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SteelCrazy
06-09-2010, 12:55 PM
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:02:01 -0400

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked out undrafted free-agent PK Craig Ratanamorn (Marshall) Monday, June 7, KFFL has learned.



Read more: http://www.kffl.com/team/30/nfl#ixzz0qNM9fubL


Whats with all kickers this year? Are they looking to replace Reed?

Oviedo
06-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Maybe they are taking a radical approach to improving the Special Teams by finding a kicker who can actually kick the ball into the endzone at a radical rate of more than 3 times in an entire season.

RuthlessBurgher
06-09-2010, 01:13 PM
They always bring in a second leg for camp so Reed doesn't overwork his leg.

Perhaps Piotr Czech has been underwhelming in OTA's (haven't heard much about him this year, either good or bad).

This Ratanamorn kid was 15-17 on FG's last year and 34-34 on XP's. Last year, he was 7-11 on FG's and 25-26 on XP's.

In terms of his kickoffs, this season, he kicked off 60 times with 11 touchbacks and 2 kicks out of bounds (62 yard average). Last season, he kicked off 37 times with 5 touchbacks and 1 kick out of bounds (62.7 yard average).

We wore #92 at Marshall (good luck getting that from Harrison)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Gniie5UPJBI/S6pAF7mh2vI/AAAAAAAAADU/frejlgUzg6o/s320/craig.jpg

He has played soccer (goalie) as well.

http://www.bartonccc.net/sports/menssoccer/ms05-06/Photos0506/RatananmornvLaramieCounty.jpg

papillon
06-09-2010, 04:29 PM
Wow, the Steelers found another player that can long snap? They asre unbelievable at evaluating long snapping talents. I realize how difficult it is to long snap and to have two long snappers on the Steelers is a blessing. :P :tt2

Pappy

SteelCrazy
06-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Who can long snap? The Article nor the posters mentioned llong snappers......
this is the 4th PK they have brought in...........How many do thy need?

RuthlessBurgher
06-10-2010, 10:19 AM
Who can long snap? The Article nor the posters mentioned llong snappers......
this is the 4th PK they have brought in...........How many do thy need?

Reed and Czech are placekickers.

Sepulveda and Graessle are punters.

Perhaps they thing might be an upgrade over Czech (like they thought Stewart was an upgrade over Retkovsky because of his flexibility to also be able to play linebacker if needed).

Ghost
06-10-2010, 11:00 AM
I'll take Reed. His ability to kick FG's in Heinz fiels is fantastic. Get some players on ST that can actually cover a kick and no one would be tlaking about his kick offs. Towards the end of last season - a ton of those kicks were part of a plan to kick it high and shorter to allow the guys to get down and hopefully cover and actually tackle the return man (what a novel concept).