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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; What are your thoughts on our kicker situation? Confident with Shayne Graham going forward? Or do you like Derek Dimke who came out in the 2012 draft, has been on two preseason teams in two years and hasn't stuck? Or ...

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Kicker situation

What are your thoughts on our kicker situation? Confident with Shayne Graham going forward? Or do you like Derek Dimke who came out in the 2012 draft, has been on two preseason teams in two years and hasn't stuck? Or do you hope we bring in someone else to compete?
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Kicker situation

It's a stupid position to settle for mediocrity, but we seem to have been stuck there for a while. There were a couple of good ones in the draft, but we were to busy adding to our safety collection...
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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I think Graham will be the guy. SP seems to stick to his guns with kickers.
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It's a stupid position to settle for mediocrity, but we seem to have been stuck there for a while. There were a couple of good ones in the draft, but we were to busy adding to our safety collection...
I can see the value in Sunseri as more of a special teams ace, since special teams have been an area we needed to upgrade the last couple years. But picking up Ty Zimmerman and Pierre Warren as UDFA's when we needed a kicker makes me scratch my head. Maybe they are waiting for the kickers to be cut to bring one in?
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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I think Graham will be the guy. SP seems to stick to his guns with kickers.
SP does stick with players, but I think we stuck with Hartley a little too long at times
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:32 PM   #6
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Re: Kicker situation

Graham missed those two kicks in one game. On one of those our back up QB didn't turn the laces out and the other was a long attempt in swirling winds.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #7
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Bring Hartley back!

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Old 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #8
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KICKALICIOUS!!!

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Old 05-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #9
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I had more confidence in Hartley than I do the guys currently on the roster.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:01 PM   #10
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I like Graham. He's more dependable than any rookie we would potentially be bringing in. But he obviously doesn't have the big leg. The 45-50 yard field goals aren't going to happen. But with this offense I'm OK with that. When we bog down it seems to be close to the goaline or in the red zone. Doesn't seem to me we're often getting stuck on the 30 or 35.
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