Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; You might recall the last game of the 2003 season when the Saints scored on the final play of the game with a series of laterals now referred to as the "River City Relay". You might also recall this game ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2007, 12:48 AM   #1
500th Post
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Moss Point, MS
Posts: 510
Blog Entries: 1
Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

You might recall the last game of the 2003 season when the Saints scored on the final play of the game with a series of laterals now referred to as the "River City Relay". You might also recall this game was pivotal because a "win" could have put them in a playoff spot. You might also remember the opponent was the Jacksonville Jaguars. And so it was, Saints were down by 7 points, scored on the final play, then awaited the extra point to send the game into overtime and keep the Saints playoff hopes alive. Then the unexpected happened, John Carney missed the extra point, only the 4th missed extra point in his career, 2 of which were blocked, and the Saints ended their season with a 20-19 loss to the Jaguars.

Now here we are in 2007, Saints are hosting the Jags in the Dome in another somewhat pivotal game in what appears to be a very close matchup where it's very likely this contest could be decided by a field goal. The irony of course is that John Carney, cut this year by the Saints, is now the field goal kicker for the Jaguars.

Is this the end of the story, or will Carney curse the Saints' winning streak and playoff contentions again?

Saint4
Saintsfan4ever is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 01:09 AM   #2
Drunkagen
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: kenner
Posts: 356
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

ummm...then we can boo...right hagan?
thats a pretty depressing scenario saintsfan....

i'm gonna hafta play the crow slots on this one and say Saints don't give him the opportunity
Saints 34 (again)
Jags 17 (carney fg meaningless)
phatoosdey is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 08:35 AM   #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 40
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

Originally Posted by Saintsfan4ever View Post
You might also recall this game was pivotal because a "win" could have put them in a playoff spot.
I wish people would stop saying this.

Carney did NOT..

i repeat...

CARNEY DID NOT.....cost us a playoff spot that year.

The Saints were TECHNICALLY alive for a playoff spot heading into the game, but they didn't control their own destiny. The Seahawks finished 10-6, so a Saints victory over the Jags would have been meaningless.
BlackHoleSlam is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
500th Post
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Moss Point, MS
Posts: 510
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

I said, "this game was pivotal because a Win could have put them in a playoff spot".

Ok, the operative word in that sentence is could. C-o-u-l-d , if I had said "would" in place of "could" in that sentence then it would change the statement from a probability to a definitive.
If you need any more assistance with the english language, please let me know.
Saintsfan4ever is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #5
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,838
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

Regardless, I never forgave Carney for that screw-up. Missing an extra point (not having it blocked, not having it dropped, just downright missing it) is unforgiveable in the pros.
LordOfEntropy is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
500th Post
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 980
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

I was listening to that game on the radio on my way to work. I never heard Hokie scream like that EVER!
mighty12 is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 07:53 PM   #7
DARE TO ENTER
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Home Sweet Home, NEW ORLEANS, La.
Posts: 1,154
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

I still have a lot of love for Carney, but his leg won't even factor in the outcome of the game. A SAINTS VICTORY!!!!!!!!
blacksaint is offline  
Old 11-01-2007, 08:14 PM   #8
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,403
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

Carney cost me a TV set...
I was besides myself when he missed the kick.
LongTimeFan is offline  
Old 11-04-2007, 05:31 PM   #9
Drunkagen
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: kenner
Posts: 356
Re: Could Carney kick Saints where it hurts, again?

yeah that didn't happen :-p
phatoosdey is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2014 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts