Olindo has been perfecto

For most players, a large disconnect exists between the no-pads offseason practices and the live fire of a regular-season game.  For kickers, the job is pretty much the same no matter what the calendar says.

It’s a round of golf, with a leg serving as the club.

In Seattle, Olindo Mare has nailed every single kick during the offseason, in both individual and team drills.  In all, he has nailed 104 of them.

He’s incredible,” special teams coordinator Brian Schneider told the team’s official web site.  “He’s so accurate and consistent.  It makes you feel confident
that you’re going to get points when you get the opportunity.”

Mare’s perfection in practice has transferred of late to the field.  He has made 21 straight field goals, a streak that started in Week 3 of the 2009 season.

Even more surprising is the fact that the Seahawks actually drove into field-goal range 21 times since Week 3 of the 2009 season.

11 responses to “Olindo has been perfecto

  1. If he could kick from the dirt, he’d still be a Dolphin. I’m glad he’s enjoying success again.

  2. “Even more surprising is the fact that the Seahawks actually drove into field-goal range 21 times since Week 3 of the 2009 season.”
    Good one Flo! How true, Seahags blow!!

  3. “DolFan Dan says:
    June 16, 2010 8:26 AM
    If he could kick from the dirt, he’d still be a Dolphin. I’m glad he’s enjoying success again. ”
    So True.
    Funny thing is that the opposing kickers were making 45 – 55 yd field goals off the dirt.

  4. From what distance? 20 yards?
    I could make 100+ straight from that distance.
    I’d like to know how many were 40+.

  5. Remember 98′ when Gary Anderson hadn’t missed a single field goal all season, and then he CHOKED on a chip shot to blow it for the Vikes? That was hilarious!!

  6. he stunk in New Orleans too, so add field turf ,that’s indoors, to surfaces he can’t kick off of

  7. “Even more surprising is the fact that the Seahawks actually drove into field-goal range 21 times since Week 3 of the 2009 season.”
    True, the last couple of years have been horrible for the Hawks. They had an awesome draft and picked up some nice talent in FA.
    If Hasselbeck can stay healthy this year, hopefully Olindo can get more opportunities at extra points and less field goals.

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