Stanley vs Turk

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  1. hobie

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    For those who have gone to TC practices, how has Turk looked? I heard driving home Friday that he was booming them inside the bubble. Is he having as good practices outdoors? Finally good seeing the kickers have competition.
    Turk has been around a while, and has always been a good punter, I just want to know if he still has the leg...
     
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    At the start of the Saturday afternoon practice, Joe Marciano had an organized punt team drill - full OL, Turk and Stanley alternating punts from around the goal line with several guys .. Wynn, Jacoby, Bethel, Mathis, Fletcher, etc., hanging around the opposite 40 or so.

    Turk noticeably outkicked Stanley in hang time and distance - on several balls -- they probably kicked at least 15 each.. Turk is a big dude and the ball sounds much different coming off his foot than when Stanley kicks. Based on that short demo, I'd say Stanley's days are numbered.
     
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    Good News!:d:
     
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    I'd say Turk's punts are crisper ... less wobble and yes , more hang time .
     
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    I hope Turk really outshines Stanley. I have been really disappointed with his (Stanley's) punting.

    (DBCooper looks over shoulder, looking for a Dragon)
     
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    Cabbage Ferguson is supposedly a Turk fan. The ambiguity behind the veil of anonymity is a delight. Volare!
     
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    from training camp notes:

    I dont know how in the world stanley is averaging over 50 yards per punt, but it still looks like Turk has the advantage in distance.
     
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    I missed the Saturday afternoon practice, but from what I saw Sat. morning it was the same story. Stanley might be getting the same distance, but ball height and as AJ put it the "sound" are completely different. (It almost looked like Reggie Roby in his heyday.) If this keeps up another week, and I was Stanley, I'd ask for my release to go find a job elsewhere.
     


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    This scares me. If there is only a 1.3 yard difference, they might opt to go with Chad.
     
  10. HardcoreTexan

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    Turk has a really good hang time. The viewers sounded very happy with how well he was kicking
     
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    couldnt have said it better my self. and he is a very nice guy was stopping and signing autographs and talkeing to people. he is a big dude.
     
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    Onward, Upward, and back into the Trees
    Bye bye Stanley, hello Turk!

    I think he's got better control than Stanley, too.
     
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    That is a good article...I posted something on Turk a few weeks ago asking those of you TC watchers how that battle was shaping up...

    SO, again, what does it look like at the practices guys? Is Turk still having a good camp and does it look like he has a chance to take the job??

    This is one position I am finally glad that there is competition, now if we can find a good kicker !!
     
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    I saw a good post by cloak on ht.com concerning this "finesse" vs power argument.

     
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