Place Kickers

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  1. El Tejano

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    Um....how come we haven't even talked to Niel Rackers? I mean place kicker is a position that needs to get better? I mean, bring some serious comp for that kicker that must have stock in Reliant.
     
  2. J_R

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    Jay Feely available too.

    They'll bring in some no name guys, call it a competition, Brown will "win" the job, he'll be back.
     
  3. eriadoc

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    I just wanted my sig included in this thread.
     
  4. El Tejano

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    The thing is, we're acting like that's not a concern for the team. I'm telling you, KB has stock in Reliant.
     
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    Neil Rackers isn't any better. Neither is Jay Feely.
     
  6. J_R

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    Feely: 30-36 this past year. Good for 83%. 82% for his career

    Rackers: 16-17 this past year. Good for 94%. 78% for his career

    Brown: 21-32 this past year. "Good" for 66%. 77% for his career.
     
  7. El Tejano

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    Feeley: 0% stock in Reliant
    Rackers: 0% stock in Reliant
    Kris Brown: Majority Owner
     
  8. J_R

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    Other FA kickers:

    Billy Cundiff[split time w/ 2 teams in 09]: 6-6 in Cleveland. 100%. 12-17 in Baltimore. Good for 71%. 74% for his career.

    Shayne Graham: 23-28 this past year. Good for 82%. 85% in his career. (Though has missed many post-season kicks or so it seems)

    Shaun Suisham[split time w/ 2 teams in 09]: 18-21 in Washington. Good for 86%. 2-3 in Dallas. Good for 67%. 79% for his career.

    Matt Stover: 9-11 this past year. Good for 82%. 84% in his career
     
  9. PapaL

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    In for the new kicker thread!
     
  10. awtysst

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    77% vs 78% careerwise is not significantly different. Is 82% and 77% that different? I don't know.

    I think we need a new kicker but also a different philosophy on offense. Just becuase we are in position for a 48 yd fg should not mean we run stop trying to improve the fg attempt. Cutting a 48 to a 42 could significantly improve our place kicking.
     
  11. hookinreds

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    Kicker will be addressed either as the last pick in the draft, or bringing in undrafted free agent kickers. Don't think we'd sign a retred, they want $.
     
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    Would love to see you guys break out the soap for a Kicker. I expect them to bring in plenty of competition. It doesn't have to be a name guy. Just a guy who performs better than K. Brown.

    But I'm on the record as saying I 100% expect him to be back this year and kick well. And if he doesn't then I think you'll see them replace him.
     
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    The place kicker position must be improved. We need to bring in someone else because Kris Brown cannot be trusted. I hope the Texans are really seriously looking at an upgrade. We lost 2 games last year because of field goals and that can't happen next year.
     
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    This wouldn't surprise me in the least. It's a Texans tradition to keep poor performers like Chris Palmer, David Carr, Richard Smith, etc. a year too long and be surprised that they didn't magically get better during the off-season.

    They need to quit dandling those who are arguably costing the team wins, speed their decision process, and exercise a 100% comittmemt to winning.
     
  15. gtexan02

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    This team just confounds me sometimes. Kris Brown legitimately cost us multiple games this year.

    When you are on the line in a "Playoffs or bust" mode, and your KICKER loses more than 1 game in the last few minutes, you have a problem.

    There are tons of guys who can kick a football. You have to show accountability. I want KB gone yesterday. If I was one of the other players, I would be furuious. They fumble the ball once and they're benched, but KB misses at point blank in his only job and he gets another year. Wtf??
     
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    While true, unfortunately there aren't tons who can kick it accurately in a game situation.

    I expect Brown to keep his job IF he has a good preseason, but I think even if he makes the team he will be on a VERY short leash.
     
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    .........like he was all last year.:spin:
     
  18. HOU-TEX

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    I think TB used to be a kicker. Get your butt out there, TB!
     
  19. Mr. White

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    This seems like a pretty easy problem to solve.

    1. Find a college kicker that made clutch kicks when he was in college.

    2. Find a couple more.

    3. Bring them in to camp.
     
  20. El Tejano

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    That's what I'm saying. I guess we aren't looking at FA kickers because we don't want to spend alot of money on PKs. However, I would consider it because our offense hasn't necessarily shown to be nails inside the 20s and we had quite a few bad second halves where our offense/coaching would sputter once we got inside the 40. Be nice to come away with some points.
     

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