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Author Topic: We need a kicker and a returner  (Read 33171 times)
TecnoGenius
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« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2021, 09:02:22 AM »

Nelson's had 2.5 games in '21, plus his '18-'19 games.  I was a fan, but he's rapidly running out of chances to show his stuff.  He had one great game at returner, and not much since.

Buuuut, no more Lucky, so if Grant is down, Nelson is it.  We'd have to find another Grant/Lucky gem down south.  Unlikely.

So no option but to pray for Grant back.  Even then, we dress Nelson as backup.  Nelson clearly not the long term #1.

At least he didn't fumble... he was busy out there.
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« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2021, 01:38:57 PM »

I was a Nelson supporter too, but he's just not been a threat back there.  Has our return block schemes changed?

Maybe we could give Williams a chance?  He's a small, fast RB, can catch and has done returns in the past. 
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2021, 01:47:33 PM »

Nelson has to go....I say we give McKnight a shot at retuning once Demski is back....I'm tired of watching us starting on the 25 yd. line....over and over and over...We sure are missing Grant
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« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2021, 01:59:43 PM »

If our vet kicker can't punch them in from less than 40, then why are we paying him? Might as well let the kid kick FG's.
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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2021, 03:01:50 PM »

We left points on the board in our previous two games as well, because obviously, the coaching staff has little faith in his abilities outside the 40 YL.    That's just not good enough.   Our kicking game was pathetic for years until we landed Medlock.   Crapigna has had chances with other teams who gave up on him so I guess there just aren't many good ones to pick from?   Man, I'd pay a king's ransom to land a guy like Noel Prefontaine who, as a National was stellar at all facets of kicking including punting!   
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2021, 03:03:05 PM »

If our kicker can?t punch them in from 37 and 38 yards, he shouldn?t be on the roster.those are gimme kicks, and missing them takes whatever momentum we were building away.

We had better be exploring other options as no team can give up 6 easy points in a game and expect to win it.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2021, 03:09:28 PM »

If our kicker can?t punch them in from 37 and 38 yards, he shouldn?t be on the roster.those are gimme kicks, and missing them takes whatever momentum we were building away.

We had better be exploring other options as no team can give up 6 easy points in a game and expect to win it.
Missing them is bad enough...but it's how he missed them!   Poor form for a FG kicker with not much power.    If we don't find a better substitute we will lose games because of him.   
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2021, 03:12:09 PM »

Missing them is bad enough...but it's how he missed them!   Poor form for a FG kicker with not much power.    If we don't find a better substitute we will lose games because of him.  

2 missed FG's got us 1 point instead of 6. Net - 5 points and we lost by 7. Not that we should have won but needing a FG at the end instead of a TD would have given us more of a chance.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2021, 03:50:52 PM »

According to the PBP, the 2 longest kickoffs were done by Crapigna. Is this true?
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2021, 04:08:06 PM »

Remember this game?  When was the last time we saw two punts returned for a TD in one game?

https://youtu.be/FK84ZzLKkiE
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2021, 04:41:36 PM »

According to the PBP, the 2 longest kickoffs were done by Crapigna. Is this true?

Carpigna did not do any kick offs, stat guy got that wrong
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2021, 05:53:58 PM »

Carpigna did not do any kick offs, stat guy got that wrong
PBP has been adjusted. All Liegghio on kickoffs.
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2021, 05:54:53 PM »

Crapina is a nice man. I can get him a job at footlocker.
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2021, 05:55:28 PM »

With Lirim has signed with the Cowboys, Castillo could be a option as he hasn't sign with anyone. I think he was working out with the Titan's.
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2021, 06:37:38 PM »

What Desiree doing these days. I wonder how well she can place kick. lol
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