Veteran Kicker John Carney Rejoins Saints

Posted: August 15, 2009 in Saints
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After playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs in 2007 and the New York Giants in 2008, John Carney is ready to begin his second stint with the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints have gone though quite the same situation with their place kickers as Carney has gone through his teams. The Saints have seen Olindo Mare, Martin Grammatica and the latest Garrett Hartley put the ball in the air all after the release of John Carney after the 2006 season and all, including apparently Garrett Hartley have failed to satisfy P Diddy’s incredibly short patience for kickers. That has led us here, full circle, back to the most successful kicker in Saints history. Carney made 150 of his 180 field goal attempts for the Saints and racked up an equally impressive 9 for 11 with the Jags, 3 for 3 with the Chiefs, and 35 for 38 last year with the Giants.

Now Carney will have to prove that he still has the accuracy when he competes with Garrett Hartley to win his old job back as a Saints place kicker. The numbers are promising.

Last night Garrett Hartley drilled an impressive 54 yarder, but missed an easy 20 yard chip shot which probably led to the consideration of Carney.

Saints travel to Houston to take on the Texans this Saturday night at 7pm.

  1. Milkman says:

    The most successful Saints kicker ever was Morten Andersen. Not Carney.

  2. Jake says:

    Correction: Morton Anderson: 302/389= 78%

    John Carney: 150/180= 83%

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