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AJ Smith: Kaeding is staying...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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  2. TheBeast

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    God Dammit AJ. :icon_evil:
     
  3. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  4. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    KICKS
    ACCURATELY
    EXCEPT
    DURING
    IMPORTANT
    NFL
    GAMES


    Ouch.
     
  5. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    He was AJ's draft pick... WTF do you expect?
     
  6. Showmeyourbolt

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    He's got one more chance
     
  9. Boltzlover

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    Who really expected anything else? :unsure:
     
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  10. Chavez

    Chavez Well-Known Member

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    I was behind Nate but the odds of him recovering from something like this are slim at best. Can you say "Ray Finkle"? - "Laces out Marino"
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  11. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    I'm torn. I've seen him make kicks in pressure situations, especially the playoffs. Go back to the Colts game and you won't find a clutch kick but you'll find 3 pts in games decided by 1 or two. But he has never won a playoff game with a clutch kick and that's simply unacceptable for a kicker. I'd rather have someone else take over in January.
     
  12. IFiredCHart

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    PREDICTION: Kaeding will have a 55% season FG percent, forcing him to be cut before the playoffs. I HAVE seen players like him turn around before, but it is rare...like Brad Lidge and Derek Lowe.
     
  13. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    As long as AJ is here, He'll retire a Charger.
     
  14. IFiredCHart

    IFiredCHart Well-Known Member

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    If he fails this badly once more, he may have an early retirement.
     
  15. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Does this mean we'll have to watch the baby maker again next year also? :icon_shrug::icon_huh:
     
  16. NORV4LIFE

    NORV4LIFE NO MORE NORV!!!!!

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    Hey B4L. Can you send over the aj smith continuity thing again... Its back!
     
  17. CoronaDoug

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    This decision will ruin AJ. His legacy as gawd will be tarnished by this decision. Who in their right mind will be comfortable with this guy going into the playoffs? Hell Nate is not even comfortable with himself.
     
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    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    And we won't find out if Kaeding can handle the playoff pressure until... next year's playoffs. Talk about a Catch-22 !

    :icon_eek: :tdown: :no:

    Anyone else thinking waiting until next January to "test him out on this" is a good idea?
     
  19. 14fouts

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    You know whats funny, well not literally, but Ive never been a fan of Kaeding. Mainly because yea hes never really been clutch and Ive never been confident when hes came in to attempt a kick ever. I was telling my dad all year that yea Kaedings making all these kicks, but when the playoffs come he'll probably choke when the big kicks come. Unfortunately I was right. :no:
     
  20. LaDeezie21

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    I'M SO USING THAT!
     
  21. LaDeezie21

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    The only chance we have is if Nate somehow gets hurt during the season and we are forced to get a new kicker. As sad as it sounds, I really hope that happens.

    Here is to Nate breaking both his legs :icon_toast:
     
  22. HollywoodLeo

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    Right. Because nobody AJ has drafted has ever been cut. :rolleyes:
     
  23. LaDeezie21

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    True, but this is just unacceptable. There is no reason to give this guy another chance.

    How many chances will he get? I would really like to know that. How many chances are the Nate supporters willing to give him before they have enough?
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

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    I'm not defending this move (or non-move)

    I'm just arguing against the notion that the only reason he's not being cut is because AJ wouldn't want to cut his draft pick.
     
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    This kind of pisses me off, but if he were to make the right move by getting rid of Cro it might make me feels better. Kaeding is a choker, Cromartie is a pu$$y...
     
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    If you ask me, he went from gawd to fraud loooooong ago!!!
    Signing LT long term in 2004 was great!
    The 2004 draft seemed brilliant... at the time!
    Positive... we got the QB we wanted.
    Negative... Merriman is nothing without steroids and Nate is Nate.


    That was 6 years ago. What has he done since then?
    Cromartie the one season wonder.
    BUSTer Davis
    Sammy "where is he now" Davis


    So what has he done for us lately?
     
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    Some great free agency pickups this year to cover for our severely banged up D and O lines.
     
  28. paddyirishman

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    The game should be up for Kaeding as a Charger. I can't believe AJ says he will be back next season.
     
  29. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    Like who?
     
  30. Rule12b

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    Does anyone realize Nate has enjoyed success in the post-season as well? (3-3 under Turner). That he is the NFL's most accurate kicker in history? One terrifically bad game is yes, a major problem, but to be so quick to show him the door when there aren't ANY viable replacements with his skill seems like a, pardon the pun, knee-jerk reaction.

    Think about how many close games we've won thanks to Nate. Have you watched other teams struggle to find kickers lately as they lose those close ones??? How about the regular season win we stole from Indy when Vinatieri shanked a 26 yarder? Yes yes, I know, this is the post-season, when it all counts, but it only counts if you get there.

    If the game was to be played over again tomorrow, I would trade Nate for any other available kicker out there.
     

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