Redskins sign Neil Rackers

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Who wins the Kicking Job

Graham Gano
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Neil Rackers
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Redskins sign Neil Rackers

Postby Red_One43 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:31 pm

We signed Neil Rackers.

Years ago, I would have loved this signing, but Rackers isn't what he used to be. I doubt he beats out Gano - Gano is great in the pre-season.

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Postby Countertrey » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:32 pm

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Postby gay4pacman » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:37 pm

i like having an established vet to compete with "uh oh" gano in TC. Not totally sold on rackers though....zona and houston both inside...we will see how he does outside all year round.....
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Postby Deadskins » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:38 pm

Graham Gano just gulped, hard.

The Redskins have signed kicker Neil Rackers, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston.

We’re headed to Washington,” said Rackers, who spent the last two years in Houston. “I visited with Coach Shanahan and [special teams coach] Danny Smith out there [Monday] and really enjoyed what they had to say. I’ll be competing for a job with Graham Gano, who is an established, good kicker.”

Rackers said he wanted to stay in Houston, but that the Texans never came through with a multi-year offer.

We’ve had promises for a while now on a long-term deal and they came to us with a minimum offer,” Rackers said. “So we just felt like the opportunity for advancement was not in Houston. We came in and did the job like they asked us to. Didn’t really feel like that was appreciated. I am really excited to go to Washington. Really excited to compete. Really excited to hopefully win a job and be the guy in Washington.”

Gano probably isn’t as excited.

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Postby Red_One43 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:39 pm

Red_One43 wrote:We signed Neil Rackers.

Years ago, I would have loved this signing, but Rackers isn't what he used to be. I doubt he beats out Gano - Gano is great in the pre-season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... l-rackers/




Might have to eat some early crow - Didn't realize that Rackers had such a good year.

Rackers set a Texans team record last season with 135 points.


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Postby gay4pacman » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:52 pm

a texans team record isn't quite as impressive as a non expansion team record....but he did have a strong year. i like this signing!
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Postby Red_One43 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:59 pm

This BR report ranks Rackers 25th and Gano 26th.

Impressive is Rackers KO power.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1100 ... ers/page/9

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Postby Deadskins » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:51 pm

Red_One43 wrote:This BR report ranks Rackers 25th and Gano 26th.

Impressive is Rackers KO power.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1100 ... ers/page/9

Are you being facetious? He scored a 2 on KO power. Only had 22 touchbacks. Gano at least got a 5.
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:20 am

Red_One43 wrote:This BR report ranks Rackers 25th and Gano 26th.

Impressive is Rackers KO power.


http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1100 ... ers/page/9

How does he kick with DL 3-4 yatds into the back field.

Danny Smith was more of the problem last year than Gano was. Any time your FG/extra point team gets 9 kicks blocked there is a problem with coaching.
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Postby The Hogster » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:42 am

I said last year Ga-No Good was in trouble. Hopefully he gets it together, but he's a choke artist, so even a good preseason isn't a guarantee that he won't go shankapotamus again.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:51 am

Neil Rackers is da** good, I'm shocked that this is even a poll. Gano is gone. I had Rackers on my fantasy squad last year (I won the champion ship, only lost one game the entire season lol) and he was a beast.
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Postby leesburgskinsfan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:14 am

I like him too and I wish I had him on my fantasy team.

How old is Rackers?

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Postby SkinsJock » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:23 am

We needed to have competition for Gano and the FO has brought in a solid kicker

we might even see another one brought in



we have been looking for these guys to ensure that there is competition for each and every position


Rackers will push Gano and we'll end up with the better kicker
Robert Griffin will become a really good NFL QB he's got the physical attributes and he knows what he has to do to

hopefully Kirk Cousins can take advantage of this opportunity till RG3 is ready to play again

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Postby riggofan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:40 am

I predict one of two things will happen:

1) Gano will beat out Rackers in the pre-sesason, going 12-12 on kicks including a beast 60 yarder. Then will finish the season 30-46 with eight blocked kicks.

2) Rackers beats out Gano in the preseason. Then finishes out the regular season 30-46 with eight blocked kicks. Gano will get picked up by Pittsburgh and earn a pro bowl appearance.

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Postby langleyparkjoe » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:46 am

rackers would be playin in dc where the weather is a factor, look where he played previously and compare that.

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