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Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by jmt57, Aug 19, 2019.

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    realtime Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Even if Bailey were not the more talented punter, Allen would have still had an uphill climb to make the roster given Bailey's greater versatility (he can kick off and is a better FG kicker than Allen and is more of a threat on fake punts than Allen). That said, Allen did a great job for us and will be missed.
     
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  2. Pat the Pats Fan

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    Interesting, work him as kicker too?
     
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    Does Bailey kick with his left foot?
     
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    I'm sure I'm not alone in remembering when Bill replaced Zoltan Mesko with Ryan. You'd have thought that he'd traded Brady...;). OK, maybe some slight hyperbole there, but the point remains the same. I'll trust Bill's judgement on this one as opposed to some yahoo poster's...
     
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    He needs to start trying Field Goals put Gost on notice.
     
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    Maybe because he can Punt, KO, and do we see backup FG kicker in his future??
     
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    A Defiant Goose In the Starting Line-Up

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    I guess I would have preferred if the Patriots saved money on a cheaper/better kicker (~$4.5M) . Rather than letting go a good punter with $1.5M cap hit.
     
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    Crazy Patriot Guy In the Starting Line-Up

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    You can find a kicker that's cheaper. You're not finding one that's cheaper AND better.
     
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    Was Bailey holding for Gost against the Titans...does he have issues there ?
     
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    Good luck to Ryan and welcome aboard Jake officially!
     
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    So how many suitors will he have? I'm picking the Dolphins.
     
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    Texans? Lions?
     
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    That’s certainly part of it, but his versatility and athleticism made it an easy call for Belichick. I’m surprised they couldn’t trade him.
     
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    They traded up in the 5th round for Bailey, they were never going to cut him.
     
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    As good as Allen is/was, Bailey has put in some tremendous punts in pre-season so far.

    His free kick from the safety had a 5 second+ hang time and went an absolute mile. Even his kickoffs have been put in nice spots.
     
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    Simpelton In the Starting Line-Up

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    He'll land on his feet somewhere. I'm curious about Pittsburgh.
     
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    And there you have it. He can pass as an emergency kicker, he can kick the skin off the ball, and they obviously felt comfortable with him as a holder.
     
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    Allen had a hell of a last Patriots game
     
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    I would assume they think the skills are comparable with Bailey having the added bonuses of kickoff ability and the fact he is much cheaper.
     
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