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Rayman70

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This guy may actually give Chris Jones a run for his money in camp. Don't be surprised if he beats him out.I hear he is outstanding.
 

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Well, there goes the money for Kony Ealy.

Who's going to start the Dan Bailey Appreciation Thread?
 
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LLLOOLLL, they better not!

Actually, rumour is they had to trade for his rights. They gave the RedBlacks Gregory, (at his request, since weed will be legal in Canada by the summer), two minute warnings in the CFL will never be the same! (Yes, in CFL it's the 3 minute warning), need more blunt time).
 

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The Cowboys have a deal with kicker/punter Brett Maher. He was with the team briefly in the 2013 offseason and had been in the CFL since 2014. He played last season for the Ottawa Redblacks. His signing is more about not overworking Dan Bailey and Chris Jones in the offseason.


Last season, he averaged 46.7 yards on 111 punts, and in three of the four years he's played in Canada, he's averaged at least 45.4. (His off-year was 2015, when he averaged 43.9.)

As a field goal kicker, he has a pro career percentage of 78.1, and has made 82 percent of his attempts the past two seasons, with a long of 58.

I'm not sure of the differences in punting in the CFL and punting in the NFL, but his punt averages top Jones' averages (41.4 last year, 45.9 in 2016, 45.2 in 2015 ...) However, Jones places a lot of punts inside the 20 and is great at directional kicking. It doesn't look like the difference in their averages would be enough for him to overtake Jones considering the other aspects.

As a field goal kicker, he's better than an injured Bailey, but not nearly as good as Bailey at the top of his game.
 

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Not a bad idea. Bailey should be afforded the best chance to be at his best when the regular season calls. Let's give him a good chance to shine.
 

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Let the new guy do kickoffs. Bailey is too valuable for field goals. Keep them both.
 

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Last season, he averaged 46.7 yards on 111 punts, and in three of the four years he's played in Canada, he's averaged at least 45.4. (His off-year was 2015, when he averaged 43.9.)

As a field goal kicker, he has a pro career percentage of 78.1, and has made 82 percent of his attempts the past two seasons, with a long of 58.

I'm not sure of the differences in punting in the CFL and punting in the NFL, but his punt averages top Jones' averages (41.4 last year, 45.9 in 2016, 45.2 in 2015 ...) However, Jones places a lot of punts inside the 20 and is great at directional kicking. It doesn't look like the difference in their averages would be enough for him to overtake Jones considering the other aspects.

As a field goal kicker, he's better than an injured Bailey, but not nearly as good as Bailey at the top of his game.

Difference in punting in the CFL and NFL? First the CFL is a 3 down league, NFL a 4 down so the CFL teams rely heavily on their kicker. Second, the CFL field is 55 yards long but a yard is a yard no matter how you measure. Third the CFL gives the punt returner a 5 yard space to catch the ball before being hit. No blindsided kick returners so distance on punt returns is a premium.. Fourth all CFL stadiums are outdoor and weather is more of a factor for kickers. Fifth, because it's a 3 down game, many CFL games see 10-14 points scored in the final 5 minutes and FG kickers are used to pressure kicks late in games. We could do a lot worse than a kicker who has had success in the CFL trust me. Yah, he won't replace Bailey but give him a break in camp and pre-season games. Wise signing
 
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every team should have a back-up Kicker

On the 53 man roster? Remember when we had to carry two kickers because Van der Jagt couldn't do kick offs? Parcells nearly had a coronary. Of course, we followed that up by actually drafting a kick off specialist.
 
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