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Carney grabs Hartley's job in New Orleans

Posted on: October 1, 2010 12:08 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In perhaps some of the least surprising news of the week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that newly-signed K John Carney will take over the place-kicking duties for the Saints.

After watching Garrett Hartley miss a 29-yard chip shot that would have won the Atlanta game in overtime – only to see the Falcons win a few minutes later – the Saints brought in the 46-year-old Carney this week to lend some stability.

New Orleans also used Carney last year when Hartley was serving a four-game suspension for testing positive for a banned stimulant. He went 13 of 17 on his field goal attempts when Hartley was out.

Through it all, Saints coach Sean Payton continues to treat Hartley with infinite patience and has kept him on the roster. Perhaps that’s because Hartley did send New Orleans to the Super Bowl with a 40-yard field in overtime to beat the Vikings.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:35 pm
 

Carney grabs Hartley's job in New Orleans



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:18 am
 

Carney grabs Hartley's job in New Orleans

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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 12:09 pm
 

Carney grabs Hartley's job in New Orleans

onenyseguy, how many kickers in the league can make a 56 yard field goal?  Try making an arguement that actually makes sense like say around 50 yards where every kicker in the league is expected to have a shot at making it.  At 56 yards alot of teams would never attempt a fieldgoal, siting that they don't believe their kicker has the leg.




Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2010 9:19 am
 

Carney grabs Hartley's job in New Orleans

Tough situation New Orleans finds itself in. Sure, Carney probably will make that 29 yard field goal every time. The problem now is what do the saints do in this situation, end of half, 5 seconds left, ball on the 39. Does Carney have the leg to make it from that distance? Probably not. So it is possible the Saints will still find themselves in a situation where the kicker can't help them.


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