Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Dan Carpenter CUT

I wrote this last night - Dan Carpenter has been released.

It is practically a foregone conclusion that this is Dan's swansong, these last few preseason games.   I only ask why cut Carpenter when there are at least 4 or 5 teams with kicker problems?  Dan Carpenter's career numbers show he is 96% accurate inside 40 yards.  There are plenty of teams who would love that consistency.

We should try to trade carpenter for a veteran Offensive Tackle.  Dallas and Tampa Bay, to name two, need a quality Kicker.  We need one more solid backup offensive tackle for depth.  However, if we could get a 6th or 7th round pick (even though it is unlikely that a team would give up a pick), we could go that route.

Food for thought.  What do you think?
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Uhhh,DC$ is as good as gone,theirs no way we keep 2 Kickers,and he isn't worth the money,he choked last season in the clutch and cost us about 3-4gamez,Carpenters time is up,Sturgis is younger,cheaper and not only has a stronger leg but he's as accurate a kicker as I've seen inna long time,(58 yarder at Jacksonville case in point!) At this point of Camp and Preseason Sturgis has the leg up no pun intended on DS$ and by the time the Regular season roles around inna few weeks, Sturgis will b our starting Kicker and a really good one at that! Phinz Up

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Umm no . No team would trade for a kicker. They usually grab the off the waiger wire. Face it. Carpenter is gone. He cost us at least 3 games last year.

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Trade a kicker for a veteran OT? Why don't you just throw in a new stadium too! If you going to dream might as well dream big.

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The problem is his salary. I expect he will get cut and signed for1/2 his current contract. I don't see him taking a pay cut to make it possible to trade him lol

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The problem is his salary. I expect he will get cut and signed for1/2 his current contract. I don't see him taking a pay cut to make it possible to trade him lol

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All good points!

I was thinking that if there are 4 or 5 teams in the hunt, and someone wanted him without having to worry about him being signed to another team, we may be able to entice a team to take him before he becomes a free agent. Maybe we trade him and a 2014 7th round pick for a 2014 6th round pick. Move up a round on a pick. Just thinking... Dan would much rather be traded than cut. I can promise you that!

The salary cap thing could be an issue... but, there are ways to get around that, especially since I imagine Carpenter probably would take a cut in pay to be traded.

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He may make it to the final cut. But I doubt very very much that anyone will trade a player or 7th rounder for him. Maybe a blocking dummie or a water bucket.
He has already told his agent to start snooping around.

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LOL - Perfect - let's take a water bucket!

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The problem is every team in the league KNOWS we're gonna let DC$ go either by release or (far less likely) trade. We didn't draft Sturgis so high with the intention of him not being our starter and everyone knows that. Plus Sturgis's entire contract salary is less than DC's THIS YEAR! So most teams will just wait for us to release him. Having said that, if a good kicker has some catastrophic injury near to the cutdown that team may be willing to trade a 7 for DC so he doesn't hit the open market. He'd have to renegotiate his salary, but he'll be doing that anyway if he's released.

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Oh boy Dave. It's possible, but, not probable. It happens very, very rarely. In fact. Mare was probably the last kicker traded in the NFL ironically. If a team is desperate enough they might give up a late round pick, but, I wouldn't count on it. Ireland has also cut MANY players that it would seem were worthy of at least a late round pick.

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Of course I agree with you all... Let's hope for a desperate situation :p