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#31 Johnny Kilroy

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:32 AM

Medlock for FGs and occasional KO
Harris for punts and KOs

And hope Nortman clears and finds our PS.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

I just dont think you can cut Medlock, over Mare. You keep em both or cut Mare. We seen what Mare does in the clutch last year, we cant afford it this season. Medlock on FGs looks like a well oiled machine.

#33 DawgzLife

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:09 AM

Medlocke is younger and will be cheaper....Because Mare missed 2 chip shots that could possibly have been game winners is what most delusional fans will remember. So, let's say one of those was a certain game winner and the team ends up 7-9 instead of 6-10... does that make you feel better?


You mentioned the only important factor why Mare is a risk to be released...MONEY. Kasey, I doubt, was even making the kind of contract the Panthers singed Mare to. He sucked & lost games for us. If he took a 'serious' pay cut, I would not be so pissed baout him...but he won't so, let's get a kicker who won't miss freaking 40 yard kicks...they weren't 50+ yarders we are mad about...remember.

#34 Herbert The Love Bug

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:28 AM

If the team prioritized FG accuracy over kickoff distance, they'd still have Kasay.


Surely you don't believe the team prioritizes touchbacks over FGs. I hope you don't feel that way. The reason they got Mare because they thought he would give them both. He just happened to have a crappy year and miss some crucial field goals.

#35 DawgzLife

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:38 AM

He missed 2 relatively easy FGs, one of which was a game winner, the other was to tie a game. Like I said in my original post, if you're hating on Mare because there was a possibility of the team being 7-9 instead of 6-10.... all I can say is, "Wow..."

I'm guessing you have a road, home and alternate John Kasay jersey in your closet and you're just pissed because he's no longer in Charlotte.


We're hating on Mare b/c a top paid kicker should not miss those 2 FGs (that is job #1 for a kicker). 22/28 is not worth over $12 million (if I recall correctly).

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

"He sucked & lost games for us."
He lost one game for certain, and you're absolutely correct, not another single player on this team made a single play that cost "us" a win last season.

"...so sensitive to other peoples opinions."
Not sensitive to opinions, just sensitive to the notion that some opinions have no basis in fact.

And yes, I think Medlocke gets the nod over Mare unless Rivera/Hurney goes conservative and is afraid of taking a small risk. Of course, there is the small detail with Mare's contract which pays him over $2M per year for the next 3 seasons and the Panthers will take a cap hit. Not a huge ht, but a hit nonetheless.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:58 AM

"He sucked & lost games for us."
He lost one game for certain, and you're absolutely correct, not another single player on this team made a single play that cost "us" a win last season.


Really? We are down to an elementary school reasoning level?

He is a 'kicker'. There is only room for ONE on the team. A kicker is under more scrutiny than even a QB for his performance, b/c at the end of the game it ultimately can end with them & they don't get extra chances. A WR, RB, LB, etc. all get opportunities to redeem themselves; kickers know that this is the career choice they have made.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:11 PM

Cut Clausen/Armanti, keep two kickers. fug it.....just fug it.


You bet me to the punch! Well played

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:15 PM

I really want Medlock to make it. He's already said this is his last time trying the NFL.

#40 The Huddler

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

Almost every panther fan hates Mare. Why the hell would you keep the guy? "oh he can kick touchbacks!!" big sshit. if you cant rely on the guy to make an important fg, then that guy is crap. Clutch is key. Medlock has a leg, with practice on technique he will be booming touchbacks too. fug Mare... fug him rrreeaaallll hard man

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

Almost every panther fan hates Mare. Why the hell would you keep the guy? "oh he can kick touchbacks!!" big sshit. if you cant rely on the guy to make an important fg, then that guy is crap. Clutch is key. Medlock has a leg, with practice on technique he will be booming touchbacks too. fug Mare... fug him rrreeaaallll hard man



Which comes first the chicken or the egg?

Confucious says:
In order for Mare to kick the touchback, he must first make the fg.

Sign Medlock

#42 Snake

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

I think it comes down to who makes the first mistake.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

I'm rooting for Medlock.
Its strange that he has not kicked touchbacks as he was doing so consistently in training camp.

To me every time Mare makes a FG, you feel a sigh of relief, which is not the feeling you want to have from your kicker. We should know who wins the battle after the next game.

Sadly I think if they are still even Mare will win out. :(

#44 chef17

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

Mare was second in the league in touchbacks lasts season with 53. The only guy in front of him, ironically, is the New Orleans punter, Thomas Morstead, who does kickoff duties for the Saints**. Why? Because John Kasay is on that team.


Morstead has done kickoffs since he entered the league, has nothing to do with Kasay being on the team.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:50 PM

I am not sure what is up with Meddy. I agree that if he plans on making this team he has to improve his KO. He has to get them into and through the endzone or all those FGs are for naught.

Mare is an 80+% FG kicker with a great KO. He is our kicker, for better or worse even made it into my sports. Shyzl


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