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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Shayne Graham is an 85% career field goal kicker but he doesn't have as strong a leg as Rackers did and Rackers is something like 90% over his last four seasons. Either one is perfectly fine with me - although ...

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Old 11-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #61
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Shayne Graham is an 85% career field goal kicker but he doesn't have as strong a leg as Rackers did and Rackers is something like 90% over his last four seasons. Either one is perfectly fine with me - although I still remember that kick Rackers blew against the Packers at the end of regulation during the 2009 playoffs.

But either one is fine. Either one would be better than Fartley.

I miss John Kasay. I really do.
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Shayne Graham is an 85% career field goal kicker but he doesn't have as strong a leg as Rackers did and Rackers is something like 90% over his last four seasons. Either one is perfectly fine with me - although I still remember that kick Rackers blew against the Packers at the end of regulation during the 2009 playoffs.

But either one is fine. Either one would be better than Fartley.

I miss John Kasay. I really do.
I wouldn't hold a missed kick from 2009 against Rackers, like I wouldn't keep Hartley for a FG made in 2009.
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Shayne Graham is an 85% career field goal kicker but he doesn't have as strong a leg as Rackers did and Rackers is something like 90% over his last four seasons. Either one is perfectly fine with me - although I still remember that kick Rackers blew against the Packers at the end of regulation during the 2009 playoffs.

But either one is fine. Either one would be better than Fartley.

I miss John Kasay. I really do.
And John Carney too.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:37 PM   #64
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How was your heart when Hartley lined up to kick the FG in OT in the NFCC game?

Or when he set a Super Bowl record by kicking three 40 yd+ FGs.

There has NEVER in the history of the NFL been a kicker that was 100% and there never will be. Hell, even Morton Anderson was known to shank a few.

IMO, anytime a field goal is attempted, the offense has failed.
Sorry didn't see this question initially.
My heart was in my throat for totally different reasons at that point in the NFCC game that year. I felt good in the Superbowl because I thought we had a Morton reincarnation at that time, he was awesome.

HOWEVER, it all started with the Atlanta miss that cost us so dearly later in the season that planted the seed of doubt that every miss since then has fed making it grow into the enormous tree of doubt it is today.

If he had started splitting the uprights consistently this year, great. But nailing a 55 yarder outside in the cold and then going on a 2/6 streak just screams nutcase. He is more consistent on the road than in his own back yard. In a close game when we have to have three points, I just want a chance that doesn't depend on whether or not he is on his meds.
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2009 Hartley - In the back of my mind I knew there was a 15% chance he would miss.

2013 Hartley - In the back of my mind I knew there was a 50% chance he would make it.
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Stop the wishes.

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Sigh.........

Damn it, this head case is going to end up choking when it matters most
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I hope Hartley got the capital F grade.
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