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An early look at the Saints’ kicker battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by MatthewT I am seriously uncertain what Payton is looking for. Over the past many years the Saints have had very nice kickers, and by that I am talking about guys who were exceptionally reliable 40 yards and ...

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #11
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I am seriously uncertain what Payton is looking for. Over the past many years the Saints have had very nice kickers, and by that I am talking about guys who were exceptionally reliable 40 yards and under. Even the best kickers in the league get shaky on kicks more than 40 yards. When you have one of the top punters in the NFL, you really shouldn't be attempting many long field goals anyway. If the FG is over 45 yards, I say use your punter and pin the other guys deep and play field position.
A lot of Saints games are decided by 3 or less. Imagine how many of those games we could of won with a long FG. Also, the morale of the team drops when FG's are missed after a long drive.
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Re: An early look at the Saints’ kicker battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker

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A lot of Saints games are decided by 3 or less. Imagine how many of those games we could of won with a long FG. Also, the morale of the team drops when FG's are missed after a long drive.
Or even by an accurate short FG. Just sayin'...
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Re: An early look at the Saints’ kicker battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker

Everytime last year when we went to kick I always had a bad feeling.... I want to have a confident feeling like of 50 yards yep its money.... Lets see if one of these guys can be that consistent reliable kicker for us....
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Re: An early look at the Saints’ kicker battle between Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker

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My guess is we still bring in a veteran to camp.
There is not a whole lot of them out there that I would like or that are better than Graham that we just cut.
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