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#1 jumbalaya

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:28 AM

So far the Raiders are keeping two punters on their roster Kluwe and King.  Either of these guys are a huge improvement over Powell.  I'd like to see snatch one of them up.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:30 AM

I agree.  I haven't really been impressed with Powell at all.  Maybe I need to go back and "look at the tape", but I'm not seeing this big leg everyone was talking about...

#3 Matt in KC

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

View PostMatt in KC, on 30 August 2013 - 09:29 PM, said:

Maybe we'll bring in X-Man (just doesn't sound right) Marquette King....

It looks like from preseason the kid can boom them!  I don't know if he can place them at all, but at this point, 3 Preseason games in a row averaging over 50 yards / punt looks like an upgrade to me after the shanks we were treated to....


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:49 PM

View Postsmuvtalker, on 01 September 2013 - 08:30 AM, said:

I agree.  I haven't really been impressed with Powell at all.  Maybe I need to go back and "look at the tape", but I'm not seeing this big leg everyone was talking about...

Me neither.

Haven't seen him really pin anything back inside the 10 either.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:33 PM

Whole reason why Moorman was replaced because of disagreement with Special Teams coach which was not a good reason IMO.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

View Postjumbalaya, on 01 September 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

So far the Raiders are keeping two punters on their roster Kluwe and King.  Either of these guys are a huge improvement over Powell.  I'd like to see snatch one of them up.
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 01 September 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

Whole reason why Moorman was replaced because of disagreement with Special Teams coach which was not a good reason IMO.
What was the nature of that disagreement?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:52 PM

View PostBillsWatch, on 01 September 2013 - 02:33 PM, said:

Whole reason why Moorman was replaced because of disagreement with Special Teams coach which was not a good reason IMO.
Moorman was getting old and his leg wasn't what it used to be, but I agree the reason for cutting him was more about disagreeing with the coach than it was about performance.  There seemed to be a disagreement over when to go for the touchback, when to go for the coffin corner, and when to let the coverage team make a play.  Moorman knew what his leg could do, what the wind would do, and probably had his own opinions regarding the skill level of the receiving team and of his own coverage team.  I wonder if Moorman was a vet and by disagreeing with the coach he could possibly cause the coaching staff to loose credibility with the players, which ulitmately caused him to be cut.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

It'd  be terrific to pick up Kluwe

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 September 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

Me neither.

Haven't seen him really pin anything back inside the 10 either.

I agree, neither have I.   Picking up Kluwe would be an upgrage, IMO.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

View PostRuntheDamnBall, on 01 September 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

It'd  be terrific to pick up Kluwe
Sweet Jesus, can you imagine the 74 page thread on Kluwe nicknames?

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

I've been saying for years that the Bills FO should get a Kluwe.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 07:52 PM

Powell is the worst punter in the NFL.  Anyone might be an upgrade.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

One problem might be that Powell is the holder, so they don't want to rock the boat.

Still, I haven't seen how he has been an upgrade over Moorman, and I am pretty sure Kluwe would be an instant upgrade.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

What about Zoltan Mesko? He was always booting punts pretty far.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

View PostDC Grid, on 01 September 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

Powell is the worst punter in the NFL.  Anyone might be an upgrade.

time to overreact

#17 Mike in Horseheads

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:55 PM

Seriously??? Your complaining about the PUNTER??? That is a bit down the list of things to fix don't ya think? Whats next bring back Ryan Lindell?

Edited by Mike in Horseheads, 01 September 2013 - 10:00 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:00 PM

Punter Zoltan Mesko: The fourth-year left-footed punter was cut by New England in a move that was purely financial. He was due to make over $1 million this year while becoming a free agent after the season. Meanwhile, his replacement, undrafted rookie Ryan Allen, will make the league minimum.

Allen was a two-time Ray Guy Award winner as the best punter in college football. His big leg (44.9 yards-per-punt career average at Louisiana Tech) should help him replace the 44.2 yards-per-punt average Mesko had during the past three years. However, he's sure to go through the growing pains experienced by all young players, and will be hard-pressed to match his predecessor's talent at directional kicking and dropping punts inside the 20-yard line (71 of his 175 career punts).

Off the field, Mesko was a popular figure in the Boston community, as detailed by The Wallstreet Journal's John U. Bacon. He was also heavily involved in charitable work and served as an exemplary representative of the team.

http://sports.yahoo....00336--nfl.html

note: Powell has HORRIBLE  HANG  TIME

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:13 PM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 01 September 2013 - 08:25 PM, said:

One problem might be that Powell is the holder, so they don't want to rock the boat.

Still, I haven't seen how he has been an upgrade over Moorman, and I am pretty sure Kluwe would be an instant upgrade.
I said the same thing in another thread. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to give the rookie FG a different holder. I think Powell was Hopkins' holder for two years in college and they are comfortable together.

Moorman has now been released by two different teams since leaving the Bills.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:42 PM

View Postpapazoid, on 01 September 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

Punter Zoltan Mesko: The fourth-year left-footed punter was cut by New England in a move that was purely financial. He was due to make over $1 million this year while becoming a free agent after the season. Meanwhile, his replacement, undrafted rookie Ryan Allen, will make the league minimum.

Allen was a two-time Ray Guy Award winner as the best punter in college football. His big leg (44.9 yards-per-punt career average at Louisiana Tech) should help him replace the 44.2 yards-per-punt average Mesko had during the past three years. However, he's sure to go through the growing pains experienced by all young players, and will be hard-pressed to match his predecessor's talent at directional kicking and dropping punts inside the 20-yard line (71 of his 175 career punts).

Off the field, Mesko was a popular figure in the Boston community, as detailed by The Wallstreet Journal's John U. Bacon. He was also heavily involved in charitable work and served as an exemplary representative of the team.

http://sports.yahoo....00336--nfl.html

note: Powell has HORRIBLE  HANG  TIME
Mesko won't be unemployed long. I wouldn't mind having him on the team.

Although I understand that with Powell also being the Holder, it appears to be doubtful that the Bills would cut him.