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Packers cut kicker Rayner

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zero2Cool, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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  2. spardo62

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    Good attitude, good guy and good kicker. He very well may be back someday the way kickers can sometimes be up and down. However, what we have seen out of Crosby in PS makes me think he is up to the task mentally and physically and could establish himself as a fixture in GB.
     
  3. Greg C.

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    I wonder what he means when he says he was fighting an uphill battle ever since the draft. He made fewer field goals than Crosby in practice. If he made more, he would've won the job. I wonder if Crosby got the good holder (John Ryan) more often than Rayner did.

    The part about Crosby possibly being a "quick fix" is pretty bitter too, but it's hard to blame him for being bitter after all his effort and good performance in training camp amounted to nothing. On the other hand, if his kicking hadn't faltered late last season, Crosby never would've been drafted.
     
  4. Zero2Cool

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    The uphill battle I believe is him saying he felt that by using a draft pick that he had little to no chance of making the team.

    I didn't want to lose either of them, but understood we couldn't keep two.

    Both appear to be good kickers.
     
  5. Greg C.

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    I like Rayner and all, but finishing 29th in the league in field goal percentage last year just doesn't cut it. And if he was the one who made 86% of his field goal attempts in the preseason and Crosby had made 81%, I'm guessing Rayner would still be here.
     
  6. cheesey

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    We will see if "Bing" (my name for Crosby) will be up to the task when Lambeau field is frozen! I HOPE he is!!!
    He has plenty of leg, but can he be accurate?
     

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