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Old 02-02-2017, 02:35 PM
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Are they paying him more than what he was getting to punt?
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:12 PM
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Sad to see him go.

But I am sure he will have a great post NFL career, will be showing up in the media and broadcasts for many years.
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Old 02-02-2017, 04:53 PM
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I liked Pat a lot. He was a very consistent punter, kickoff specialist and holder on FG and PAT attempts. He honestly will be missed in the locker room, I am sure, for his attitude and ability to keep things light.

Finding a replacement for him is not as easy as it might sound. There are currently only 3 punters who are listed as unrestricted free agents:

40 year old Shane Lechler, HOU
31 year old Britton Colquitt, CLE
27 year old Jeff Locke, MIN

and one guy who is a RFA:

26 year old Colton Schmidt, BUF

There will be some movement of Punters during the off-season and a few will probably be released after the draft and such but there is not much to pick from in free agency.

There are only 2 guys that Walter Football thinks could/should be drafted at the Punter position:

JK Scott, Alabama
Austin Rehkow, Idaho

I like Rehkow because he also kicked FGs for them and was 26 of 29 during his senior year. Flexibility is great! It probably also indicates that he did kickoff duties for them as well so there is that.

My guess is that the Colts would have to use a 6th round draft pick in order to secure one of those guys. That is fine with me since our low round picks rarely seem to contribute much (Good is the only 6th or 7th round pick to really contribute since the 2010 7th round pick of Kavell Conner).

Sadly, neither Scott nor Rehkow are black so Omaha will not be happy.

This sucks. Godspeed, Patty Mac.

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Rekhow is Idaho’s do it all specialist. He punts, he kicks off and he kicks field goals. This year he has gone 18-for-20 on field goal attempts, with all of those attempts coming inside 50 yards. As a punter he is tied for the highest single punt hang-time lead this year, with one punt staying in the air for an incredible 5.37 seconds. 17 of his 35 punts have landed inside the opposing 20 yard line, and just 10 have been returned.
https://www.profootballfocus.com/col...s-and-punters/

I do like the sound of a guy that can kick the living shit out of the ball like that.

If we do draft a guy, it'll probably take some time before we develop him to the point where he's as skillful as far situational punting as McAfee is/was.

Does Dave Toub have a special assistant or anything in Kansas City? Maybe Ballard could bring in a guy like that to help groom a young punter.

I realize that the fact that we'll need a new Punter and having an ace Special teams coach to develop him is probably about Reason #504,343,234 why having Toub over Pagano would've been more ideal, but this does twist the blade just a little bit.
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Old 02-02-2017, 05:51 PM
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Devon Bell is on the practice squad. I imagine he will get the opportunity to show what he can do.
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McAfee will be missed. Awesome punter
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http://www.espn.com/blog/indianapoli...-signing-bonus

Colts are saving $2.8M in cap space on McAfee retiring.

That's...nice, I suppose.
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Dang, this sucks, but good luck to Pat, and thanks for the memories.
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This actually pisses me off. Easily one of our best players walks away. I understand why but damn.
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He will be on NFL network or one of the other stations before long. He is funny and interesting, and you can actually understand what he says. And he pulls no punches
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He will be on NFL network or one of the other stations before long. He is funny and interesting, and you can actually understand what he says. And he pulls no punches
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he isn't black and talks in a way you are familiar with since you are from indiana.


he really isn't that funny. his shtick will wear thin very quickly.
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