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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:50 am 
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Koenen was money! Do we risk that leg to a long season? Can the 24 year old do triple duty. Boy, I hope so.

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I would think we keep another guy, just for emergency duty. I hope they do make him the regular kicker.

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Fatigue and the risk of him being injured during the game (leaving us up Ka Ka creek ) appear to be the biggest questions. A tired kicker makes mistakes, but he is young and a bull. If he were to get hurt during a game and there isn't a backup available that could be really bad in a big game, and they are ALL big games. The saved roster spot however could play dividends...Mora has a tough decision to make.


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he has to kick a ball on average 10 times a game.

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I'm betting Yelk gets all the work next week vs. Green Bay, which should be a good test since he'll be kicking outdoors. The battle is not quite over, but I think Koenen is in the lead.

There will be plenty of kickers available come the end of this month as cuts come in. We can always sign whomever loses the Patriots job as both Gramatica and Gostkowski can boot it. Gramatica has never missed a kick in the Georgia Dome in his career.

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I was saying this all last night.....I would be absolutely fine with Koenen handles kicks, punts and kickoffs.

I see no problem with it. You guys are worried if Koenen gets injured but I saw the word Gramatica.......ironic. Someone who does this after a freakin extra point.....what happened to his brother again with the cards?

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Fatigue and the risk of him being injured during the game (leaving us up Ka Ka creek ) appear to be the biggest questions. A tired kicker makes mistakes, but he is young and a bull. If he were to get hurt during a game and there isn't a backup available that could be really bad in a big game, and they are ALL big games. The saved roster spot however could play dividends...Mora has a tough decision to make.


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It looks like they where working Yelk on kickoffs last week. It could be that Atlanta looks for a kickoff guy on the cheap and move Koenen to punts and field goals.

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It could be that Atlanta looks for a kickoff guy on the cheap and move Koenen to punts and field goals.


- this would be my strategy. kickoffs are by far the easiest of the three. i think it's a little too risky to have one guy do all three, when many teams have three guys doing three jobs.

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Yelk is going to get a chance to punt some this weekend...he's going to try some FG's as well from what I understand.

I really hate the idea of one guy handling all the duties for the same reasons as state above...

I'd still rather just go out and sign Edinger and be done with it.


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I don't mind one guy handling all three. Sure, you're going to be screwed if your guy happens to get hurt during a game.

But I think it can be worth the risk at times if it is the difference between choosing whether or not to activate/deactivate Duckett or Norwood each week.

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Sure, you're going to be screwed if your guy happens to get hurt during a game.


Thats a pretty big Sure

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