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4 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

This is a questionable move IMO. Mclaughlin was a lot better than Blankenship.

 

Maybe, but Blankenship imo has the more potential down the road.

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Just now, CR91 said:

 

Maybe, but Blankenship imo has the more potential down the road.

I don't care about potential. It's a kicker. Just give me the accurate one who can hit within 50 yards consistently

Just now, ManningGM said:

......Were you at camp?

Yes I was.

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I swear they cut Mclaughlin and kept Blankenship just so they could keep the streak of an undrafted FA making the team every year going. Conspiracy theory here, but I'm going with it. This was a terrible move. The more I think about this, the more it makes me mad.

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13 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

This is a questionable move IMO. Mclaughlin was a lot better than Blankenship.

When it comes to assuming that one knows more than the top level professionals in charge of the team, you certainly are consistent. 

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2 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I swear they cut Mclaughlin and kept Blankenship just so they could keep the streak of an undrafted FA making the team every year going. Conspiracy theory here, but I'm going with it. This was a terrible move. The more I think about this, the more it makes me mad.

Yeah, one of the biggest roster moves based off last season's kicking woes and we jeopardize team play by continuing a UDFA streak. Okay. 

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Just now, Jared Cisneros said:

I swear they cut Mclaughlin and kept Blankenship just so they could keep the streak of an undrafted FA making the team every year going. Conspiracy theory here, but I'm going with it. This was a terrible move. The more I think about this, the more it makes me mad.

I think that definitely could have had something to do with it. I'm not mad about it, because I think Blankenship has every chance to be good... but if he struggles I know in my mind I'll be thinking they only kept him for the streak (whether that's fair or not, lol). I liked Chase.

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Just now, Four2itus said:

When it comes to assuming that one knows more than the top level professionals in charge of the team, you certainly are consistent. 

The funny thing is, if the exact opposite happened, and I complained about Blankenship getting cut instead, you would of said the exact same thing. You are a yes man, plain and simple. I'm not even going to bother trying to have a civil talk with you about this.

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8 minutes ago, ManningGM said:

Yeah, one of the biggest roster moves based off last season's kicking woes and we jeopardize it by continuing a UDFA streak. Okay. 

In a business sense, Ballard can use it as a selling point after the draft each year when trying to sign UDFAs. So it isn't out of the question that he's doing this on purpose for a purpose.

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4 minutes ago, Four2itus said:

When it comes to assuming that one knows more than the top level professionals in charge of the team, you certainly are consistent. 

Consistently mistaken too haha jk

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59 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

This is a questionable move IMO. Mclaughlin was a lot better than Blankenship.

obviously not most things i have read said both were good not surprised they went with the higher upside rookie 

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25 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I swear they cut Mclaughlin and kept Blankenship just so they could keep the streak of an undrafted FA making the team every year going. Conspiracy theory here, but I'm going with it. This was a terrible move. The more I think about this, the more it makes me mad.

did you even see Blankenship kick in college? cause by the way you speak about him it doesn't seem like you did he's one of the best in recent years and was damn near perfect on extra points his entire college career 

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Yeah but Sanchez will keep kickoffs for 2020, but would not be surprising if Blakenship assumes them down the line as to focus on punting for Sanchez instead. If he continues to do good.

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I had a feeling once Blankenship outplayed him in clutch time the final scrimmage as well as having the better pedigree in college the brass made their mind up.

 

Chase isnt bad could well be one of the best 32 and find a home . I write off his up and down rookie season to nerves somewhat, 50% from 40-49 wont win many fans and the bad miss for 49'ers in ot cost them the game vs Seattle but the bottom end of the league kickers isnt great.

 

This move may win me the roster contest on here as several had Chase (Some had both)

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Patriots wanted Chase during waivers last year but we had a higher waiver priority at the time. Now I expect the patriots to go after him. I heard that they just released their drafted kicker.

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2 hours ago, Jared Cisneros said:

I swear they cut Mclaughlin and kept Blankenship just so they could keep the streak of an undrafted FA making the team every year going. Conspiracy theory here, but I'm going with it. This was a terrible move. The more I think about this, the more it makes me mad.

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29 minutes ago, chad72 said:

Patriots wanted Chase during waivers last year but we had a higher waiver priority at the time. Now I expect the patriots to go after him. I heard that they just released their drafted kicker.

Patriots just released a drafted kicker and Nick Folk. They are starting over at kicker.

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I have a feeling this rookie is going to be the right choice.  He has the experience of playing in big stadiums and hostile crowds. Because he is a rookie, I think the coaching staff and everyone around him will pick up their game. Furthermore I have a feeling that his compadre, Rigoberto will calm Rodrigo with some calming and wise spanish sayings before his kicks.

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Well congrats to Rodrigo and hopefully he will be our kicker for the next 20 years or so. I already got my Rodrigo style goggles ready to cheer for him .:omg: <- we need new Rodrigo emoticon

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3 hours ago, Colts_Fan12 said:

obviously not most things i have read said both were good not surprised they went with the higher upside rookie 

I keep hearing Specs has all this untapped potential that Chase just doesn't.... It's not like McLaughlin is some grizzled vet.... He was a rookie last yr.

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4 hours ago, Jared Cisneros said:

Well, he asked a stupid question, so I gave a stupid answer! hahahaha 

 

Despite your attempt at sarcasm, if you're not at camp and witnessing what's going on, then you have no knowledge on what happened.

 

For all we know, McLaughlin could have missed 200 kicks in a row.

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