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    Bye Bye Rhys



    I caught this at the end of the Sun article today:

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/f...,7848503.story

    Kicker Rhys Lloyd, who was waived by the Ravens on Saturday to make room for linebacker Robert McCune, was signed by the Carolina Panthers.

    I hope the Panthers don't jerk him around like the Ravens did. I wish he would have had a chance to play but due to injuries I guess that wasn't possible.
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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    Another loss to Ravens - he was Stover's replacement in the making.

    How long will Stover last?




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    I can't say with any degree of conviction that this is a big loss, since we never really got to see much of the guy, but the Ravens yanked him around like a yo-yo this year. He's on the team, then he's not, then he's on again, then he's not -- I guess they had their reasons, but that had to be tiresome for him.

    But as UKRaven is suggesting, Stover won't last forever. It would be nice to have a replacement lined up. Replacing kickers usually isn't that hard, but Stover has been so good for so long, it could be a harsh return to reality when his replacement starts missing FGs.




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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    I have to agree with HW .... nice kid, but not a big loss in the grand scheme of things.

    Does anyone know if there are decent kickers on the free agent market?
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    Backup placekickers are a dime a dozen I believe. Having an extra placekicker on the 53 man was a luxury we could not afford for many games this year. I don't think it's a big deal, I really don't.
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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    I still get a sinking feeling Stover is going to retire this season, although maybe now he puts it off until we can get a replacement and hold onto him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    .... nice kid, but not a big loss in the grand scheme of things.
    I have to disagree. I understand that our injury situation prevented Rhys from being activated each game. However, how often did the opposing team start on their own 40 yd line after a kickoff - the Cleveland game comes immediately to mind? A kick-off artist who would consistently get the ball into the endzone would've been a mega help this year, especially with our pathetic kick-off coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenjoe View Post
    I have to disagree. I understand that our injury situation prevented Rhys from being activated each game. However, how often did the opposing team start on their own 40 yd line after a kickoff - the Cleveland game comes immediately to mind? A kick-off artist who would consistently get the ball into the endzone would've been a mega help this year, especially with our pathetic kick-off coverage.
    Accurate on all accounts! The injury problem kept the YOYO effect going, and I for one thought that his kick-offs would have helped much more than the roster moves they made which kept him in a constant state of limbo!!!!




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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    He impressed me in pre-season with kick offs and that 60+ yard FG, but was disappointing when he got his chance against Indy this year. Booming leg, though - may have been valuable with experience.

    Either way - a big loss for the UK Ravens at least - no Brits on the team now!




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    Quote Originally Posted by FellsPointRaven View Post
    Either way - a big loss for the UK Ravens at least - no Brits on the team now!
    A big loss for the Baltimore Ravens as well! Until we get decent coverage on kickoffs, we're going to continue to put our defense in the hole!
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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    A "big loss"? Please.

    What did he do when he was active this year? He pretty much sucked.


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    Re: Bye Bye Rhys

    Please, then, tell me how many games he actually suited up for? I know I saw him in one game; but what other games did he kick off in. IMO, field position is extremely critical, and, again, with our s--tty coverage, we need all the help we can get.
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