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Mr. Irrelevant might be relevant

It looks like having a parade in his honor won’t be the only summer highlight for this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant,” Ryan Succop.

The Chiefs placekicker, drafted 256th overall, is now the heavy favorite to be Kansas City’s starting kicker after the team released Connor Barth on Tuesday.

Barth hit 10-of-12 kicks in his rookie season, but wasn’t known for having a big leg.  The Chiefs rarely attempted long kicks when he was in the lineup.

Power is not a problem for Succop, who reportedly showed 60-yard range during Kansas City’s organized team activities.

Succop now is the only Chiefs kicker on the roster.  It’s possible they could sign a veteran during camp if he struggles, but the job looks like his to lose. 

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6 Responses to “Mr. Irrelevant might be relevant”
  1. norcaldiscgolf says: Jul 28, 2009 8:32 PM

    Way to go Mr. not so Irrelevant… oh wait… he’s a Chief
    Good luck getting a contract nonetheless

  2. gameday says: Jul 28, 2009 9:12 PM

    norcaldiscgolf says:
    July 28, 2009 8:32 PM
    Way to go Mr. not so Irrelevant… oh wait… he’s a Chief
    Good luck getting a contract nonetheless
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    Uh, he already signed a contract weeks ago.
    But good luck in your next attempt at humor cause you need it.

  3. Outsyder says: Jul 28, 2009 9:43 PM

    I still remember Herm talking about how Medlock will get better on one of the episodes of Hardknocks. Because, “that’s what they drafted him for”.
    It’s sad to say it, but his evaluation of a lowly kicker pretty much sums up his abilities as a head coach.

  4. bbq says: Jul 28, 2009 11:35 PM

    Outsyder said:
    “I still remember Herm talking about how Medlock will get better on one of the episodes of Hardknocks. Because, “that’s what they drafted him for”.
    It’s sad to say it, but his evaluation of a lowly kicker pretty much sums up his abilities as a head coach.”
    Yeah, Herm was a horrible head coach. However, he was a good evaluator of talent, even if he did miss majorly on Justin Medlock.

  5. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jul 29, 2009 2:35 AM

    He’ll end up with more fantasy points then Hakeem Nicks….
    Wait and see…

  6. gooboy6 says: Jul 29, 2009 11:16 AM

    Barth must have done something to piss off Haley because he was 10 of 12 last year not bad. Probably had a bad attitude when they drafted a kicker.
    Good luck Connor

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