reason to be confident.Before that kick, Hocker had hit a 51 and 29 yard field goal. As we know at this point, Hocker banged the potential game-winner of the left upright, sending the Cowboys and Saints to overtime.While the Saints...
Via FOX Sports
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Fat Saints fan distracted kicker Zach Hocker (Video)

How on earth Zach Hocker missed a simple, 30-yard field goal to win Sunday night’s Saints-Cowboys game is a mystery. Well, that is until you see what distracted him. Shirtless man aids Saints kicker in miss pic.twitter.com/d98bs8SZod — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) October 5, 2015 I have to admit: I’d have a tough time focusing on...Read More
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

After feeling 'no kind of pressure,' Saints K Zach Hocker struggles

For the New Orleans Saints, Sunday just wasn't a good day, for obvious reasons. While they lost the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-19, multiple things went wrong. One of those things was unfortunately the kicking game. Zach Hocker, who started the year out 4-of-4 on field goals, missed a 42-yard kick in the fourth quarter with the team down by 10. From there, the Saints defense stepped...
Via FOX Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

K Zach Hocker impresses, but competition still too close to call

The kicking battle in New Orleans is rolling right along, but apparently there's been no separation between Zach Hocker and Dustin Hopkins, per Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate.After the Saints saw Hocker put up a strong performance in their third preseason game, many believed he may have grabbed the upper hand. During the 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans, Hocker made...
Via FOX Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins vets give rookie kicker Zach Hocker a ‘horizontal mohawk’

In pro sports, rookies are subject to just about anything when it comes to hazing from veterans. In most cases it’s done in all fun, as is the case with Washington Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker. No one ever said your rookie season would be easy… pic.twitter.com/KjZA3NCg5V — Zach Hocker (@zhocker18) July 31, 2014 The veterans shaved Hocker’s hair on Wednesday evening. As we...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker hazed with hideous haircut (photo)

Zach Hocker was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Word has it that the kicker has impressed the coaching staff so far but apparently he hasn’t done performed so well that he was able to avoid a rite of passage of NFL training camp: The rookie hazing […] The post Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker hazed with hideous haircut (photo) appeared...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins Rookie Kicker Zach Hocker Given Incredibly Bad Haircut

The Miami Dolphins put a spotlight on hazing gone wrong last season, but as far as we know they were the exception to the rule. For the most part the worst thing that happens is when some of the tape used to 'secure' rookies to the goalpost rips off some arm hair.Than again--some of the haircuts veterans like to give out are pretty bad too. Just look at what happened to Washington...
Via FatManWriting
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Way-too-early draft reactions

Morgan Moses could end up being a Week One starter for the Washington Redskins Before we begin, I have to tell you something. Grading the draft one day after its completion is dumb. I’m going to do it anyway, because its fun to be irrational and be giddy/furious over the picks your team made, but really, no one will know who did well in the 2014 draft until at least 2 or 3 years...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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