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Bengals sign ex-Browns kicker Austin Seibert (wrong Austin, dummies)

Big Blue Nation is quite tired of seeing the same inconsistent kickers shuffled around the NFL while Austin MacGinnis is sitting at home by the phone after going 10 for 10 in the XFL earlier this year, among all those daggers he hit for the Cats back in college. (Like this one to beat NFL MVP Lamar Jackson on his own dirt.)

In the latest infuriating kicker signing from the league, the Cincinnati Bengals claimed Austin Seibert, not Austin MacGinnis, off waivers. Seibert was a Cleveland Brown in Week 1, but was let go yesterday after he missed a field goal and an extra point in a loss to Lamar Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens.

Seibert was picked up by the Bengals two days before Cincinnati travels to Cleveland to play the Browns on Thursday Night Football. He’s an insurance policy with the status of Randy Bullock’s calf and credibility still in the air.

Between this and last night’s Titans game, the Austin MacGinnis Fan Club is a wounded fan club today. Just give a him a chance already.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Bengals sign ex-Browns kicker Austin Seibert (wrong Austin, dummies)

  1. CJKAssassin123
    3:15 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    The Amount of disrespect Austin McGinnis has received from all 32 NFL franchises is with out a doubt completely ridiculous and utterly appalling. They guy deserves a chance. He has the clutch gene in his DNA. He would have easily made that 27 yard field goal Sloman Missed in the win against Dallas. How do you miss a 27 yard FG? Especially at the NFL Level? Just plan pathetic and sad.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:08 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

      My heart agrees, but my head tells me there’s something about him we don’t know, like *maybe* he’s a hair of a split second slow on getting the ball in the air. Like I said in the show thread the other day, we’ve seen tons of guys who were great QBs or 3 point shooters in college, but not so in the pros because their release was just a tad too slow against bigger, faster competition.

      That’s all just speculation, but I just figure there has to be a reason so many teams have passed him over. Who knows why? Maybe I’m wrong (I hope so) and someone signs him and he does great. I would have loved to have seen him nailing last second game winners for the Bengals.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      5:11 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

      And you’re 100% right about the clutch factor. I wish some of those coaches would watch his game winners against UL and MSU that year.

  2. runningunnin.454
    5:20 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    I never noticed his being slow with the kicks; and, he would have faster NFL protection. It’s amazing; already I’ve seen NFL kickers miss gimmee FG’s, and even PATs; the Steelers missed a PAT last night.
    Austin has that clutch gene, and thrives on pressure.
    It’s mind-boggling; and, I’m starting to get pist off.

  3. UKgrad80
    12:11 pm September 16, 2020 Permalink

    He has tried out for many teams but can not make their roster so there must be a disconnect somewhere.