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    New York Jets release punter Graham - New York Jets Football - NJ.com

    26.5 yards per kick in 4 attemps won't keep you in the NFL for long - Simply pathetic

    Feely looks like he might not be too good anymore either as he missed an easy FG early in the game as well - Oh those poor NY Jet bastards :singing:

    Anyone want to give our guy Hanson and our perfect boy Gostkowski a little hug right about now?
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    thread asking if we should bring him in for a look to compete with Hanson in 10, 9, 8 .....
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    #75 Jersey

    last year he was teh darling of JI.:rofl:
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    to be fair Kevin Faulk had some good returns. is that a net average?
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    Not a good game for him, he had a 29 yard shank and one where he was backed up in the endzone. Leg strength wasn't his problem last year and he pinned a couple of punts within the 5 yard line in preseason.

    I think this move is one to give the illusion that management is doing something to get better, but really they are not.

    Nothing wrong with graham. The jets just suck.
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    That guy SUCKs.
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    Boy .. that will teach them to play better ... :rofl:

    Next week the innactive players will get cut. :rofl:
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    how about a year and a half of sucking
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    so they're making Graham the scapegoat
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    this was long over due. This was just the final straw
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    The team worked out three punters Tuesday -- veteran Josh Miller, a former Star-Ledger All-State player for East Brunswick High School, and youngsters Waylon Prather and Reggie Hodges. I'll get back to you on who they sign.
    New York Jets release punter Graham - New York Jets Football - NJ.com

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    Didn't Miller use to kick for the Pats, is he any good?
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    Shouldn't this thread be moved to the Visiting Locker Room, you know that place where they send threads to die.

    Not that it bothers me, just sayin.
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    Miller...Hodges...been here done that..Graham has a strong leg....it happens..must BLAME someone....
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:ummmmm......
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    moorman's net ave is 37.3 over his career and graham's is 37.7. Nothing wrong with his leg.
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    He still sucks tho. I wanted him out halfway through last year. Week one he was mediocre, the Pats game.....
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    Now that WOULD be irony.
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    The punter? That wasn't the reason they lost. They should release the guy that tossed up the interception and cost them the game.
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    Magina needs someone to blame for the loss
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    When i saw those two punts in the preseason in the same game, one went out at the 2 and another inside the 5, i thought he was doing ok, plus he does have a strong leg, check youtube, he's belted one 85m in an afl game. Plus the jets gave him a 6 year deal.

    I think they were looking for a scapegoat.
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    The guy has been terrible for over a year now. Even rotoworld knows it:

    Jets fans wanted his ass gone this offseason
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    QFT,, I agree K-Ro, I was a huge Grahm supporter, but he is not getting it done, no respectable football team should put up with an under performing punter.

    Not saying he lost the game, but he sure didn't help. And he can't kick a field goal for ****, i.e. Kellen Clemens kicking into the net Jets vs fish.
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    I wanted him out after he couldnt knock through a PAT versus the fins. The guy had a gun when he first came on and he had that great technique where the ball would rotate differently causing guys to fumble. Now he cant hit it more then 40 yards.
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    You Jets fans would know better than I, so I'll take your word for it. Punters and kickers never get much leeway in the NFL, but it does make you wonder if he's being made in to a bit of a scapegoat in order to appease the fans and media. Here are some stats:

    2008: ranks 20th in gross (43.4) and ranks 24th in net average (34.3 yds), but is 3rd worst in return yards - 91 after two games. He's also one of just a couple of punters to have no punts downed inside the 20 this year.

    2007: ranked 19th in gross (43.3) and 22nd in net (36.6). Is ranked 17th inside the 20 (23) and is 10th in return yards (262).

    2006: Pats were not too good this season. Graham ranked 12th in gross (44.2), 10th in net (37.8), 11th inside the 20 (26), and 2nd in return yards (205).

    Definitely not as good as he was - but on the other hand, there's several other punters out there still starting who are worse.
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    As an Aussie I should feel upset.

    He was an average AFL player...

    There are 2 very good aussie punters though.... mcbriar for the cowboys adn rocca for the eagles.

    wooo
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    To anyone who cares, there is another aussie bloke that was earmarked to try out as a punter in the NFL. He is a league player with an enormous boot and great speed, footwork and hands.

    Ironically, he'd get more money as a punter in the NFL than what he does as the best player in rugby league.

    YouTube - Freakish Greg Inglis Try he is the one who puts the ball down.
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    Yes, he is the man!! I will be heartbroken if the Jets sign my favorite punter of all time!

    Gunnails, nice job being a VIP, buddy.
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    In a dramatic move, Tubby Ratfink deflects blame by firing the punter! That's OK coach, we know it wasn't YOUR fault. When will those sorry ass players finally perform the way you taught them? You must be very frustrated.
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    So, if the Jesters are going to start releasing guys who suck, who's going to be playing for them?
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    Well played.
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