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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans - Pro Football Weekly Mind games haunting Saints' Mare Nov. 9, 2007 The Saints are nearing a zero-tolerance policy with PK Olindo Mare, the way we hear it. Mare, an 11-year veteran, is 6-of-12 on field-goal attempts, which ...

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

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Mind games haunting Saints' Mare

Nov. 9, 2007


The Saints are nearing a zero-tolerance policy with PK Olindo Mare, the way we hear it. Mare, an 11-year veteran, is 6-of-12 on field-goal attempts, which places him at the bottom of the league in accuracy, and is just 1-of-5 on kicks of 40 yards or longer. He battled a groin injury early in the season but appears to have recovered from it — on kickoffs he’s regularly booting the ball into the endzone for touchbacks. Sources say Mare’s issues are all mental. In the past month, New Orleans has invited Martin Gramatica, Mike Vanderjagt, Billy Cundiff and other free agents to work out, but none has been convincing in his audition for Saints personnel. Our source in New Orleans says 45 yards is Mare’s ceiling right now, and the Saints will keep their offense on the field in fourth-down situations if it can’t move the ball past the opposition’s 30-yard line. We hear Jaguars PK Josh Scobee is a week or two away from returning from a quadriceps injury, but once he is healthy, Jacksonville may release his replacement, John Carney. Carney, who was with the Saints from 2001 to '06, could end up in New Orleans once again before the season is done.

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

god i hope so.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

I thought he was going to be cut this past Monday.
I still say he's done in the Big Easy.
All I want right now is John Carney back in New Orleans.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #4
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

damn is it that hard to find a half decent kicker?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:11 PM   #5
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

Originally Posted by NEXTPROBOWLER View Post
damn is it that hard to find a half decent kicker?
It's very hard to find a PK at this time of the season, not as bad as looking for a corner but still not an easy task.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #6
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Carney! Yes!
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:42 PM   #7
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

stickin with my prediction from other thread
mare goes 3 for 3 against rams
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:49 PM   #8
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

I hope you're right, but coach Payton did sound like he was giving up on Mare. Boy do I want Carney Back
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:13 AM   #9
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
I hope you're right, but coach Payton did sound like he was giving up on Mare. Boy do I want Carney Back
He used the word "yet" in his quote. I am not giving up on him "Yet" which sounds like there is a point out there in the foreseeable future that he 'will have given up.'

I am ways liked carney.
after the "river city relay" he could have lost confidence. gotten into his own head. maybe even "Should have" gotten into his head. I would have.

he didn't.he came back and his accuracy for the next few years was every thing you look for.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:24 AM   #10
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Re: Zero Tolerance for Mare; Carney in the picture?

Nope he will not be cut. He will do the kickoffs and maybe split the FG duties if anything happens. Say hello to two kicker again this year if it happens
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