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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Former HCHS standout Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist with the New Orleans Saints. His first game with the 6-4 Saints will be Sunday, Nov. 26 at Atlanta. In his last preseason game in early August with the ...

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Old 11-23-2006, 07:41 AM   #1
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Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist

Former HCHS standout Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist with the New Orleans Saints. His first game with the 6-4 Saints will be Sunday, Nov. 26 at Atlanta.
In his last preseason game in early August with the Packers he had a 23 yard field in the third quarter and a second half kick off of 71 yards in the 17-3 loss to San Diego.
On August 17, the Green Bay Packers released the five year NFL veteran.
Cundiff, who was signed by Green Bay as a free agent in March, was limited to six games in 2005 with Dallas due to an injury.
In 53 career games with the Cowboys, Cundiff connected on 60-of-82 field-goal attempts (73.2 percent) and missed one extra-point conversion in 101 attempts. Cundiff's career-long field goal was a 56-yarder in 2005.
He holds the record (with three others) for most field goals in a game with seven against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football on Sept. 15, 2003.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=130069&rfi=6


Saints signed kicker Billy Cundiff.

He is expected to take over kickoffs and long field goals from 43-year-old John Carney, but is unlikely to be a fantasy option in New Orleans
ESPN's John Clayton reports Saints placekicker John Carney is expected to lose long field goals and kickoffs to Billy Cundiff.

We'd drop Carney in fantasy league immediately. Cundiff has a chance to eventually take over the starting job full time.
Source: ESPN Insider

Recent Career Field Goals PAT
............G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA. Pct Lng XPM XPA Pct .. Pts
Career ./53 2-2 .21-21 16-22 17-28 4-9 ...60 ...82 ..73.2 56 100 101 99.0 280

first Fast Freddie and now this. Trying to shore up the special Teams. Looking for who got the axe for this addition. this guy is not known for kicking thru the end zone. maybe better hang time? well shawn knows him from his time in Dallas. I would still perfer some additions from the wire on the Defensive side of things. but the kick-off have been killing us. lets hope he gets some air under it if he can not kick out of the end zone. any one seen him from his cowgirl days?
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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RE: Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist

thank god, I've been complaining about carneys kick offs for weeks
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Old 11-23-2006, 09:18 PM   #3
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RE: Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist

like i said he is not going to kick them through the end zone. lets pray it is hang time and directional.
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:23 PM   #4
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RE: Billy Cundiff has signed as a kickoff specialist

I am surprised that they got a spot just for one player. They must think this is important.
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:28 PM   #5
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The signing of Cundiff and McAfee this week means that the Saints are worried about their kick coverage unit and instead of dealing with it, they are going out and bringing in guys that can come in and improve on it. Thats good news.
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:18 AM   #6
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Cant remember where I saw the article but Cundiff is very well known in NFL special teams circles for having very long hangtimes on his Kickoffs
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:33 PM   #7
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Wow, long hangtimes on his kickoffs? I watched last Sunday's game agains the Falcons, and he didn't kick one into the endzone. So remind me, why did we sign this guy?
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