I will try to make this as quick as possible for all of you that hate kickers. The truth of the matter is that this is an area of the team that has not been performing very well. There are four Kickers/Punters on the 2010 new York Giants roster currently. Field position and field goals are a very important part of the game, they need work in this area. Let’s begin with K Lawrence Tynes. The Giants fans I have talked to about Tynes seem to be split on their opinions. Some still remember the fateful day back during the 2007 season, when Tynes beat the Packers to send Big Blue to the Super Bowl. Others think he has been less then reliable when we needed some FG points. Personally, I would like to see Tynes replaced but only if it is a better kicker. I’m sure the front office is shaking their heads saying “Really? a better kicker, now that’s an original idea” but what I mean is, if no solid veteran kicker is available, I guess Tynes will have to do for now. Even though, my stomach turns to knots every time he lines up for a FG. The New York Giants will never draft a kicker or punter.
Jeff Feagles is a seasoned veteran and mostly known as the best directional punter to ever play the game. He is a true weapon to have on your team. Father time seems to be catching up with Feagles who has played in 22 NFL seasons. His numbers were off last year and he didn’t seem to be getting the same distance that coaches and fans have grown accustomed to. Still, the team decided to re-sign Feagles to a one year deal and see how much he has left in the tank. Any true football fan loves Feagles because of his toughness and longevity. He remains one of the only lights that could ever shine on the punter position.
K Sam Swank and P Jy Bond are on the roster as training camp motivation. I doubt that either of these guys will be on the team once the season starts. It would take a Herculean effort to replace P Feagles or K Tynes at this point. Out of the two, Swank has the better chance of making something happen.
What do you think about the current 2010 New York Giants Kickers/Punters situation?
Here is a list of the current 2010 New York Giants Kickers/Punters:
1. Jeff Feagles, Punter #18
2. Lawrence Tynes, Kicker #9
3. Sam Swank, Kicker #3
4. Jy Bond, Punter #TBA
RD – NYGReporter.com