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  • Lawrence Tynes: a portrait in mediocrity

    I used to dog this guy all the time, and stopped after the Giants won it again in 2011. I figured why bother beating that drum?

    But yesterday, I was reminded again of why Tynes bothers me so much.

    Yes, he's generally accurate.....but that's about it. As shown yesterday, he is capable of missing from anywhere on the field.

    And, even worse, he's basically hopeless from outside 49 yards. Coughlin couldn't even send him out there to attempt a 50 yarder in a freaking dome.

    Granted, his FG % looks good.....but when you consider that other NFL kickers are counted on to try long field goals which Tynes can't make, it's less impressive.

    Is Tynes awful?.......no.

    Is he good?......very debatable.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

  • #2
    This is what you choose to focus on after that loss? Eh, ok.

    Tynes is the least of our problems.

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    • #3
      It could be a lot worse, but no, he isn't very good at all.
      #80

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GMENAGAIN View Post
        This is what you choose to focus on after that loss? Eh, ok.

        Tynes is the least of our problems.
        Was the least of our problems yesterday. But some day he's probably the biggest, again. Don't forget he has already cost the Giants 1 game this season (1st eagles) if not more. I don't know why they stick with him unless they're blaming DeOssie or Weatherford.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Zaggs View Post
          Was the least of our problems yesterday. But some day he's probably the biggest, again. Don't forget he has already cost the Giants 1 game this season (1st eagles) if not more. I don't know why they stick with him unless they're blaming DeOssie or Weatherford.
          If you think that Tynes cost us the Eagles game you know absolutely nothing about football.

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          • #6
            He isn't the biggest of problems, but he is mediocre. I'm scared of getting him to kick a 30-40 yd field goal.....In desperate measures, I'd be afraid... really afraid.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GMENAGAIN View Post
              If you think that Tynes cost us the Eagles game you know absolutely nothing about football.
              I know enough about football to know that if you lose by 2 points, and your kicker comes up short on a last second kick (after shanking his first attempt), your kicker cost you the game. Lets not also forget that had Favre not been an interception happy QB Tynes would have cost the Giants their first trip to the Super Bowl.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GMENAGAIN View Post
                This is what you choose to focus on after that loss? Eh, ok.

                Tynes is the least of our problems.
                I'm not focusing on it....I'm bringing up the fact that he's just not that good.

                He played a role in the loss. Missed a chip shot that would have made it 7-3.

                Tynes is a direct cause of the Giants suffering the worst shutout by a defending Super Bowl Champ.
                "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Moke View Post
                  He isn't the biggest of problems, but he is mediocre. I'm scared of getting him to kick a 30-40 yd field goal.....In desperate measures, I'd be afraid... really afraid.
                  In desperate measures he's been pretty clutch. Except for the Philly game..that wasnt his fault. SO YEAH.
                  Mood: WOOF!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
                    In desperate measures he's been pretty clutch. Except for the Philly game..that wasnt his fault. SO YEAH.
                    There are still about 10-15 kickers I'd rather take before I'd take Tynes. Probably even more.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rudyy View Post
                      In desperate measures he's been pretty clutch. Except for the Philly game..that wasnt his fault. SO YEAH.
                      Desperate like those 2 misses in Green Bay during the NFC championship game?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                        I'm not focusing on it....I'm bringing up the fact that he's just not that good.

                        He played a role in the loss. Missed a chip shot that would have made it 7-3.

                        Tynes is a direct cause of the Giants suffering the worst shutout by a defending Super Bowl Champ.
                        Every player and coach on that team played a direct role in the loss

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Moke View Post
                          He isn't the biggest of problems, but he is mediocre. I'm scared of getting him to kick a 30-40 yd field goal.....In desperate measures, I'd be afraid... really afraid.
                          I'll tell you want, there is no such thing as a "gimme" with this guy. Every kick is ****ing adventure.
                          "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                          "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Moke View Post
                            There are still about 10-15 kickers I'd rather take before I'd take Tynes. Probably even more.
                            Can't disagree there...he's been reliable this year though.
                            Mood: WOOF!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                              I'll tell you want, there is no such thing as a "gimme" with this guy. Every kick is ****ing adventure.
                              Just like this team

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