Carney, Hartley and Week 6 (1 Viewer)

Cuozzo67

Super Forum Fanatic
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 21, 2009
Messages
5,641
Reaction score
1,808
Offline
So, what happens when Hartley is eligible to return to the roster in Week 6 (after the bye)? What happens to Carney? Morstead is doing well on kickoffs, so that may help Carney's chances.

Even though he doesn't have a strong leg, I'd still rather have Carney in a pressure situation. Hartley has the better leg, and was great last year, but both he and Carney each missed an easy FG in the preseason.

Who stays? You can't afford to keep them both like we did with Cundiff and Carney in 06. Can you?
 

BoNcHiE

Every team's Elixor
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
57,554
Reaction score
72,372
Offline
Carney has kicked like one FG.

It's too early to tell right now.
 

SaintlyAgenda

Cam Jordan Fan Club
Joined
Sep 16, 2006
Messages
5,537
Reaction score
2,700
Age
39
Location
Denver, CO
Offline
I would be surprised if even the Saints organization knew the answer to that question. As bonchie stated, it's just far too early to tell.
 

Cjjr72984

Purple Knight
Joined
Oct 17, 2006
Messages
5,179
Reaction score
3,525
Age
36
Location
Central City via N.O. East
Offline
In my honest opinion, I think they'll just role with Carney and Morestead the rest of the year. Morestead has been great on kickoffs (which Hartley wouldve been doing) and Carney is money.
 

SAINT__STEVEN

IN for that TITle Run
Joined
Dec 6, 2006
Messages
2,617
Reaction score
1,726
Location
Brew City
Offline
Like everyone said it's a little early to tell. Personally I think we will bring back Hartley. Carney might be a solid vet, but his lack of leg strength is going to cost us at some point. Not only with not getting 3 when we need it, but also with the fact that because he doesn't have the same range he is forced to kick it lower and will have more kicks blocked that way--leading to big plays for the other team.

Hartley may have committed a dumb move, but you can't forget that the guy was perfect last year. He will be back.
 

BoNcHiE

Every team's Elixor
Joined
Dec 16, 2004
Messages
57,554
Reaction score
72,372
Offline
As long as we can, we'll carry 2 kickers. Right now, we probably have the roster flexibility to make it happen.

Payton won't let us lose again because of a headcase kicker.
 
OP
Cuozzo67

Cuozzo67

Super Forum Fanatic
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 21, 2009
Messages
5,641
Reaction score
1,808
Offline
If both stay, Carney needs to get w/Hartley regarding that hair.
 

BRKLYNsaint

Veteran Starter
Joined
Apr 24, 2004
Messages
386
Reaction score
80
Location
West Coast
Offline
In my honest opinion, I think they'll just role with Carney and Morestead the rest of the year. Morestead has been great on kickoffs (which Hartley wouldve been doing) and Carney is money.


Carney has ALREADY missed a GIMME field GOAL week one against the Lions...His FG attempts have looked shaky at best...wobbly, nowhere near down the middle consistently..Hardly any leg left...Carney missed 2 field goals for the GIANTS in a PLAYOFF game last year which they lost...He didn't have the leg to kick against the Bears in the NFChamp. game..He CAN'T kick off because of weak leg strenght.....The guy is NOT money...need I say more...No I don't think so....
 

guidomerkinsrules

W H A T E V I R
VIP Contributor
Joined
Apr 30, 2007
Messages
64,412
Reaction score
107,303
Location
by the cemeteries
Offline
Like everyone said it's a little early to tell. Personally I think we will bring back Hartley. Carney might be a solid vet, but his lack of leg strength is going to cost us at some point.QUOTE]

the lack of a kicker cost us the playoffs last year - i can't see payton making the same decision twice (getting rid of carney)
put hartley on the roster and deactivate?
 

Spec

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Oct 5, 2006
Messages
1,708
Reaction score
1,682
Location
Mandeville, LA
Offline
I think it will be Carney and Morstead. Hartley's screw-up cost him his job for this year.
 

workhorse

No White Flags!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
5,318
Reaction score
1,880
Location
Keller, TX
Offline
Hartley may have committed a dumb move, but you can't forget that the guy was perfect last year. He will be back.

But Hartley was far from perfect in practice this year and in the preseason games. Barring Carney going on a cold streak, I don't think there is any way we change from the Carney/Morestead combo.
 

workhorse

No White Flags!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
5,318
Reaction score
1,880
Location
Keller, TX
Offline
Not that this has anything at all to do with football but I don't see anything wrong with Hartley's hair.

I think it's the generation gap talking, saint 31. Us oldschoolers like myself and Cuozzo 67 prefer our kickers with crew cuts and kicking the ball straight on.
 

TCEd

All-Pro
Joined
Aug 18, 2007
Messages
1,550
Reaction score
1,601
Location
Muskegon, MI
Offline
You Stay with the Money, we should have never gotten rid of Carney in the first place, look how many we lost in 07 & 08 because of bad kicking, I hope they keep Carney.
 

TheIronSheik

ALL-MADDEN TEAM
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
2,297
Reaction score
1,419
Offline
Even if the Saints cut Carney, since he was on the roster in week 1, he gets paid for the year. I wonder if they have some deal with him that if Hartley has problems, they will bring him back.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom