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Garrett Hartley and John Kasay will have open competition for Saintsí kicker job

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I like both but would love for Kasey to stick around another year. I know thats blasphemy to some....

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:24 AM   #11
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I like both but would love for Kasey to stick around another year. I know thats blasphemy to some.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:51 AM   #12
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Hartley:

1. In three year in the NFL has yet to play 16 games in one season.

2. FG % has been on the decline since year 1.

3. In 2010 he was only 66% from 20-29 yards.

4. In 2010 FG% across the NFL he was 28th.

5. In 2010 FG% 20-29 yards he was 38th.


I do not see where he is "Money".... Actually his leg has cost us in a few vital games... OT Chip shot from the 19 yard line miss against Atlanta ring a bell?

We beat the Colts 31-17... How did Hartley win a Super Bowl? 31-9 still equals 22-17 victory.

Where in the hell is all of this love coming from?
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:58 AM   #13
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Not a big sHartley fan. He cost us some big games. His miss in the ATL game cost us HFA in 2010. With a week off to heal our team, we win it all that year.

I'd rather have Kasay, but I'm afraid his contract will force us to keep him.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:34 PM   #14
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Hartley's Stat's look bad he got some kicks in crutial times but he has a lot to prove. To be an elite kicker he has a long way to go. When this starts I will be glad to know we have Kasay.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:24 AM   #15
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Kasay. Take the hit on the cap and be done with it already...

But open competition - it's the American Way...


...except when a bunch of Tammany Hall or Daley Chicago Machine types have got the fix in...
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:37 AM   #16
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It would not be impossible to keep both. I'm never nervous with Kasay. One of the games all-time bests. Hartley having to prove himself may be the final motivation he needs. It's Hartley's job to earn. Kasay won't lose it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:57 AM   #17
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It would not be impossible to keep both. I'm never nervous with Kasay. One of the games all-time bests. Hartley having to prove himself may be the final motivation he needs. It's Hartley's job to earn. Kasay won't lose it.
Great snapshot point - but, if playing in the NFL and getting paid like that is not enough motivation...

well, then Hartlet needs to join the Ma-rines and spend some time with R. Lee Ermey...
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