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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to NBC's Peter King, the Saints will audition free agent kickers this week after Garrett Hartley missed a potential game-winning 29-yard field goal in overtime Sunday. Hartley was clutch during the Saints' Super Bowl run last year, but his ...

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Old 09-26-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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According to NBC's Peter King, the Saints will audition free agent kickers this week after Garrett Hartley missed a potential game-winning 29-yard field goal in overtime Sunday.

Hartley was clutch during the Saints' Super Bowl run last year, but his leash got a bit shorter when he blew two field goals in the NFL opener two weeks ago. The Saints will reportedly work out veteran consultant John Carney this week. Other free agents include Shayne Graham, Kris Brown, and Matt Stover. Sep. 26 - 7:56 pm et

Source: Peter King on Twitter

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Old 09-26-2010, 08:05 PM   #2
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Stover and Brown are solid. Maybe this is just a threat.
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Yeah I think we need a veteran prescence I vote for Brown. Hartley is way to inconsistent and he missed a game winning field goal from about 10 inches away. We should've won this damn game. Good call coach.
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im pretty sure I would rather go for it on everydown then carney kick....
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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Get Hartley's A** outta New Orleans.....thanks for the ring man but its bizness
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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I'm kinda on the fence. Hartley is a good kicker, he just needs to get it together. All 3 of his misses this year have basically been the same kick, a wide left miss.
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I think the success of last year went to Hartley's head quite a bit, and I mean that in the most negative way possible. A friend of mine works at a bar in New Orleans that will remained unnamed, and Hartley was in the establishment one night. She was bartending, and he was pulling some stupid stunts. When she called him on it, he pulled the "Don't you know who I am?" routine. She looked him dead in the face, and said "I don't give a flying f&%$ who you are. Shape up or ship out!"

All that aside, he has one job in the NFL and that is to kick the damn ball through the uprights and he apparently isn't very good at that. Like DrewDat said, it's a business. If he can't get the job done, there are plenty of others out there that would love the opportunity to do what he can't.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:48 PM   #8
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That was quick

I had hoped we had this position solved for the next 10 years
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #9
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I can't believe that Sean Payton and Garrett Hartley blew this win over Atlanta for our Saints.

First of all, why kick it on 1st down with over 9 minutes left on the OT clock when you could still keep driving toward a TD for a more "in your face" win?

Secondly, Hartley over-thought a simple straight ahead kick and pushed it to the left for the miss! What? Are you freaking kidding me? Put it straight through the damn uprights man! You're in a Dome, for crying out loud! You don't have to compensate for wind or anything!!!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
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I can't believe that Sean Payton and Garrett Hartley blew this win over Atlanta for our Saints.

First of all, why kick it on 1st down with over 9 minutes left on the OT clock when you could still keep driving toward a TD for a more "in your face" win?
I agree; no way you put the ball in the kickers hands with first down on the 11. PT had been running the ball pretty well that drive, should have kept running until at least 3rd down.
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