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Old 11-20-2007, 09:18 PM   #1
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John Carney is available

John Carney is available
John Carney was released by the Jag's today.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:09 PM   #2
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Re: John Carney is available

There is no sense in picking up Carney again. At 4-6, just let Mare show what he can or can't do for the rest of the year. This season is pretty much over, baring a miracle. Maybe Mare can shake out of his funk and show us something good to look forward to next year. Yes, I am in a very bad mood tonight...
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:01 AM   #3
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I'm going to disagree with MatthewT here and say that we need to pick him up. I don't care if he can only kick it to the 15 yard line on kickoffs, we need to be able to get in field goal range and have faith in our kicker. We've had too many momentum killing 4th down calls because we don't trust Mare
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:26 AM   #4
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Re: John Carney is available

If the Saints are looking for re-threads, then here is another one;

Jaguars release Bouman following Garrard's return - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:58 AM   #5
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We pick him up because it sends a message to all of the other loafers and slugs: Bring your game EVERYWEEK, or your job is up for grabs. Week 1 or week 16, the policy is the same. I'm not ready to toss the season yet. 4 down and then 4 up. 2 down and....the script hasn't been played out yet. Let's not have it dictated to us - I'd like to see the guys give some kind of effort towards the "6 up" ending to this thing. It may not happen but it sets the tone going forward into 08' and beyond. These guys know what business they are in, and they know that team loyalty went out the door when free agency walked in. They are paid professionals; I'd like to see them act like it - every week!

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:28 AM   #6
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Re: John Carney is available

Mare was brought in mainly because of his ability, over Carney, to limit returns by making touchbacks. I think it would be interesting to see, if someone could do the research, how many touchback Mare has had this year, verses how many Carney had at this time last year. I think the results would be surprising, because, to be honest, I haven't seen Mare make too many touchbacks this year, or field goals for that matter.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:38 AM   #7
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Um, hands down, I sign Carney. Don't let last weeks 52 yarder fool you.
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
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He can't kick an extra point
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:32 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by mjf150 View Post
Mare was brought in mainly because of his ability, over Carney, to limit returns by making touchbacks. I think it would be interesting to see, if someone could do the research, how many touchback Mare has had this year, verses how many Carney had at this time last year. I think the results would be surprising, because, to be honest, I haven't seen Mare make too many touchbacks this year, or field goals for that matter.
Last year stats from nfl.com
Mare 24 TB's
Carney 5 TB's

This year
Mare 11 TB's
Carney 5 TB's
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:41 AM   #10
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Carney was 23 of 25 for the Saint's last year, that's 92% for those counting. Mare, on the other hand has made only 6 out of 12, or 50%, for the team this year. I would gladly keep a player with 92% coversion rate on FG's and less TB's, over a guy that makes only half of his FG's.
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