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Will Akers get the boot?

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07:58 AM ET 01.21 | The Niners may be going to the Super Bowl, but will David Akers be going with them? The 49ers' placekicker added a chapter to his nightmarish season when his only field-goal attempt, a 38-yarder, clanged off the top of the left upright in the third quarter of San Francisco's 28-24 win over Atlanta on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game. Akers, who was among the first players to leave for the team bus, was asked if he expected to kick in San Francisco's final game. "I'm here until they tell me otherwise," Akers said outside the locker room. Akers, who has missed 15 of his past 38 attempts dating back to Week 3, earned the right to kick in the postseason after he survived a weeklong practice competition this month with Billy Cundiff, who was waived Friday.

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January 21, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Bring back Billy Cundiff... PLEASE!!!


I could use the laugh.

January 21, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bring back Billy Cundiff... PLEASE!!! I could use the laugh.

Thanks. I needed a laugh.

January 21, 2013  08:05 AM ET

Damn he should.

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January 21, 2013  08:17 AM ET
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Coming from the left hash mark you could tell right away that the kick wasn't going to be a gimme.

Hell - a PAT isn't a gimme anymore for Akers!

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January 21, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Did the Niners get this guy from Honest Andy's Used Football Players?

January 21, 2013  08:48 AM ET

He thinks the threats he's getting now are bad? If he blows a kick in the Superbowl and it causes them to lose he'll have to move to another country.

January 21, 2013  08:57 AM ET

HOW BOUT DEM NINERS !!!!

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January 21, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bring back Billy Cundiff... PLEASE!!! I could use the laugh.

Why would they release Akers?

January 21, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

kickers are paid to make kicks.

Really? What a profound statement.

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January 21, 2013  09:25 AM ET

I love Akers from his days in Philly... but the guy is a complete headcase right now.

He's only made 16 of 25 (64%) since the bye week. Making him arguably the worst kicker in the league this year.

He's thinking way too much on the pressure kicks. Given a clutch scenario, I think he's near-guaranteed to choke.

Personally I'd feel more comfortable with a no-name free agent than Akers going up against his old special teams coach.

January 21, 2013  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Why would they release Akers?

I dont know...

Maybe because he sucks right now?

January 21, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Bring back Billy Cundiff... PLEASE!!! I could use the laugh.

Dan Bailey should also be looking for work..

January 21, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Dan Bailey should also be looking for work..

Hey now!!!


Nothing wrong with MY kicker... ;^)

January 21, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

... He's only made 16 of 25 (64%) since the bye week. Making him arguably the worst kicker in the league this year. ...

Meanwhile, at a sports bar in Phoenix, Neil Rackers raises his beer and says "Sucks to be you, kid."

January 21, 2013  10:12 AM ET

He's great kicker.

 
January 21, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Consider him Booted!!!!

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