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Did the Panthers bring in a Kicker to give Gano competition this year? I dont remember seeing anything about it. 

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Guy named Joey Slye out of Va Tech. Been on the Bucs and Giants rosters as well. Other than him being Va Tech's all-time leading scorer, I know nothing.

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Yes they said they felt Gano was kicking too much and wanted to rest him some. So they brought in a guy to spell Gano a little.

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Could this guy possibly be a Butker No.2? I mean Gano is good, but we need to start building a replacement. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Devil Doc said:

Could this guy possibly be a Butker No.2? I mean Gano is good, but we need to start building a replacement. 

 

Doubt it. Butker was good enough to get drafted. It's fairly uncommon for kickers to be drafted with roughly one per year getting drafted (there's been less than 25 drafted since 2000). So since he was actually drafted it's probably fair to say that Butker was an elite kicker prospect. Slye was a 72% kicker in college. The NFL average has been right around the 85% mark for the past five straight seasons. Butker had about the same average in college, but he jumped up to 88% in his final season and that's what got him drafted. Slye's best season was 78% and it was actually 68% in his final season.

In short, Slye is a complete longshot as an NFL kicker and has no chance to make a roster unless he has improved dramatically. With that said, he's got a helluva leg. He posted a video back when he was in college of him making a 70 yarder during an indoor practice session.

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30 minutes ago, Anybodyhome said:

Guy named Joey Slye out of Va Tech. Been on the Bucs and Giants rosters as well. Other than him being Va Tech's all-time leading scorer, I know nothing.

 VA Tech’s all time leading scorer? That’s not really much to brag about. VA Tech is one of the most overrated college FB programs out there. 

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17 minutes ago, 4Corners said:

 VA Tech’s all time leading scorer? That’s not really much to brag about. VA Tech is one of the most overrated college FB programs out there. 

and they completely own the Tarheels 

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28 minutes ago, 4Corners said:

 VA Tech’s all time leading scorer? That’s not really much to brag about. VA Tech is one of the most overrated college FB programs out there. 

As a fellow Heels fan, please stop before you embarrass us all.

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34 minutes ago, 4Corners said:

 VA Tech’s all time leading scorer? That’s not really much to brag about. VA Tech is one of the most overrated college FB programs out there. 

Was in his bio.

Agreed, Frank Beamer could win a lot of games..... until they played a ranked team.

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29th in the league last year in missed XPA.

 

At home 100% made, on the road, 78.9%.

Nah, we don't really need competition there.....

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Any bets on when Oh No Gano will strike again?

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23 minutes ago, thefuzz said:

29th in the league last year in missed XPA.

 

At home 100% made, on the road, 78.9%.

Nah, we don't really need competition there.....

I'd honestly love to see it, but this guy ain't it.

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8 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

I'd honestly love to see it, but this guy ain't it.

I'm just talking about Hurney's and Ron's reluctance to push Gano...although he's been one of the worst XPA kickers in the league for a while, and is up and down on PK's.

I'd have a kicker in the building every Monday after an extra point shank, or a missed FG inside 45.  They won't.

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2 minutes ago, thefuzz said:

I'm just talking about Hurney's and Ron's reluctance to push Gano...although he's been one of the worst XPA kickers in the league for a while, and is up and down on PK's.

I'd have a kicker in the building every Monday after an extra point shank, or a missed FG inside 45.  They won't.

No, I get it. There's a reason why kicker turnover is so high. With most organizations, unless you're an elite kicker you can probably expect some degree of competition in camp.  I think this guy could probably come in and kick lights out and still not be given serious consideration. Gano is our guy. Period. Sorry, Gano is nowhere near consistent enough to get the "he's our guy" protection treatment, especially when he's paid like an elite kicker. We should actively be searching for someone to come in and adequately replace him and save us a couple or three million against the cap.

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