Skip to comments.Cowboys release shaky Vanderjagt, sign Gramatica
Posted on 11/27/2006 3:15:02 PM PST by bkwells
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You forgot to capitalize the "K". :)
I'll only admit it if he gets another kicking job in the NFL in the next week :)
A team can't win without a good kicker. The kicker on my team, Shayne Graham, is the man.
Great - Dallas is purging the last vestiges of chokeness and loserdom in preparation for a SB run this season. Parcells smells the brass ring with Romo at the helm and doesn't want some drunken headcase to screw it up. Go 'Boys!!
Graham is excellent. As is Brown on Seattle, Akers on Philly, Kasay on Carolina (although a little shakier this year). The value of a good kicker cannot be underestimated.
I mean overestimated (W moment there)
Can't be any worse than Olindo...
Hey Mike----Was Rome on today? I'm waiting for his website to update so I can download the show from today and was wondering what to expect...Jim or a guest...
The reason Saban went with Culpepper over Brees is Culpepper's ability to deliver the deep ball. Brees has looked good, but Saban wants an offense that can stretch the field. You wouldn't know it judging by the play calls this season, though--Miami is one of the least vertical teams in the NFL this year, compared to being second-most in 2005. A lot of that is on Mularkey, but also Harrington's inaccuracy throwing medium and long balls.
Don't be fooled by the Detroit game; it's Harrington's ONLY good game this season. Unless he plays that way in every single game from here until the end of the season, there's no way he's challenging Culpepper for starter status in 2007. Of course, if Culpepper can't return to form, then it's a different story...
yeah he was on today....
Hell, we would have won all of our games in preseason if he'd made one of two kicks that should be easy for any kicker.
Thanks Mike---looking forward to hearing his takes on the BS BCS as well as my beloved Bears' loss to the Pats....
Considering that kickers are among the highest scorers, you'd think more teams would have a backup.
From what I heard, he didn't really even talk about the BCS as much as he talked about USC smoking Notre Dame....
Was that really such an upset?
Vanderjagt was always money in the bank for the Colts. Best kicker in the league. Until the playoffs, then he was money for the other team.
Not an upset, but it was a bit surprising given that supposedly Notre Dame had improved a bit since the Michigan game.
the only kicker tuna ever liked was scott norwood, end of subject.
I'm guessing that USC beats UCLA and then get smoked by your Buckeyes....(as a Big Ten guy, that outcome would not bother me at all)
It's way too far out to make any sort of prediction for the BCS title game.
I'm sure of two things concerning that game:
Ohio State is going and if USC wins out, they will be there too.
I LOVED George's streak of coming in as a back up QB and winning games coming from behind... what year was it?
in the 70's?
The only thing that matters.....how does T.O. feel about this? If he's not happy...NOBODY can be happy.
"WHAT I'M SAYING IS....ITS YOUR THREAD....TAKE IT OVER!!! OHIO STATE FANS.....REACT TO ME"
lol ......... those were the good old days.
"Thirteen? I would have thought it was lower than that. His accuracy is atrocious.
Actually, he's very accurate, he can hit an upright from 40 yards every time."
My roommate thinks a Kicker should get 4 points for hitting the upright since that is a lot harder to do as often as Vanderclank does.
With both teams winning their last game, rest assured they'll be playing each other in a bowl game.
I think T.O. has to be pretty happy about it. He just wants to win as bad as The Big Tuna does.
That's precisely what I was thinking about. Even the announcers were incredulous.
Kickers and relief pitchers. Is there any other position in sports that is so easy to get into their minds?
Good, Vanderchoke lost his mojo..no telling when or if he would ever find it again.
This other guy cant do much worse.
Dante is done, the last to see it are the suckers who dumped a pile of money on that turn-over machine.
Tell that to Janikowski's face. I dare ya.
He's far from done. Even if his mobility never becomes what it once was, fine, just stick him behind a good offensive line and let him throw the ball down the field.
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Terrell Owens isn't just sorry to see his pal Mike Vanderjagt go. He thinks the Dallas Cowboys made a mistake by releasing the wayward kicker.
"I don't see what he did wrong to warrant him being cut," Owens said Wednesday. "I hope it doesn't come back to haunt us. Whoever made that decision, I'm pretty sure they're hoping the same thing."
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