Upgrade at Punter?

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  1. gtexan02

    gtexan02 Working?

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    I know I'll probably get flamed by PD for saying this, but do you think its time to upgrade Stanley? He's been very consistent for us, but here's a look at his stats thus far:

    Avg Yards - 43.1 - #25
    % in 20 - 29.4 - #20
    Net - 39.6 - #16

    On a team where field position is so important, having a punter with a little more power might be a good thing. Stanley has the accuracy, but lacks the power.

    Here are his 2005 stats:
    Avg Yards - 38.8 - #31
    % in 20 - 37% - #6
    Net - 36.0 - #36
    I can understand the low yardage given how many were in the 20


    PS: Yes I realize we have about 100 more pressing holes on this tema, but I'm just bringing this up for conversation...
     
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    Chad Stanley is God.
     
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    I've never really liked Stanley's boot ... during camp they brought some kid in (don't remember his name) who was outdistancing Stanley by about 10 yards per with good hang time as well ... he probably wasn't as accurate but even still, not sure why he didn't end up making the cut, other than that I've heard Marciano is really defensive of both Brown and Stanley. He's relatively accurate but I think we could do better.

    As you say however, he's at least plenty functional.
     
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    Wait, I thought Vince Young was God. Or did he create God? And RB is Jesus? This is all very confusing.
     
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    Just picture the heads on a totem pole. :rolleyes:
     
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    There are guys who can punt farther, but in the NFL hang time is much more important. Yesterday, Wes Welker had to fair catch several times which prevents any runback. And he is one of the better punt return guys in the NFL. And those fair catches were huge regarding field position. Stanley rarely shanks a punt either so until he screws up consistently, I would rather go with him.:yikes:
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    No.

    This is the worst thread i've ever seen.
     
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    I say no too. Special Teams as a whole are the least of our concerns.
     
  10. tsip

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    Actually, I've 'knocked' Stanley in the past for his distance issues, but he has shown 'marked' improvement in this area this year--given his 'hang time' and accuracy dropping punts inside the 20, Stanley, IMO, is not a problem.

    Heck, even Brown is getting his KO's deeper...maybe improving his accuracy is next, but it's obvious someone 'talked' to both of them...
     
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    there was a 71 yard punt in some game i was watching yesterday- probably SD v Ravens- we should bring in that guy LOL
     
  12. TexanFanInCC

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    i expected that... lol

    why are we talking about chad. just because we win yesterday doesnt mean we can start fine tuning with positions like punter. chad has been just about what we should expect from him.
     
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    Why is he even up for discussion today? No one else to desecrate? Geez!
    Y'all are much better at disecting Carr, Williams, Bush and the waterboy. Stick with what you are good at and leave poor Chad alone. :tease:

    Defer to Powerful Dragon's av if in doubt. :shades:
     
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    I know, I have a miniture Chad Stanley on the dash of my van...his leg flails up and down as I drive along, assured no harm will come to me with CS by my side :)
     
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    Does anyone remember the fake field goal either last year or the year before where Stanley took it up the middle and juked the Hell out of one of the Jaguars' linebackers and got us the first down?

    Greatest play that I have ever seen. Stanley is God.
     
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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    Agreeed.

    LMAO!!!!! OMG That is the best thing I have ever read. Par NONE.
     
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    Don't you blaspheme in here. Your ruse to lessen the almighty power that is Chad is unbecoming. :)
     
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