Forbath has been fine on FGAs, which is the main priority for a kicker, but we all know that one of the very important aspects of the game which often goes underappreciated is field position, and there's a huge trade-off with Forbath when it comes to kick-offs. Looking at his kick-offs, you would think he was still kicking it from the 30-yd line like they used to, instead of from the 35. He can almost never even get it into the end zone and routinely kicks it to about the 5-yd, which always give a returner a chance, especially if the kick has a low hang-time. And what should only happen one in a blue moon - kicking to only the 10 - seems to happen all too often.
His kickoffs have been horrendous the last 2 games, but luckily our opponents weren't able to exploit it. However, it's only a matter of time before we start giving up great field position to teams if he can't get it sorted out. Some kickers are just more skilled with FGs and don't have the leg for long kick-offs, which is curious when they don't have issues with long FGAs, but I've always wondered why punters don't try to learn to do kickoffs, especially the ones that have very strong legs. Clearly, kicking FGs is an entirely different animal than punting, but how hard can kicking off be for a punter to learn? It would be sweet if Rocca could learn to boom kickoffs for touchbacks and we only had to rely on Forbath for FGAs.