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P Andy Groom (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OSUsushichic, May 6, 2004.

  1. OSUsushichic

    OSUsushichic Fired up! Ready to go! Staff Member

    Looks like Groom has some competition in SF. Hope he gets the nod.

    SF Drafts Punter
  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Bionic Leg

    well, if SF cuts him maybe the Browns will pick him up, I know they need a new punter.
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    Good luck for Andy... last year he said punters with NFL experiance kept getting the nod... well all three of the guys gunning for the position have not played in the league... this is his best shot to make the league IMO...
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    It's still hard for me to believe Groom hasn't found a home yet. Just doesn't make any sense. Andy is a better punter than a lot of the "seasoned veterans" I saw in the NFL last year. Experience or not he deserves a shot. Hey, that rhymed. I'm a poet and didn't know it...
  5. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President


    He was on the news in Columbus during the season last year... he said he had a few tryouts with different teams, and some of the tryouts he was (his views not the teams) the best guy there... he said teams really like vets and he doesn't have "NFL experiance" so some teams passed on him.

    That is why I said this could be a good thing for him... of the three going for the position, none have "NFL experiance"...
  6. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

  7. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    With the absolutely lousy punting in the NFL, I'm surprised this kid doesn't make it.
  8. exhawg

    exhawg Self Mythologizing Monster Staff Member

    I hope the Browns check that move
  9. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Is it a lot harder to punt in the NFL or something? Different size ball, must punt faster to avoid block, etc.? It seems net punting averages are much better in college than the pros and you would expect the opposite (or at least the same).

    The guys trying to block the punt are bigger/faster/better, but so are your blockers. The coverage should be better, but the return guys and blockers are better too. I don't get it.
  10. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    It's just a lot harder to stick in the NFL as a punter. They only carry one per team, so you have to supplant the vet, which is nearly impossible because they a) never get hurt, and b) play until they're 60 (Sean Landetta, hello).
  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    How do ya like that? Keep Ken Dorsey and waive Groom.
  12. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Groom was interviewed on 1460TheFan the other day and talked about the difference between kicking in the NFL and college. He claimed in college he could just kick the ball and his objective was just to kick it as far as he could. In the NFL coaches wanted hang time over distance so it caused him to change his punting style(the way he dropped the ball, the way he struck it, etc.) but he was working on it to get better. Hopefully he makes the adjustment and lands a job down the road.
  13. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    Groom waived?
  14. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Staff Member Bookie

    They should've kept him. The 49ers are so bad this year, they're gonna need a second punter after their starting punter's leg falls off in Week 4.
  15. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    Andy Groom to Give it One More Shot

    The Browns should really sign this guy, if only for training camp. Anything besides Derrick "7 yards" Frost.

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