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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I must say it sure was nice to see 3 straight kicks not returnable and also a 48 yard field goal dead center and hit into the net. Haven't seen anything like that since Morton Anderson. In the dome opposing ...

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Old 08-20-2007, 10:38 AM   #1
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I must say it sure was nice to see 3 straight kicks not returnable and also a 48 yard field goal dead center and hit into the net. Haven't seen anything like that since Morton Anderson. In the dome opposing teams will start on the 20 95% of times I figure.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: Mare

Starting drive field position is certainly a huge factor in defending drives. Having a team start inside their 30 yl repeatedly and making them march long drives to score will put alot more pressure on them and provide more opportunities to create turnovers or stall them with a big defensive play along with giving our offense good field position in return.

I agree, having someone capable of causing touchbacks and forcing opponents to work a long field more often will be beneficial over the course of games. I think we may miss Carney's high percentage accuracy at some point in the season though.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:21 AM   #3
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Re: Mare

Yeah, Olindo Mare is a great pick up for us, especially when you consider that we only gave up a 6th round draft choice for him. I don't know why we don't have Carney anymore but he was getting old, even for a kicker.
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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Re: Mare

yeah he has one solid kick
this should put us in a better position to score if the O can't get it done
3 is always better then nothing
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: Mare

Don't forget that no one gets hurt on a touchback.

Plus we know kick coverage hasn't been our strength. With the new guys we have now, if Karney was still kicking, who knows where they'd start. Mare is worth 8-9 yards.

great move
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:18 AM   #6
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And don't forget we had two kickers on last season's playoff team (extra spot)
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:25 AM   #7
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Mare was a great pick-up. However, he just needs to dump that #2 and it will be fine.
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