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Old 03-13-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Saints | Mare a possibility
Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:54:45 -0800

Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports the New Orleans Saints were one of the teams mentioned by agent Drew Rosenhaus as a likely destination for unrestricted free-agent PK Olindo Mare (Dolphins).



I'm a little suprised by all of this interest by the Saints in a kicker considering Carney's performance last year. I thought it was an improvement over the year (or two) before.

I saw two other teams were interested in him. That surprises me too as I have never been all that keen on him. I guess he's alright, but it seems like he's a hot commodity all the sudden.
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Old 03-14-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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If I had to choose between Mare, Carney and Vanderjackass, I pick Carney everytime.
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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I thought at the end of the season that Carney would be around for another season.
I was a little surprised that the Saints let him go....
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Old 04-11-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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nothing against Carney, but for god sakes you can not carry two kickers. I like John and wish him all the luck in the world for him and his family. Now to fork over a 6th round pick for Mare I still have trouble with it. I am going to call on God's sake one more time.
MIAMI WAS NOT GOING TO CARRY TWO KICKERS EITHER.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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I'm not a big Mare fan either but hopefully he'll regain form kicking indoors. I guess we don't have to carry two kickers anymore.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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First, let me say that it's nice to be back. Second, I'm not sure that this was a wise move considering that Carney was 23 of 25, with one of the two misses from beyond 50 yards, and Mare was 26 of 36, with 5 misses from beyond the 50. Even if you remove the 50+ yard misses from the equation, that still leaves Carney at 23 of 24 (96%) and Mare at 26 of 31 (84%).
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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I am not sure if it's a good idea to get rid of a player who was 23-25 in field goals. Hopefully, Mare will be just as good. It sickens me too that the Saints gave up a 6th round pick for Mare. The Saints did have major issues with kickoffs, so maybe this will turn out good. The happiest guy on the roster should be Steve Weatherford. This move pretty much secures his job with the Saints. I was betting that they would keep Mitch Berger since he is pretty good with kickoffs. Still might happen, but the move to go with Mare makes Weatherford more likely to win the job. I will miss John Carney. He was an excellent kicker for the Saints, and is a great person. Hopefully, he will not sign with the Falcons and kick us out of the playoffs... LOL.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:24 PM   #8
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I read somewhere (ESPN I think) that Mare has more touchbacks than anyone else active.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:29 PM   #9
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I think it was a good pick up. It will add years to Mare's NFL life
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:21 AM   #10
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I read somewhere (ESPN I think) that Mare has more touchbacks than anyone else active.
Yep...... and THAT is the reason for the signing.

I have mixed fellings about Carney. Lasy year he was good on points but week on kickoffs. He recovered well from that extra (not) point after the "relay".

Carney said kinda nice words too when he left. I guess he liked his time with us.
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