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birtikidis
08-26-2012, 02:19 PM
Rats cut cundiff.... Would like real good up this way

flippy
08-26-2012, 02:30 PM
I'm not even sure he's got any more leg than Sushi.

I started wondering last night when the K and P competition seemed to be clearly decided if the personal differences between Tomlin and our ST coach were over who's gonna be our K and/or P.

hawaiiansteel
08-26-2012, 02:38 PM
I'm not even sure he's got any more leg than Sushi.

I started wondering last night when the K and P competition seemed to be clearly decided if the personal differences between Tomlin and our ST coach were over who's gonna be our K and/or P.

by Ed Bouchette

Sunday Aug. 26, 2012

--- Drew Butler has punted well enough to make the team. After back surgery early in training camp, Jeremy Kapinos still hasn’t punted.

--- Only one field goal was tried in Buffalo and Tomlin let rookie Daniel Hrapmann again kick it. He again made it from 40 yards to give him a perfect 5-for-5 this summer. Shaun Suisham has made both of his field goal tries. It appears they are giving Hrapmann every chance to unseat the veteran.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/117769-ed-leftwich-as-good-as-no-2-gets

Discipline of Steel
08-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Im good with Butler but from what ive read, Hrapmann kind of sucked in college? Maybe his leg has grown some over the year, i dont know...

Shoe
08-26-2012, 09:12 PM
Im good with Butler but from what ive read, Hrapmann kind of sucked in college? Maybe his leg has grown some over the year, i dont know...

Yes, even if he turns out to be horrible... I prefer the horrible guy where the needle is presumably pointed up vs. the horrible guy with more experience.

ikestops85
08-26-2012, 11:02 PM
I was watching the TB vs NE game today and Tampa has a kicker that looks really good. He made a 53 yarder and a 55 yarder today. They said he is perfect in the pre-season and this game was to showcase his talent for other teams to see since he wasn't unseating Connor Barth. I think the guys name is Forbath. He's only 5' 7" tall but he has a big leg on FGs. I didn't pay a lot of attention to his kickoffs but he might be worth a look see. Anything is better than Sushi.

D Rock
08-26-2012, 11:18 PM
I think that is probably Kai Forbath you are referring to. He was a pretty big name coming out a couple of years ago.

hawaiiansteel
08-27-2012, 12:01 AM
Im good with Butler but from what ive read, Hrapmann kind of sucked in college? Maybe his leg has grown some over the year, i dont know...

Danny Hrappman had a great season in 2010 (1st-team Walter Camp All-American selection, finalist for the Lou Groza Award as the nation's best kicker) going 26-31 on FGs with his longest FG coming from 54 yards for an 83.9 FG % . In 2011 Hrappman had a poor season but a lot of that was due to a nagging injury he tried to play through.

now that Hrappman is healthy again, perhaps he will revert back to his 2010 form. he certainly has looked good so far this pre-season...

Discipline of Steel
08-27-2012, 07:03 AM
Thanks HS that eases my concern somewhat. In Tomlin we trust!

Ghost
08-27-2012, 08:52 AM
Here's the Scouting report on the new Steelers Kicker:

Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: First-team All-America by the Walter Camp Foundation, first USM All-American since Ray Guy in 1972 … First-team All-Conference USA selection at place kicker ... Lou Groza Award finalist, two-time Groza Award "Star of the Week" for the East Carolina and Tulane games as well as the C-USA's Special Teams Player of the Week following the ECU tilt ... Converted 26-of-31 field goals, 8-11 from 40-plus yards, and all 55 of his PAT attempts ... third nationally in made field goals per game (2.00) and four in scoring (10.23) ... Tops Conference USA in field goal percentage (86.7%) ... Established a school record with five field goals against East Carolina ... Made career-long 54-yard field goal against UAB and had a made 59-yarder against Houston negated by a late timeout call ... Also handles kickoff duties and averages 63.1 yards per kickoff over 88 attempts in 2010, including six touchbacks ... Punted five times for an average of 43.0 yards and a long of 55 and ran for 19 yards on a fake punt deep in the Golden Eagles' own end late against East Carolina. 2009: Played in all 13 games during season … Handled kickoff duties all season and took over place kicking and field goal duties at Houston … Had 75 kickoffs for 4,521 yards (60.3 kick avg.) and five touchbacks … Was 2-of-5 in field goals and 14-of-18 in point-after-touchdown attempts … Hit a season-long, 29-yard field goal at Houston. 2008: Sat out after transferring to Southern Miss. 2007: Made only two extra point attempts in his first year at Southeastern Louisiana … Played in all 11 games for the Lions, primarily handling kickoff duties.

steelz09
08-27-2012, 09:52 AM
I'd much rather have Hrappman. I do not feel confident at all if Sushi has to come in to kick a game winner.

And Sushi simply doesn't have the leg to kick in Heinz Field. Period.

kindlecatsb'ng
08-27-2012, 10:24 AM
Hrappman is cut. Just heard on 93.7.

Kindle

phillyesq
08-27-2012, 10:49 AM
Rackers, Cundiff and Josh Brown are among the veteran kickers that have been released. I've always liked Rackers, but he's getting up in years and has been inside or in mild climates for a while. Could be worth a look.

SteelBucks
08-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Hrappman is cut. Just heard on 93.7.

Kindle

Got a text confirming he's been cut. Looks like another season of Suisham.

ikestops85
08-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Got a text confirming he's been cut. Looks like another season of Suisham.

Noooooooo!

D Rock
08-27-2012, 06:18 PM
Neil Rackers has been cut in Washington.


YES PLEASE!

RuthlessBurgher
08-28-2012, 02:00 PM
The Redskins cut both Neil Rackers and Graham Gano and signed ex-Raven Billy Cundiff.

Lebsteel
08-28-2012, 04:50 PM
The Redskins cut both Neil Rackers and Graham Gano and signed ex-Raven Billy Cundiff.
Gano was 31 of 41 in 2011 with a long FG of 59 yards...he also had a better pct. of touchbacks than Suisham. Maybe he is worth a quick look?

D Rock
08-28-2012, 06:36 PM
Gano was 31 of 41 in 2011 with a long FG of 59 yards...he also had a better pct. of touchbacks than Suisham. Maybe he is worth a quick look?


from an article I read, 5 of those 10 misses were blocked. Had he hit all 5 of those, 36/41 would be a very solid season. The only questions is whether they were blocked due to bad kicking trajectory or terrible blocking???

D Rock
08-28-2012, 06:44 PM
I found video of a blocked FG and XP against the Seahawks and also a blocked FG against the Colts. On all three the right side of the line just got blown up and the kicks were easily blocked. Certainly can't fault Gano for those, and if it was that bad 3 times, it likely was that bad 3 more.

flippy
08-28-2012, 07:03 PM
I found video of a blocked FG and XP against the Seahawks and also a blocked FG against the Colts. On all three the right side of the line just got blown up and the kicks were easily blocked. Certainly can't fault Gano for those, and if it was that bad 3 times, it likely was that bad 3 more.

Doesn't Houston have 2 good kickers? Anyone remember if Shayne Graham could kick at Heinz?