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  • McManus back; Burse Waived

    Brandon McManus is back - he'll be the kickoff specialist. Rookie Isaiah Burse waived, per @MikeKlis.


    Interesting, I thought Burse had the switch click last week.
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    Wouldn't be surprised to see Burse back on the PS. Bolden has been doing a decent job on returns.
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    • #3
      Wow...this is very interesting! I wonder if they're trying McManus at punter this week?
      On a side note: Burse was nothing special at PR. He was solid, but nothing special.

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      • #4
        This was smart.... it prevents a team like NE from signing him to prevent us from signing him before the playoffs.
        res ipsa loquitur

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mozzerpete View Post
          Wow...this is very interesting! I wonder if they're trying McManus at punter this week?
          On a side note: Burse was nothing special at PR. He was solid, but nothing special.
          Highly unlikely. He's only here to boot balls out of the end zone on kick offs. We did the same thing in Prater's first year in Denver when we sill had Elam kicking field goals. Should McManus stick for the remainder of the season he'll be brought back in camp to compete for kicking duties again next season.

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          • #6
            Lots of interesting moves this week.

            I wonder if the Bolden experiment on KOs was already a foreshadow of looking at somebody else on PRs.

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            • #7
              How's this smart? We now have two kickers, one that has no leg for FG's and the other that is so rattled on every kick he misses so he can only kickoff

              And we waive a talented player in Burse over an absolutely worthless player in Caldwell

              This team is getting dumber and dumber

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              • #8
                Originally posted by #24 Next Champ View Post
                How's this smart? We now have two kickers, one that has no leg for FG's and the other that is so rattled on every kick he misses so he can only kickoff

                And we waive a talented player in Burse over an absolutely worthless player in Caldwell

                This team is getting dumber and dumber
                you are over estimating Burse..............

                This is a smart move. strengthens an area of weakness for the stretch run and letting go a player at a position that they are very strong in.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by #24 Next Champ View Post
                  How's this smart? We now have two kickers, one that has no leg for FG's and the other that is so rattled on every kick he misses so he can only kickoff

                  And we waive a talented player in Burse over an absolutely worthless player in Caldwell

                  This team is getting dumber and dumber
                  Having a player who only kicks off is no different from keeping a player that only returns punts. I consider this move a wash. Burse got steadily better the last few weeks, but was hardly a game changer as a punt returner. He'll likely land on the practice squad and be re-signed when Ball and Hillman get healthy (Burse would then take Stewart's spot on the 53 man roster).

                  It was easy to see this move coming.

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                  • #10
                    I see it as a smart move.

                    We need to maximize our STs, and this is one way of having a quality place kicker, and a guy who can limit returns with long kickoffs, by sacrificing a returner who hasn't shown much yet. It's good strategy. Sure, maybe we should be in a better situation in the first place, but for now, it's the right thing to do.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by #24 Next Champ View Post
                      How's this smart? We now have two kickers, one that has no leg for FG's and the other that is so rattled on every kick he misses so he can only kickoff

                      And we waive a talented player in Burse over an absolutely worthless player in Caldwell

                      This team is getting dumber and dumber
                      Trying to prevent place kick returns. I think the coaches and FO realized that while Barth clearly is the more accurate place kicker, KOs inside the 10 aren't ideal.

                      Burse has shown some talent but he's still young and doesn't have too much experience. He was the other choice after Norwood went out in preseason.

                      Hopefully he can clear waivers and go back to the PS .

                      Keeping McManus from being poached from the PS might be a great strategic move. The AFC is tight and giving a team the chance to basically guarantee good starting field position by taking McManus from us could be game changing.

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                      • #12
                        Burse caught almost every punt (he dropped 1 all year) and usually had decent returns...

                        Caldwell does nothing.well at all besides make poor KR decision and drop passes

                        If Barth can't even kick it into the endzone....uhh what's his range on FG's??? We ever need a 54 yarder late to tie or late and we're likely screwed

                        It was smart letting Prater go, really

                        It's been really useful playing Caldwell over Latimer

                        They have their moments but imo our coaching is without a doubt a weakness on this team

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                        • #13
                          Also if we want to keep just one specialist on the kick team....

                          Would you rather keep the player who is tied for 20th in the league in PR average, or the player who is 3rd in the league for touchbacks? In a game decided by field position I think that is a pretty easy decision to make.

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                          • #14
                            I see it as a smart move too. Much prefer having McManus kicking off for touchbacks then allowing returns. Barth just can't do it.

                            As for Burse. Nice young player that hopefully makes it back to the PS. But I would not be surprised if he did not. Wasn't there at least one team interested in signing him. just a few weeks ago? He is not getting any RB minutes. And is below average as a punt returner. He is far below league averages in return average and a long return despite being 2nd in attempts. Was reliable on fair catches though.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by #24 Next Champ View Post
                              Burse caught almost every punt (he dropped 1 all year) and usually had decent returns...

                              Caldwell does nothing.well at all besides make poor KR decision and drop passes

                              If Barth can't even kick it into the endzone....uhh what's his range on FG's??? We ever need a 54 yarder late to tie or late and we're likely screwed

                              It was smart letting Prater go, really

                              It's been really useful playing Caldwell over Latimer

                              They have their moments but imo our coaching is without a doubt a weakness on this team
                              I liked Burse as well but he only brought PR to the table. Caldwell has been iffy but at least he knows the offense. Also McManus could be called upon for 54yard + FG attempts if needed. I do not think Burse will be claimed by another team.
                              res ipsa loquitur

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