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The kicking game: Powell/Carpenter


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#1 YoloinOhio

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:13 AM

Powell - not a good showing. the 29 yarder? Need to work on that, I anticipate field position being huge this week

Carpenter - aside from the missed 42 yarder against the Panthers he has been very good. Kickoffs also. Do we really go back to Hopkins when he is ready?

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:16 AM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Powell - not a good showing. the 29 yarder? Need to work on that, I anticipate field position being huge this week

Carpenter - aside from the missed 42 yarder against the Panthers he has been very good. Kickoffs also. Do we really go back to Hopkins when he is ready?

It is going to be very hard to cut Carpenter for Hopkins at this point.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:16 AM

Powell has been substandard since TC. We need an upgrade. Carpenter is looking good. Big leg and so far; so good -- I'd ride him for awhile.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Powell - not a good showing. the 29 yarder? Need to work on that, I anticipate field position being huge this week

Carpenter - aside from the missed 42 yarder against the Panthers he has been very good. Kickoffs also. Do we really go back to Hopkins when he is ready?
i was asking this question myself yesterday. As good as Hopkins may be. We really have no idea if he can get it done inside the swirling winds of The Ralph. I feel like either we keep them both and slowly work Hopkins onto the field starting with knockoffs. Or we just put him on IR and keep Carpenter since he has been spectacular so far. And I love his Stevie Christie style hair cut.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

Carpenter/Hopkins are both fine but POWELL is a DISASTER. Worst punter in the league.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:20 AM

View PostBoludo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:19 AM, said:

Carpenter/Hopkins are both fine but POWELL is a DISASTER. Worst punter in the league.

How do you get that?  Powell is 13th is punt average right now.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

1) Need to find a replacement for Powell. No use having a big leg, if you choke so bad in critical game situations. This happened several times last year, as well. By the way, I recall that he was an ace at directional and coffin-kick punts; I would venture to guess that he is close to the league-leaders in touchbacks.

2) I am okay keeping Carpenter, but only because of his mullet and cheese-stache.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

I miss Moorman!

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

Powell has been far too inconsistent. The Bills should be auditioning Punters very soon.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

I miss Moorman!

Check his averages before making that wish.

http://www.nfl.com/p...&conference=ALL

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

I miss Moorman!
I mean I miss the Moorman of old when he was the best in the league... didn't look at his current stats, and I recognize he wasn't good when the Bills let him go.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:28 AM

I'm ready to look at new punters as well. I think Powell is a choker. Seems when you absotively, posilutely have to have a clutch kick, he pulls one out of the shank kit. And he lacks touch as well. Field position is just too important of a commodity.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:36 AM

I am much more confident with Carpenter than I EVER was with Lindell.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

View PostWooderson, on 30 September 2013 - 09:36 AM, said:

I am much more confident with Carpenter than I EVER was with Lindell.

Check out Peter King's MMQB this morning. He quotes some guy who has his all-NFL team thus far.  Dan Carpenter is the kicker on the team.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

View PostJR in Pittsburgh, on 30 September 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Check out Peter King's MMQB this morning. He quotes some guy who has his all-NFL team thus far.  Dan Carpenter is the kicker on the team.
With the # of rookies playing key roles on this team, I think Kicker is one where it makes sense to stick with a vet as long as he continues to be reliable.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:17 AM

View PostYoloInTheBlo, on 30 September 2013 - 09:23 AM, said:

I miss Moorman!

Eh, I hate that we care so much about punters.  I loved moorman when he was he, but he is in decline.  That said, Powell is shaky as hell.  Carpenter was a really good K at one point.  I wanted to see what Hopkins could do but I'd be nervous to mess with Carpenter.  Plus, his mullet is awesome.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:26 AM

Powell has had a shank or two, but other than that he's been VERY solid this season. Audition punters? Yeah, no.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:31 AM

Powell's inconsistency is maddening.   It appears that he really has no touch on his punts, and as K-9 mentioned, it always seems like he shanks his punts when we need a great punt the most....

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 30 September 2013 - 09:20 AM, said:

How do you get that?  Powell is 13th is punt average right now.

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The long average is not a true indicator of how good a punter is. He could be punting 50-60 yarders, but if he is kicking them into the endzone all the time he's not doing a very good job. I think Powell has pretty much been a disaster this season and at points yesterday I thought he might cost us the game.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 30 September 2013 - 09:16 AM, said:

It is going to be very hard to cut Carpenter for Hopkins at this point.

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Agreed - Carpenter has been solid in kicks and kickoffs.  He is also a proven commodity.