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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Danno Dimeke made all 4 kicks today, Graham 3 of 4. I'm leaning toward Dimeke, could be our kicker of the future. Yeah. It's been essentially even with Dimeke holding what I'd call a slight edge. All ...

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Old 08-26-2014, 02:07 PM   #11
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Dimeke made all 4 kicks today, Graham 3 of 4.

I'm leaning toward Dimeke, could be our kicker of the future.
Yeah. It's been essentially even with Dimeke holding what I'd call a slight edge. All we need now is a waterboy, and I'm still available...
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:14 PM   #12
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Idk. I hate not trusting the kicker. It was so automatic with Morton Anderson. I didnt even sweat. Now I get all queasy when our kickers line up. I'll never feel that sense of security again. I miss it.
I was thinking about that the other day, we had the best kicker in the NFL of all time. We also went nowhere. No thanks, I'll take this current kicker situation along with the queasy feeling.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
The G'nats are going to release K Brandon McManus (6' 3", 201 lbs)...

McManus routinely has kickoffs exit the endzone by ten (10) yds...

I'd like the Saints to claim him and bring him in for a look...[/B]
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:21 PM   #15
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I don't trust Graham. Bengals folks warned us that he's not a clutch kicker, and they had him in his prime. He missed a freakin' preseason extra point from 33 yards out this year...that tells me right there that he has lapses in concentration. And those misses in Seattle in the playoffs still doesn't sit too well for me, regardless of the weather or the "crowd" noise.

Give me Dimke.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
Kicker is the only position that I am aware of where college experience directly translates to NFL ability and experience. Most college kickers kick the majority of their career out doors so coming to the NFL may actually make things a little easier.

College crowds can be just as large and loud.
The defense doesn't affect a kickers accuracy.
Difference between the ball is a 1/2 a stripe and a very slight size difference.

Everything else is moot.

Now that I think about it, kicking is similar to golf.
I would say that is true 90% of the time. Although I wasn't alive at the time of Russell Erxleben, I've heard some terrifying stories.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:34 PM   #17
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I know Euphoria is not losing any sleep over the kicker situation. But you better believe Coach is, he is still plagued with Hartley nightmares.
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Pick whoever can kick off the deepest to give TM's leg some rest.

Then go for 2 all the time and go for it on 4th if we're on the plus side of the field. Nothing stops the B&G Express this year - ok, well just the celebration in NOLA in mid-February...
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:16 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by brees84 View Post
I saw a video of Hartley somewhere. Some sort of kicker clinic and he was trying 70 yds field goals. lol
Well, sure, he knew if he tried a 25-yarder he'd miss and look stupid. At least with the 70-yarder nobody expects him to make it.

Anyway, I'm Team Dimke, but I think we should keep both kickers.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Beastmode View Post
I was thinking about that the other day, we had the best kicker in the NFL of all time. We also went nowhere. No thanks, I'll take this current kicker situation along with the queasy feeling.
I'm sorry Beast, but I have to call bull**** on this one. I can think of at least two games last year that didn't happen for us because of one player's toe. When we're looking for a home field track to February, two games are huge!
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