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Old 02-04-2010, 05:02 PM   #91
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lol.. going down memory lane. This seems like years ago now.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:32 PM   #92
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Yeah sometimes you've got to stick with a guy for awhile. I think that if he gets the coaching he needs and just sticks it somewhere for a couple of years he'll be fine. Maybe no Feagles or Hunter the Punter, but who is?
What is it with kickers? It's not like kicking in the NFL is any more complex than kicking in college. My theory is that kickers (and punters) are the biggest head cases in the league. Just look at how FG percentages have plummeted this post-season compared to the regular season.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #93
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What is it with kickers? It's not like kicking in the NFL is any more complex than kicking in college. My theory is that kickers (and punters) are the biggest head cases in the league. Just look at how FG percentages have plummeted this post-season compared to the regular season.
I guess just the pressures of doing it at a higher level and being expected to make the bigger kicks, whereas in college it's not terribly uncommon to miss some of the ones that should be nearly guaranteed.

As far as head cases, maybe.. I bet like the mechanics of a QB it's got to be extremely tough to change the mechanics of a kicker. I've never played high level football but it seems like the kickers never got much coaching, once you're a kicker you're a kicker and you're good or not good. I mean I've seen some guys told to kick with a higher trajectory or whatever, but I wonder how technical the coaching gets. Can't say that I've heard much about foot placement, approach, etc like you do footwork with linemen; but maybe that's just because linemen are "sexier" than kickers to talk about.

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Old 02-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #94
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Hey I started this thread! lol
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ummm... congrats? haha
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #96
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ummm... congrats? haha
lol I just thought it was amusing someone bumped an old ass thread.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:48 PM   #97
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Hahaha.. I bumped it. I figured it was better than starting a new one about Durant Brooks. Can't really start a brand new thread about a failed drafted punter..

I do hope he does well, but still -- what a wasted pick.. It was the sixth round, but...

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10. Gary Anderson
After being taken in the seventh round of the 1982 draft with the 171st selection, this kicker went on to do great things. He retired in 2003 as the league’s leading scorer with 2,226 points and topped the all-time field goal-list with 521 converted kicks in 650 tries (80.2 percent).
9. Dante Hall
This lightning-fast kick-return specialist was selected with the 153rd pick of the 2000 draft. With four kickoff/punt returns for touchdowns in 2003, he stands out as one of the game’s brightest young stars.
8. Zach Thomas
He is the anchor of the Miami Dolphins’ defensive core but it comes as a shock to many that this all-star linebacker was taken in the fifth round with the 154th overall pick in 1996.
7. Joe Horn
In 1996, a young wide receiver from Itawamba Junior College was selected with the 135th pick overall. Hundreds of cell phone bills later, this standout receiver for the New Orleans Saints has proven that greatness can be found even in round five.
6. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
In the fifth round of the 2000 draft, a young defensive end was taken from San Diego State University. In only three years in the NFL, KGB has turned himself into a quarterback’s worst nightmare and one of the Packer’s all-star ends.
5. Marc Bulger
He started as a young gun at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, moved his way to West Virginia University and is now the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. That’s not too shabby for a man taken in the sixth round with the 168th pick.
4. Stephen Davis
In the fourth round of the 1996 draft, a young Auburn running back was taken with the 102nd pick overall. Seven years later, Stephen Davis led the Carolina Panthers to their first Super Bowl appearance and a Pro-Bowl appearance for himself.
3. Ahman Green
A perennial all-star, Ahman Green was a little-known running back from Nebraska when he was selected with the 76th pick overall in 1998. Since then, he’s been nothing short of amazing for the Green Bay Packers, helping them balance a prolific offensive machine.
2. Terrell Davis
Running behind John Elway and the Denver Broncos, Davis led his team to consecutive Super Bowls in 1998 and 1999. However, it was a far cry from 1995 when Davis was taken in the sixth round with the 196th overall pick.
1. Tom Brady
By now the entire country knows his story, but it is always worth repeating. Brady was taken in the sixth round with the 199th overall selection in 2000 and went on to lead his team to two Super Bowls in three years and earn a Super Bowl MVP. His performance makes him one of the greatest late-round selections of all time.

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Old 02-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #98
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I think Rocca will still beat him out. If he somehow does win, the Iggles special teams will tank quite a bit.
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