Eddy Pineiro still on “thin ice” with Bears after Elliott Fry’s departure

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The Bears cut Elliott Fry on Sunday, which leaves Eddy Pineiro as the only kicker on their roster with the start of the regular season coming in just over two weeks.

Outlasting his competition didn’t lead to a sigh of relief from Pineiro, however. The Bears haven’t been shy about sharing their plan to look at kickers outside the organization before settling on anything and Pineiro is mindful of what that means for him.

“It doesn’t change anything,” Pineiro said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “Still gotta make kicks. If I don’t make kicks, I’m gonna be gone, like everybody else. . . . I’ve just gotta make all my kicks. With the whole kicking struggle from last year, they’ve got us on thin ice here.”

Pineiro made both field goals he tried against the Giants on Friday night after making 1-of-2 tries in Chicago’s first preseason game. The Bears acquired him by sending a conditional 2021 draft pick to the Raiders after trying out eight other kickers in May.

15 responses to “Eddy Pineiro still on “thin ice” with Bears after Elliott Fry’s departure

  1. I’m content with Piñeiro, but Slye looks much better at this point, short sample preseason on the FG’s. However Slye has more power and gets more elevation, especially on Kickoffs, which is significant. 7 of Slye’s 9 KO’s have been touchbacks, the other 2 have a total of 40yds returned. Question is, how much is he going to cost.

  2. Slye doesnt have a stronger leg than Pineiro period, enough of this crap. Pineiro is gonna be a good kicker I wish Bears fans would be more supportive than they are. I’m personally happy with the direction this team is headed. Especially after 10 years of misery it looks like they are trending in the right direction. Believe in the process and what they are doing because trust me its so easy from the outside to have opinions but no one including myself know how to run a professional team period.

  3. Why dont they give him a vote of confidence and let him either sink or swim?? Scout other kickers on the side wihtout making a huge deal of it… They are going out of their way to add pressure on whoever would be the damn kicker.

  4. Its nice when you know your competitions cap space and understand they too (GB) are trying out a new guy who is pretty good which means they cut Crosby pretty soon to save the money and he aint bad.

  5. As a Bears fan it’s pretty hard not to have kicker envy when you see literally every other team making 50-yarders with ease and we’re sweating out anything beyond 40.

  6. I agree with all this pressure being put on everything the kickers do in practice. NFL kicks are 100% PRESSURE.

    There are literally hundreds of kickers throughout America’s practice fields who can “kick” a football through goalposts. *FIND the one who LOVES & excels being under nonstop anytime pressure…

    THAT’S your kicker.

  7. The scapegoating, obsession, and refusal to invest in a proven commodity is going to hang over this team and replay as a self fulfilling prophecy

  8. As a Bears fan it’s pretty hard not to have kicker envy when you see literally every other team making 50-yarders with ease and we’re sweating out anything beyond 40.
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    Fans are now having KICKER envy.

  9. Stick with Pineiro, rally behind him. And as a reminder, the league ruled it a tip courtesy of Hester (no relation).

    Doesn’t excuse Parkey’s misses all season. But they should’ve been trying kickers out the second he missed two “gimmes”.

    Let it go, 17 days to love the one you got!

  10. I suspect Eddy Pineiro will turn out to be great kicker.

    Every decision Jon Gruden has made has been a bad one for Oakland so why should this trade be any different?

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