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tk13
04-30-2006, 10:01 PM
I was not watching when this pick happened.

Round 6: 19 (188) Kurt Smith K Virginia

What's up with that? Did they discuss this on ESPN? We ended up taking Webb from their own backyard two picks later. I don't understand why they'd do this, especially since they took a kicker in the 2nd round not but two years ago.

Miles
04-30-2006, 10:02 PM
Good question. Seemed like a very odd pick.

milkman
04-30-2006, 10:05 PM
Marty can never have enough kickers.

SLAG
04-30-2006, 10:07 PM
Marty can never have enough kickers.
Marty and Kickers


There is a topic for a slow evening....................

tk13
04-30-2006, 10:14 PM
Reading over at the Chargers forum... I guess the guy has a massive leg. He'll just be a kickoff specialist... he had 66 kickoffs for Virginia, 54 reached the endzone and he had 38 touchbacks. Impressive numbers, but it'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to having the K-balls. Not showing much faith in Kaeding's kickoff depth either... I don't know about that.

tk13
04-30-2006, 10:21 PM
I also have to say reading over there, it's funny because so many of their fans take offense to things ESPN said about their picks and how ESPN is against them.... despite the fact that many of those ESPN guys and every other major media outlet repeatedly referred to the Chargers as the greatest non-playoff team EVERRRR last year. And people think we're bad about that.

HMc
04-30-2006, 10:27 PM
Using a draft pick on a kickoff specialist?

Is that common?

Actually while we're on kickers. One of our papers had a write up on an aussie who looked confident in having a deal (drafted or otherwise). That would take the current crop of aussie punters to three (Graham, McBriar and this guy)

http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lonie_david00.html

doesn't seem to have been drafted, hopefully he'll pick iup a gig somewhere.

Ari Chi3fs
04-30-2006, 10:27 PM
FUGG OFF KRIS WILSON!!! we could have had Nate Kaeding!!! damn you carl !!![/04 draft]

Short Leash Hootie
04-30-2006, 10:32 PM
FUGG OFF KRIS WILSON!!! we could have had Nate Kaeding!!! damn you carl !!![/04 draft]
Tynes had a fine year last year. His only meaningful miss was because Ed Perry sucks balls...

ChiefsCountry
04-30-2006, 10:34 PM
FUGG OFF KRIS WILSON!!! we could have had Nate Kaeding!!! damn you carl !!![/04 draft]

Its funny now bc the Chargers have both of the guys I wanted that year - Rashaun Woods and Nate Kaeding.

HolmeZz
05-01-2006, 12:57 AM
Conor Hughes was the kicker at Virginia, so this was probably just a kickoff specialist pick.

greg63
05-01-2006, 02:29 AM
Tynes had a fine year last year. His only meaningful miss was because Ed Perry sucks balls...

Agreed; Tynes had a much better season last year. How that translates into this season remains to be seen, but I'm not expecting a decline in his performance.

Nightwish
05-01-2006, 02:41 AM
Marty and Kickers


There is a topic for a slow evening....................
"Laces Out!"

greg63
05-01-2006, 02:49 AM
"Laces Out!"


ROFL

Guru
05-01-2006, 03:24 AM
"Laces Out!"


Just don't bend over. ROFL

greg63
05-01-2006, 03:26 AM
Just don't bend over. ROFL



ROFL

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2006, 04:22 AM
I expect Tynes to be solid yet again. Really, I'd find it hard to believe he'll fall off, now that he surely has more confidence in his abilities after a good year.

San Diego had a weird draft. I'm glad they picked Whitehurst instead of Croyle, though (WTF?!).

greg63
05-01-2006, 04:36 AM
I expect Tynes to be solid yet again. Really, I'd find it hard to believe he'll fall off, now that he surely has more confidence in his abilities after a good year.

San Diego had a weird draft. I'm glad they picked Whitehurst instead of Croyle, though (WTF?!).


Well, he did look good in highlight video, I wonder how it will translate into the next level.