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badboy
07-17-2011, 10:50 PM
Anyone concerned or will Turk be back? or someone else? Any UDFAs of interest or regular FAs for that matter?

drs23
07-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Anyone concerned or will Turk be back? or someone else? Any UDFAs of interest or regular FAs for that matter?

I'm pretty sure they've gotta run some legs through camp. Any one of those kids should be able to boot it more than 15-20 yds consistently. :spin:

I would imagine that Henry kid outta Florida's phone will be ringing. It probably already has.

badboy
07-17-2011, 11:27 PM
I'm pretty sure they've gotta run some legs through camp. Any one of those kids should be able to boot it more than 15-20 yds consistently. :spin:

I would imagine that Henry kid outta Florida's phone will be ringing. It probably already has.sarcasm right? His 2010 stats look pretty good to me.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/838/matt-turk

drs23
07-17-2011, 11:42 PM
sarcasm right? His 2010 stats look pretty good to me.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/838/matt-turk

Kinda, I guess. I know he put several punts downfield but I saw the dinks way too often. I think the position can be upgraded.

Norg
07-17-2011, 11:43 PM
We can deff find a better punter then Turk and one that might actually run down the field and tackle 2

badboy
07-17-2011, 11:47 PM
We can deff find a better punter then Turk and one that might actually run down the field and tackle 2Turk is known for tackling, but you seriously want your punter, probably the only one on the roster to run down field and tackle? :panic:

Ryan
07-18-2011, 12:01 AM
Maybe that Aggie we brought in last year or two years ago is finally ready.

Allstar
07-18-2011, 12:04 AM
I'd be shocked if we didn't bring in legitimate competition for Turk with the intention of upgrading.

badboy
07-18-2011, 12:12 AM
I'd be shocked if we didn't bring in legitimate competition for Turk with the intention of upgrading.Me, too, but bet he is our Turk is our punter.

Ole Miss Texan
07-18-2011, 10:35 AM
I like Turk and hope he has a great year for us. If not, why not try James Casey out there too? He's our backup everything! :thisbig:

CloakNNNdagger
07-18-2011, 11:21 AM
I like Turk and hope he has a great year for us. If not, why not try James Casey out there too? He's our backup everything! :thisbig:

Chas Henry went undrafted and he was on many draft boards as #1 with a 47.3 yd ave in 2010. He also can kick if ever ours is injured. He had a field goal winning kick in the Florida/Georgia game when Florida's kicker was out injured.

badboy
07-18-2011, 12:12 PM
I like Turk and hope he has a great year for us. If not, why not try James Casey out there too? He's our backup everything! :thisbig:Simply impossible as Casey will be our starting fullback, TE, kicker and I heard AJ better watch out.

Dutchrudder
07-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Chas Henry went undrafted and he was on many draft boards as #1 with a 47.3 yd ave in 2010. He also can kick if ever ours is injured. He had a field goal winning kick in the Florida/Georgia game when Florida's kicker was out injured.

Would have been a nice Mr. Irrelevant pick.


Turk is no longer under contract, but I expect him to get a vet min deal for at least camp/preseason. I really hope they bring in some new legs at punter though, we need to get a punter for the future in free agency.

HOU-TEX
07-18-2011, 12:24 PM
I didn't look at stats and don't care how good they might say he was...he was not good at all. Way too many shanks and dinkers when we needed distance.

IMO, we need a punter badly. However, due to the lack of off-season, he's probably going to get the nod.

CloakNNNdagger
07-18-2011, 12:30 PM
I didn't look at stats and don't care how good they might say he was...he was not good at all. Way too many shanks and dinkers when we needed distance.

IMO, we need a punter badly. However, due to the lack of off-season, he's probably going to get the nod.

On the other hand, it is probably easier to evaluate a punter's ability in a short time as to do so with other positions.

HOU-TEX
07-18-2011, 12:35 PM
On the other hand, it is probably easier to evaluate a punter's ability in a short time as to do so with other positions.

That's true, I thought that after I hit the submit button. I sure hope we bring in some good competition with or without Turk.

*edit* You know it's been a horrible off-season when HOU-TEX joins in a discussion about kickers. Kickers? Really?!

CloakNNNdagger
07-18-2011, 12:38 PM
Would have been a nice Mr. Irrelevant pick.


Turk is no longer under contract, but I expect him to get a vet min deal for at least camp/preseason. I really hope they bring in some new legs at punter though, we need to get a punter for the future in free agency.

An April impressive article about Henry (http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=article7&news_id=e7eedfe6-5fda-446f-b72b-9d68a5c771df)........would seem like an excellent acquisition if we pursue early........and punters don't typically go for big bucks.

Nation's Biggest Legs Look Forward to Pro Careers

In the vernacular of the game, they're called specialists. But the term really didn't apply to either Chas Henry or Alex Henery.

Both showed remarkable versatility as seniors in college.

Though Henry won the Ray Guy Award given to the country's top punter and was a consensus first-team all-America selection, he considers a game-winning field goal to beat Georgia in overtime as a personal highlight.

Will Hill appeared headed for the game-winning touchdown on an interception return but stepped out of bounds on the four-yard line. The Gators didn't move the ball and had to call upon Henry, who had missed three field goals in narrow losses to LSU and Mississippi State while filling in for injured kicker Caleb Sturgis.

He nailed the 37-yarder to deliver what coach Urban Meyer turned "the biggest win we've had" in his tenure at Florida. It was the first final-play game-winner for the Gators since 1989 in the first overtime game in the 95-year history of the storied rivalry with the Bulldogs.

"It was one of the greatest moments I’ve had in my career," Henry said. "We had lost to Mississippi State, our homecoming game, and that really hurt our spirits. But coming out and winning the next week in a big rivalry game, on the road, at Jacksonville, the stands were split 50-50.

"We thought we had won with Hill’s interception, but once we got the ball we knew we were going to win the game. It was great lesson in life of how to persevere and go through."

Nebraska's Henery is regarded a top NFL prospect because of his prolific career as a kicker but he was also a productive punter for the Cornhuskers. A first-team all-America kicker, he was a second-team all-Big 12 punter.

Henery made 18-of-19 field goal attempts during the regular season, 10 of at least 40 yards, and had his third straight year with at least 100 points (107). In his career, he made 89.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 193 of 194 PATs, setting NCAA records for both.

He also averaged 43.2 yards per punt, with 17 of at least 50 yards, and placed 26 inside the 20-yard line.

"It's tough to get drafted as a kicker so I'll be happy if I get drafted, we'll see what happens," said Henery. "I'm a low-key guy and I don't build up a situation over others, whether it's a 57-yarder or an extra point, I have the same approach."

Florida's Henry said he actually feels more pressure in his primary role as a punter than when lining up for a field goal.

"But I do feel a little more pressure punting than when I kick a field goal," he said. "That isn’t really my position, so I just try to do the best I can, so I don’t put that much pressure on myself that way. Whereas punting, that’s what I’m here to do, that’s my thing, try to do it to the best of my ability and hopefully that’s pretty good.

Henry had two of the 10 longest punts in Florida history this past season, a 75-yarder against Alabama and a 67-yarder against Mississippi State. As a place-kicker, he was 7-of-11 with a long of 47 yards in the Outback Bowl.

His versatility -- he also can serve as a kickoff specialist and a holder for field-goal attempts -- could serve him well as he embarks on an NFL career.

"It’s how you make your living," Henry said. "You have to go in each day and know that your job is on the line each day. Whereas in college, you sign a scholarship for four years and you’re there for four years, no matter how you do each game, it doesn’t really matter. Here your first practice could be a bad day and that could be the end of your career. So that keeps you on your toes and makes you better each day."

Henry knows punters sometimes have a long wait on draft day and often have to start their careers as free agents.

"The last 10 years they’ve gone anywhere from third round to undrafted," he said. "And there’s guys who were free agents who are still in the NFL. So it’s a waiting game, and you hope your name is called and you get to join a great organization."

Mari-OWNED!
07-18-2011, 04:11 PM
Per Rotoworld (http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1302/matt-turk):

The Texans are not expected to try to re-sign free agent P Matt Turk.

Turk ranked 25th in gross average and 21st in net last season. The 43-year-old may have to settle for an in-season contract if he has designs on punting this year. The Texans are expected to sign a new starting punter in free agency.

Source: Pro Football Weekly (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2011/07/17/eagles-looking-for-veteran-defensive-end)

My guess is either UDFA Chas Henry or Justin Brantly who is currently on the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks. Like previously mentioned, Brantly was fighting for Turk's job a couple seasons ago. (Plus he's an Aggie)

Wolf6151
07-18-2011, 04:13 PM
Derek Epperson- Baylor, also went undrafted and would make a great UDFA signing. He's got a good leg and LB size.

Allstar
07-18-2011, 04:21 PM
Well the stars certainly seem aligned for us to go after this Henry guy.

Dutchrudder
07-18-2011, 05:46 PM
Well the stars certainly seem aligned for us to go after this Henry guy.

And another 6-10 teams. Punters are cheap in this league, but getting into a bidding war over one is just dumb. Unfortunately, he may be the #1 punter on the market this time around, and may cost whoever gets him, well above the minimum. It's really a shame that they didn't use the Mr. Irrelevant pick on him, because I'll bet Chetta would have been cheaper to get as an UDFA. No reason for him to leave Houston if he doesn't want to, Chas Henry on the other hand will have several teams giving him offers.

CloakNNNdagger
07-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Derek Epperson- Baylor, also went undrafted and would make a great UDFA signing. He's got a good leg and LB size.

He has a canon for a leg. But some analysts were very worried about his slow hesitant delivery (blocked kicks), and relatively short hang times (disadvantage for ST coverage) at the NFL level. BTW, just like Turk and Rackers, he is never shy about getting into the action......he tackles like an LB.

El Tejano
07-19-2011, 08:22 AM
I read on KFFL that Matt Turk is not expected to be re-signed once the lockout is lifted.

TimeKiller
07-19-2011, 08:45 AM
Well this lady lives by me and.....

haha...

No really though, this lady lives by me and is a huge Texans fan. Also happens to be good friends with the Turks and from what I gather, it's business as usual for him. Sounds like he plans on playing.