Texans sign PK Shayne Graham

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  1. michaelm

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  2. eriadoc

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    That's a decent pick-up. He's had some quality seasons in the league, and should provide a stiff challenge to the kid from A&M.
     
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    This was already talked about in the Bulluck draft thread.

    I think this is a good pickup. We need some sort of competition for that spot.
     
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    So if Shayne Graham wins the job what happens to Bullock? Do we carry 2 kickers? Do we cut him? Practice squad him? If we practice squad him is he exposed to being picked up by someone else?
     
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    That's a really good question. I like the competition aspect out of it because we'll have some good camp competitions, but its dangerous if Graham out-performs him during the preseason.
     
  6. Rey

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    I don't see us carrying two kickers and I'm not sure how having a kicker on the PS is beneficial.

    My guess is that in the event that Grahm does beat him out, Bullock is just cut...

    If that happens then it's not a huge deal...He was a 5th round pick...Now if we had taken him in the 3rd like the Jags did then it would kind of suck...:spin:


    But my guess is that Bullock ends up getting the job.
     
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    I want the best possible K. Drafted, FA, UDFA...don't care. EARN your position.
     
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    May the best man win!! We're talking about a POSSIBLE SB run this year, so experience would definitely be a PLUS!! JMO. Our ST needs to be GREAT to make up for the unknowns we have with our O. They say D's win SB's, but, a good kicker might be the one to put those winning points on the board, IF we have O problems like we did last year. When it's all said and done, it's the score at the end of the game that matters! Kickers put a lot of points on the board! Just ask Brionas. (SP)

    Will be fun to watch um duke it out in TC!! Can't wait til July!!
     


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    We will put the best foot foreward
     
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    Texans have said Bullock is like ice & that is a plus. Hope he makes team. Maybe someone will give us a third for Graham in a few months...whahah
     
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    What they said.
     
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    I am pretty sure Bullock makes the team regardless of if Graham out-performs him.

    This is about making Bullock challenge himself during camp and preseason...an added form of incentive to make sure he takes everything 100% seriously and does his very best at all times.

    Without a challenger, he can mentally "check out" all the way to reg season opener. But having another foot trying to beat him out? It makes him focus like a laser beam all throughout camp and preseason.

    Oh. And he's from A&M, by the way. :fingergun:
     
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    Bullock is a shoe-in for the spot unless Graham just blows everyone away. Smithiak just loves competition, and rightfully so.
     
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    I think you're right for the most part.

    I think bullock would need to really suck or Grahm would have to be much better.

    I don't see either of those happening so my guess is bullock makes it. I think Grahm was also brought in to almost tutor him or show him the ropes. He's a vet kicker that's been around and he can share some stuff with the youngster.
     
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    Yep. He could fall apart, so it's good to have a backup plan in Graham.

    Last year's freaky Maynard-Hartmann situation spooked me big time. Nobody here agreed with Kubiak cutting Hartmann in favor of Maynard...then Maynard has an atrocious final preseason game and Kubiak cuts Maynard and brings back Hartmann. Never did understand his reasoning for cutting the wrong guy the first time around.

    I hope he doesn't get cute on the K situation. All indications point to Bullock being the nails out there on the field.
     
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    lol, completely forgot about the punter flip flop last year. Good times :)
     
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    Graham's been solid his entire career though. I doubt he came here to be a mentor. I think he has a decent shot of beating the kid for the position.
     
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    If I'm Grahm and I want a real shot of making an opening day roster I'd go somewhere that didn't just spend a draft pick on a kicker.

    I'm pretty sure Rick whispered sweet nothings in his ear and of course showed him the money.

    I'm not saying that he came here to be a mentor. I'm saying that may be part of the reason the texans brought him in.
     
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    Graham has about as good of a chance of getting the job as Kris Brown did when we signed Rackers. It's Bullocks job to lose at this point.
     
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    I'd rather have signed Longwell. More of a veteran presence to learn from.

    Hopefully Bullock rises to the challenge.
     

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