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T-post Tom
03-06-2009, 05:31 AM
Not that anyone cares but this could be training camp competition at the very least. :)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Veteran kicker Matt Stover says he's no longer in the Baltimore Ravens' plans.

Stover said Thursday night that when he approached team officials Monday to tell them about a free-agent offer from the New York Jets, he said the Ravens responded by telling the 41-year-old kicker that they are "going in a different direction."

But the Jets re-signed Jay Feely, a close friend of Stover's. That leaves Stover without a kicking job for next season.

In 18 NFL seasons, Stover has made 462 of 552 field goals and hit 558 of 561 career extra points.

Marco Polo
03-06-2009, 09:00 AM
I'll take Stover.

Goapics1
03-06-2009, 09:02 AM
41-year-old kicker

He's an old fugger.

rad
03-06-2009, 09:26 AM
He's an old fugger.

Hes got another good 10 years left.

talastan
03-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Hes got another good 10 years left.

Just ask Mort! :thumb:

RippedmyFlesh
03-06-2009, 09:43 AM
With herm gone the kicker is no longer an explosive weapon.
Just make all the PAT's.

chiefzilla1501
03-06-2009, 10:12 AM
Well, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think when this team is deep enough, they should carry two kickers on their roster: a kicker who is automatic within 40 yards, and a kicker who can kick long field goals and boom kickoffs. I don't understand why teams are so resistant to do that, given how hard it is to find kickers who can consistently be automatic that also have big legs. Most kickers kick 5% of their kicks as touchbacks, while the best in the league get over 20% of their kicks as touchbacks--yes, kicking off makes that big of a difference.

Stover's probably too old and we're not deep enough to consider this strategy. But someday.

RippedmyFlesh
03-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Well, I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think when this team is deep enough, they should carry two kickers on their roster: a kicker who is automatic within 40 yards, and a kicker who can kick long field goals and boom kickoffs. I don't understand why teams are so resistant to do that, given how hard it is to find kickers who can consistently be automatic that also have big legs. Most kickers kick 5% of their kicks as touchbacks, while the best in the league get over 20% of their kicks as touchbacks--yes, kicking off makes that big of a difference.

Stover's probably too old and we're not deep enough to consider this strategy. But someday.
Coaches just don't want to give up the extra spot for a kicker.
If a guy could do double duty punt/kickoff it may work.

lazepoo
03-06-2009, 10:57 AM
I'm tired of the Chiefs always bringing in old free-agent kickers on the downswing of their careers that are stopgap solutions at best. It's time for the Chiefs to sack up and develop a franchise kicker of our own. We'll never win a super bowl unless we stop taking other people's rejects and groom our KotF.

rambleonthruthefog
03-06-2009, 12:08 PM
KotF.

ROFL

rad
03-06-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm tired of the Chiefs always bringing in old free-agent kickers on the downswing of their careers that are stopgap solutions at best. It's time for the Chiefs to sack up and develop a franchise kicker of our own. We'll never win a super bowl unless we stop taking other people's rejects and groom our KotF.

Amen. If you think Matt Stover is the solution, you're scared. Not every college prospect is Justin Medlock.

Thig Lyfe
03-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Stover can mentor whoever we take at #3. Let's bring him in for a look at the ropes.

Big Chief Homer
03-07-2009, 12:43 PM
Id rather have nugent.

nychief
03-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Nugent is a buc now...

we could get Matt Bryant... but, Pioli's MO is give young kickers a chance to grow... Vinitari and Gardokanonavlkalcshi. I would not be surprised to see us stick with Barth.

ChiefRon
03-07-2009, 12:52 PM
Nugent signed w/ the Bucs. Pioli will grab a late round / undrafted kicker.

nychief
03-07-2009, 12:53 PM
would like to see us bring in the MIZZOU kicker on FA contract...

Big Chief Homer
03-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Nugent signed w/ the Bucs. Pioli will grab a late round / undrafted kicker.

Damn missed that one,thanks guys.

Is Shane Graham(sp?) still available?

ChiefRon
03-07-2009, 12:58 PM
Damn missed that one,thanks guys.

Is Shane Graham(sp?) still available?

Nope, he was franchised I think

Big Chief Homer
03-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Nope, he was franchised I think

Oh well 0-2


Go Barth!

ChiefRon
03-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Well, I expect Pioli will bring in some competition, but it may be an undrafted FA or 7th rounder.

StcChief
03-07-2009, 01:19 PM
Stover has been money in their system, and FF as well.... not sure he'd fit here now.

ArrowheadHawk
03-07-2009, 01:20 PM
I think Barth will be just fine.

EyePod
03-07-2009, 04:39 PM
http://images-cdn01.associatedcontent.com/image/A2173/217319/300_217319.jpg

KCrockaholic
03-07-2009, 04:51 PM
No way! keep Connor Barth, itll work out.

mikelobelight
03-07-2009, 04:59 PM
Jose Martinez from UTEP as either late round(7th) pick or UDFA would be a good pick up. Dude can hit from 60+ and only missed one inside 50 yards last year. Hit a 64 yarder which is longer than any NFL kick