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Addressing the kicker position through free agency


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#1 Brokenbad

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

Here are a few names from NFL.com's free agent list:

"56) Spin the wheel of starting kickers (Rob Bironas, Steven Hauschka, Phil Dawson, Mike Nugent, Jason Hanson): There are too many quality kickers available this offseason. It shouldn't be too hard to find one."

With these names floating around, I think we really need to take upgrading this position into consideration.

Link: http://m.nfl.com/new...best-available/


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:54 AM

A 90%+ kicker would be great. Most of those guys will want $2M-$3M

#3 Matthias

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

It is rare for a good kicker to hit the free agent market. If Rob Bironas is out there, pull the trigger. All those other guys are average if I'm not mistaken.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

I liked our kicker we picked up late in the season considering we picked him up off the street he will improve. He made 2 out of 3 field goals outside the 45 yard line and can get his fair share of of touchbacks. He is younger than Justin Medlock too. I think he needs competition in camp, but I am more concerned with our punter. . He was atrocious during the middle of the season.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

I liked our kicker we picked up late in the season considering we picked him up off the street he will improve. He made 2 out of 3 field goals outside the 45 yard line and can get his fair share of of touchbacks. He is younger than Justin Medlock too. I think he needs competition in camp, but I am more concerned with our punter. . He was atrocious during the middle of the season.


Gano? No thanks

#6 The Huddler

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Any stud kickers in the draft? We need a 110% kicker

#7 SOJA

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

would rather draft a talented young guy- will cost less and he could be with us for over a decade

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:03 PM

Phil Dawson was probowl last year. He is older but likely has 3-4 years left. Give Panthers confidence to take some fg
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:38 PM

who cares about having a 10+ year kicker


Just get somebody we know is going to be reliable

#10 Toolbox

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

gano is poo.. new kicker pls

#11 top dawg

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

I wouldn't mind drafting Patrick Murray, or at least inviting him as an udfa if he lasts through the draft.

I am searching for the next Legatron. I would rather draft a guy in the 6th or 7th than get another retread or treadmill kicker.

#12 TheRed

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:24 PM

Bring in Bironas. Gano sucks, he missed a fugging extra point kick last year. GTFO.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

we better be scoring TDs, fug a kicker. go for it on 4th down or punt.

#14 Beast_3000

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Gano? No thanks


Didn't realize so many huddlers disliked Gano so. I lthought his problem was rust related after sitting out rehabbing then not having a job. I guess we will see what Gettleman has planned.

#15 panthers55

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

I think you do everything you can. Bring in a free agent or two but don't guarantee more than a small portion of it. Draft a guy if he is BPA or great value in the 6th or 7th round (after all, if you find a keeper this late, it is a bonus). For that matter bring back Kasay who I bet could still make the kicks. Do whatever you can to upgrade the position and find consistency.


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