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Old 01-06-2010, 10:52 AM   #11
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Would someone please label me as a Thomas Morestead lover......err that didn't come out right. Since I've been a member of this board this is possibly the first time that I haven't agreed with Danno. I respect Danno's opinion because it's hard to disagree with his logic. However, I have been a big fan of the move(and yes it's because he played Rugby)I'm just glad he's doing as well as he is.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:55 AM   #12
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Re: Morstead Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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The Punter is less crucial to a team's success than ANY other position on the field. Well, maybe long snapper is.
Well him pinning teams deep is crucial..that fumble recovery for a td that was called back had a lot to do with Moorstead pinning them deep..No?.It will comne into play in the playoffs ..its called winning the field position battle.
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Well him pinning teams deep is crucial..that fumble recovery for a td that was called back had a lot to do with Moorstead pinning them deep..No?.It will comne into play in the playoffs ..its called winning the field position battle.
Thats what Punters are supposed to do. Morstead isn't the only punter who pins teams deep.

It doesn't change the fact that its the least important position on the team, and we burned 2 draft picks in a 4 pick draft to get one.
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Thats what Punters are supposed to do. Morstead isn't the only punter who pins teams deep.

It doesn't change the fact that its the least important position on the team, and we burned 2 draft picks in a 4 pick draft to get one.
And thats excactly why he was worth the picks to me..he's doing his job..it will come into play in the playoffs...this i do believe..
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Re: Morstead Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

If "ifs", and "buts".......... you all know the rest.....
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Re: Morstead Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

I liked the move. Double duty and kicks further than Hartly. We are gonna want to pin teams back on the 9 yard line in the playoffs.
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I liked the move. Double duty and kicks further than Hartly. We are gonna want to pin teams back on the 9 yard line in the playoffs.
Yes indeed...and i think were set at Punter for a long time.. It wasnt that long ago that we were struggling at this position...
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Yes indeed...and i think were set at Punter for a long time.. It wasnt that long ago that we were struggling at this position...
Like perhaps week 16 of this year?

He ranks near last in almost every punting category.
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He ranks near last in almost every punting category.
That's not a fair point, Danno. The Saints have the best offense in the league. They didn't have a lot of 3-and-outs, save the last 3 games, so they punted closer to the other teams' endzone more than most other teams did.

I didn't like the picks given up for a punter due to the fact that the Saints didn't have a lot of draft picks last year but I think that he's playing well enough to make it easier to accept.
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Re: Morstead Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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That's not a fair point, Danno. The Saints have the best offense in the league. They didn't have a lot of 3-and-outs, save the last 3 games, so they punted closer to the other teams' endzone more than most other teams did.

I didn't like the picks given up for a punter due to the fact that the Saints didn't have a lot of draft picks last year but I think that he's playing well enough to make it easier to accept.
No they didn't. And if that were the case he'd rank pretty high in either punts Inside the 20 or Touchbacks. He ranks near the bottom of those rankings too, and that is adjusted for number of punts.

Sports Illustrated and NFL.com both have him ranked outside of the top 34 punters in the league. There are only 32 teams, he ranks 34th.

To be fair, the rankings didn't include week 17 yet and he pinned about 4 punts inside the 20.

He's probably going to be a good punter one day, but right now he's nothing but a promising rookie that we gave up too much for.

I'm glad we got him, I'm not happy about what it cost us.
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