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Old 04-05-2010   #1
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Filed to ESPN: Former Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers reached agreement Monday night with the Houston Texans on a two-year contract.
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Texans keeping Kris Brown and will have an open competition this summer. Brown vs. Neil Rackers. Best kicker gets job.
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Default Re: Texans Sign Kicker Rackers

At least its a start.
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Wow.

Kubiak was actually serious about bringing in competition this year for kicker.

Thank the football gods.
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At the very least, they're admitting that Brown has issues.
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Good move. I think Kris is gone...
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Hmm. Cool. But didn't he choke pretty big?
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He made 94% of his field goals last year. Kris made 77%.
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Default Re: Texans Sign Kicker Rackers

Has at times been one of the best in the business.

Great competition for Brown.
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Quality signing, about time we have some competition at PK.
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You can take fg kicker off the draft list now.
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Two years? Brown better get his shiznitz together, or he's gone.

I'll be pissed if we go in to 2010 with 2 kickers.
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He made 94% of his field goals last year. Kris made 77%.
Less than 100%? Not good enough for most of the posters on this board.
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Default Re: Texans Sign Kicker Rackers

And all you Kubiak bashers can stfu now about him not holding players accountable.
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He made 94% of his field goals last year. Kris made 77%.
Yep only missed one last year during the regular season... from between 40-49 yards.

Missed 2 of 3 in post-season. 1 from 30-39 yards against GB. One from over 50 against NO.

Dude has pretty much been money for the last couple of years.


But, he only has a career % of 78.2

Compared to KB's career % of 77.3
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Good signing IMO.

Rackers is 41 of 45(91.1%) with 1 block in his last two seasons
Brown is 50 of 65(76.9%) with 4 blocks in his last two seasons
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Default Re: Texans Sign Kicker Rackers

Schefter on his twitter feed called them both Shank-a-holics.

I think that is a bit rough on Rackers.
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Schefter on his twitter feed called them both Shank-a-holics.

I think that is a bit rough on Rackers.
that did not show up on my twitter
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Default Re: Texans Sign Kicker Rackers

Just checked in on the Cardinals message board.

There are those who are definitely Pro-Rackers, some who are glad to see him go because of his lack of clutch. However there is much more love for him there than for Kris Brown here.

One thing I did notice is that he gets a decent amount of touchbacks on his kick offs too which is nice to have.
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Schefter on his twitter feed called them both Shank-a-holics.

I think that is a bit rough on Rackers.
He got that line from the E-trade baby, but the baby used "shankapottamus." Anyway, not original.
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