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Kicking around some major league issues

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  1. KingTuna

    KingTuna New Member

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    Posted on Fri, Mar. 24, 2006
    MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK MMQB:
    Kicking around some major league issues
    11:30 AMPETE ALFANO

    In My OpinionIt’s Friday and there are some loose ends to tie up before the weekend. So, the Monday Morning Quarterback is going with a no-huddle offense:

    Item: Cowboys sign place-kicker Mike Vanderjagt

    If the Cowboys sign a couple of more outspoken players, they’ll have a great debate team.

    Vanderjagt is definitely an upgrade over the caravan of kickers the Cowboys have employed in recent seasons. But there is a caveat to that distinction he holds as the most accurate place kicker in NFL history.

    Vanderjagt has been an indoor kicker during his career with the Colts, which means performing in ideal conditions. What’s more, the other teams in the AFC South are Houston, Tennessee and Jacksonville, which are Sun Belt destinations, and/or play in a dome. How much that affects his accuracy will be seen this season.

    The Cowboys play in the NFC East, of course, which means traveling to Philadelphia, the Meadowlands and Washington, D.C.
    A good kicker can kick anywhere, and at 36, Vanderjagt still has enough leg to get the job done even if he missed that 46-yarder in the playoffs that would have sent the Colts-Steelers game into overtime. It was the biggest kick of his career.

    The MMQB won’t lie. We would have preferred Adam Vinatieri, who left the Patriots for the Colts. He’s like the post office – he delivers in rain, sleet and snow.
  2. DawnOfANewD

    DawnOfANewD New Member

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    Who's going to do kickoffs for us?
  3. The30YardSlant

    The30YardSlant Benched

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    DeMarcus Ware?
  4. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    This guy didn't do his homework. Read that article today stating how Vandy actually has better completion rate outdoors! And as it stands today, I believe it was better than Viniteries. But Vins indoor completion rate was better than Vandys.

    Let me see if I can find that article.

    EDIT:Here ya go.

    http://dallascowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52094
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    You don't really expect these well paid PROFESSIONALS to do their homework, do you?
  6. Richmond Cowboy

    Richmond Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    This is ridiculous, we just went from Scott freaking Suisham to the most accurate kicker in NFL history and somebody has to be critical of the signing. Get over it, move on, we have a great kicker now - end of story.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Exactly. Just at a slightly lower rate than Vanderjagt.

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