Predicted: Rackers OUT

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Predicted: Rackers OUT

Postby tribeofjudah » Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:57 pm

This per Rich Randler: Youth movement is in Force...

There are four specialists on the roster, the Redskins will keep three.

In: P Sav Rocca, LS Nick Sundberg, PK Graham Gano
Out: PK Neil Rackers

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Rocca and Sundberg have no competition right now although they could bring in someone during camp should either one of them falter. That seems unlikely and they are very likely to go into the season with their jobs.

If Rackers clearly outperforms Gano in camp and in the preseason games, the job is his. If Gano is better, he gets the job. That’s obvious. But who will win if there is no clear winner?

Will Danny Smith and Mike Shanahan go with the veteran Rackers, believing that his experience will be an asset the team can lead on as the season wears on? Or will they stick with younger Gano thinking that they have gone through the labor pains for the past two years to they should get the baby?

I think that on this youth-oriented team the younger player will get the push. So since Gano wins out in two of the three possible scenarios I’ll go with picking Gano as the winner of the competition.





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Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:40 pm

Hard to disagree that if it's a wash in camp, Gano should be the one to stay. Rackers is old and declining; Gano is young and still a question mark.
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Postby SkinsJock » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:58 pm

There will be competition for the Redskins' FG kicking duties

Gano is not getting the job unless he earns it
Getting our QB back will help a lot but we still have a lot of issues to address

Players and coaches need to believe that they can be successful - they are not playing with that attitude - big changes are coming

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Postby frankcal20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:19 pm

I hope he does b/c he's got a canon of a leg. Just needs accuracy and height on his kicks. But that comes with confidence and experience.

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Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:35 am

You know wuh, I'm actually rooting for Gano to get the job.

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Postby emoses14 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:36 am

frankcal20 wrote:I hope he does b/c he's got a canon of a leg. Just needs accuracy and height on his kicks. But that comes with confidence and experience.


Precisely how I feel about Gano. Think (hope) he could be a long term answer at the position, one less thing to be worried about.
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Postby riggofan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:23 am

langleyparkjoe wrote:You know wuh, I'm actually rooting for Gano to get the job.

:shock:


I know what you're saying, man. It kills me too, because he definitely cost us a couple games last season. I'd just like to see the team rewarded for having some patience with a young kicker. Take his lumps, learn from mistakes and grow into a reliable player at the position.

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Postby Irn-Bru » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:23 am

langleyparkjoe wrote:You know wuh, I'm actually rooting for Gano to get the job.

:shock:


I'm totally hoping Gano gets the job — assuming he earns it, of course. I see a lot of upside in him, and think his best kicking days are still ahead.
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Postby ACW » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:14 pm

riggofan wrote:
langleyparkjoe wrote:You know wuh, I'm actually rooting for Gano to get the job.

:shock:


I know what you're saying, man. It kills me too, because he definitely cost us a couple games last season..
Yeah, but without that we might've had to trade even MORE for RGIII.

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Postby 1niksder » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:45 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:
langleyparkjoe wrote:You know wuh, I'm actually rooting for Gano to get the job.

:shock:


I'm totally hoping Gano gets the job — assuming he earns it, of course. I see a lot of upside in him, and think his best kicking days are still ahead.



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Postby rskin72 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:45 am

I always thought that, competition nonwithstanding, Gano would come out on top.....and age would be one key factor. Still think that unless Gano just lays the proverbial egg in training camp and pre season games, he will be the man.
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:28 pm

i vote Gano...
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