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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Justin Medlock, drafted by KC, cut after first game. Pre-draft comments follow: Justin Medlock, UCLA: Saved his best season for last – converting 28-of-32 field goal attempts, including a long of 51 yards, and all of his extra points. Medlock ...

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Old 11-05-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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OK, we need a new kicker, but who's available?

Justin Medlock, drafted by KC, cut after first game. Pre-draft comments follow:

Justin Medlock, UCLA: Saved his best season for last – converting 28-of-32 field goal attempts, including a long of 51 yards, and all of his extra points. Medlock has a very strong leg and gets good leg whip behind the ball to drive it on long attempts, while also showing consistency on the depth and hang times of his kickoffs. He has had a few off-field issues that remain on his player profile, but most teams seemed to review that with him in-depth at the East-West Shrine Game.

His workouts were very impressive as he consistently banged through his longer field goal attempts and also drove the ball inside the goal-line on most kickoffs. He is not one to lose confidence, but he can frustrate a special teams coach because he appears to have a chip on his shoulder at times. However, that stems from his high confidence level.

He has the ability to be taken in the later rounds for a team that would develop him over the next few years, though he'll initially be used for kickoffs. He's a solid choice for playoff contenders like the New Orleans Saints or even a team like the Washington Redskins, who have run through veteran kickers at a rapid pace the past few seasons.

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Old 11-05-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: OK, we need a new kicker, but who's available?

Whilst the Saints are thinking................
Me! I can't do any worse than Mare before Christmas.


Seriously. Just how difficult is it? I tell you that any Rugby League kicker could kick an egg thru them posts anything up to 30 yards, from the sidelines. I wonder how far if they kick with the luxury of being straight on, i.e. in front of the posts.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: OK, we need a new kicker, but who's available?

Ola Kimrin. Always go with the european guy, I saw him hit a 65 yarder in practise this summer and hit a 56-yarder to put the Swedish championship game into overtime this fall (which he won with a 41 yarder). Played for the Redskins, Been in camp with Denver, Cowboys, Dolphins, played in NFLE. Holds the unofficial NFL record with 65 yards (preseason game).
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Connor Hughes. We should have kept him when we had the chance now we need to cut Mare and pick him up immediately.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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Re: OK, we need a new kicker, but who's available?

Off the subject, but did you guys see Janikowski hit the upright from 65 on Sunday?
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:28 AM   #6
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Re: OK, we need a new kicker, but who's available?

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Off the subject, but did you guys see Janikowski hit the upright from 65 on Sunday?

Yup. Not a Raiders fan but I was pulling for him to make it.

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