The Bears Had All Eight Kickers Try from Cody Parkey Range … Only Two Made It

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The Bears Had All Eight Kickers Try from Cody Parkey Range … Only Two Made It

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The images and sounds of Cody Parkey’s season-ending double-doink are still seared into the deepest depths of my memory fresh. Some wounds heal slower than others. So with that in mind, the Bears had each of the eight kickers in town for this weekend’s rookie mini-camp try a 43-yard field goal.

And the results … weren’t all that great.

I’m not mathematician, but going 2-for-8 from 43 isn’t good. In fact, that checks out to a 25 percent success rate. Yuck. That’s no good. And while it’s just a tryout, the lack of success in a no-pressure practice situation isn’t at all encouraging. Actually, it’s quite frightening.

I suppose we could focus our energy on the two kickers who *DID* make it from Parkey range:

John Baron II and Spencer Evans were the only kickers who split the uprights. Hooray for them! Surely, this will help them get a leg up on the situation — even if it’s a practice kick with nothing on the line.

Even after making today’s kick, each will probably have to do some more in order to really make a push to fill the vacancy at kicker. Though, I suppose making it from Parkey range is a good way to make a quality first impression



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.