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84_11_26
03-18-2005, 04:35 PM
What options do we have at kicker? Any in the draft besides Nugent that are worth a look?

vikesgirl36
03-18-2005, 04:53 PM
Other then a swift kick in the a$$ for Red I don't know enough about the draft. I just learn all that info on here.

DaunteHOF
03-18-2005, 05:20 PM
No one on the market is better than Nugent. thats why with our second pick we need to pick him up or the Falcons might in the 2nd...

ultravikingfan
03-18-2005, 05:32 PM
I think we can now afford to pick him up in the 2nd.

eclipse_2303
03-18-2005, 06:39 PM
Falcons will take him in the 2nd BUT we have a better 2nd round pick than they do so we can beat them to it.

DefensivePlaymaker
03-18-2005, 08:02 PM
"84_11_26" wrote:

What options do we have at kicker? Any in the draft besides Nugent that are worth a look?

nope, Nuge is the man, we need him and better take him with our second round pick or else he'll be gone!!

nextvikingsstar
03-18-2005, 08:30 PM
the vikings need a kicker yes but not that early

ultravikingfan
03-18-2005, 08:32 PM
"nextvikingsstar" wrote:

the vikings need a kicker yes but not that early

He will be gone the time we roll around in the 3rd.

fourdoorchevelle
03-18-2005, 09:02 PM
if we need a kicker , and with most of our other needs being filled , why not take a consistant 50 yrd kicker instead of grampa anderson . sure nfl is tougher than ncaa but there no way nugey doesn't start for us over anderson but he'll be needed more than any other posistion in the second round . get ol and de later

Burley81
03-18-2005, 11:04 PM
OR, we can try Cortez on field goals. From the kickoffs, he has a hell of a boot.

ultravikingfan
03-18-2005, 11:24 PM
"givemossthetoss" wrote:

OR, we can try Cortez on field goals. From the kickoffs, he has a hell of a boot.

Looking back at his accuracy when he kicked FG with Washington and San Fran, it was not that good. He kicked for 2 years with an % of 71.9.
To put that into context, Mort had an 81.8%.

jackyl
03-18-2005, 11:30 PM
Cortez has looked better this off season than he has since college. His leg was huge in college. I'd like to see Jose succeed here.

cajunvike
03-18-2005, 11:41 PM
"nextvikingsstar" wrote:

the vikings need a kicker yes but not that early

If all of our other needs are filled by the end of FA and the first round of the draft, why not draft a guy who will be a starter for us in the second round...yes, NUGENT will be a starter...unlike most of the other second round draft picks by most other teams...worst case scenario, Nuge struggles a bit, so we use him as the kickoff and long field goal specialist and bring back Grampa Andersen to kick the short ones...no worse than last year and Nuge will eventually get it down right...he will be the long-term solution for us at kicker, so why not nail it down now...we won't get a first-year starter in the second round otherwise at any other position!

koolkev8
03-18-2005, 11:44 PM
we are goin to have to use our 2nd rounder on Nugent... that is really the only thing we can do really!!! I don't want a UPS guy kicking anymore!!! Or an old guy!!!

IbleedPURPLEandGOLD
03-18-2005, 11:44 PM
Does Nuge punt too?

cajunvike
03-18-2005, 11:45 PM
"IbleedPURPLEandGOLD" wrote:

Does Nuge punt too?
Not in the NFL...he needs to stick to one thing!

IbleedPURPLEandGOLD
03-18-2005, 11:50 PM
If hes better than Bennett, let him punt too. With Bennett we might as well go for it.

koolkev8
03-18-2005, 11:51 PM
yes he punts!!!

briboy75
03-19-2005, 12:32 AM
Anybody know where I can find stats on Nuge?

DrSwerve
03-19-2005, 02:27 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/player/profile?playerId=122199

Paulbedy59
03-19-2005, 07:20 PM
I say we draft nugent in the second,and for his first attempt.Boot reds ass thru the uprights from 30 yards..... :salute:

howln4u
03-19-2005, 09:04 PM
Steve Christie. Veterean Kicker. 3/4 over 50 last year outdoors. Have him work with Elling another year or just let him do everything.

Never draft a kicker in the 2nd round. We should not have been in those situations if it werent for our Def or offense not scoring inside the 35 when Moss was out.

Our offense should be good enough that we shouldnt have to kick 50 yard field goals. Looking at college kickers Nugent isnt even the #1 listed. His stats arent that good to waste a 2nd round pick on him. If we are going to do that, trade the 2nd round pick to Indy for James.

Gramatica is out there also since Tampa cut him and he was a backup last year and he needs to work on accuracy but has the leg.

Tice will probably stay with Elling.

Lotza
04-11-2005, 02:40 AM
why do so many people think that a kicker should always be pushed aside on our list!!! we need nuge desparetly!!!