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Saints say goodbye to John Carney again

John Carney’s margin for error during his latest stint with the Saints was one missed kick.

The Saints released Carney after the 46-year-old failed to convert a 29-yard field goal against the Cardinals.  The team also picked up safety Matt Giordano to help on special teams.  They released running back Deshawn Wynn to make room for Julius Jones.

The move to dump Carney looks harsh, but the Saints couldn’t afford to keep two kickers on the roster when they are so banged-up at other positions.  They had to make a choice, and Hartley got the nod.

Of course, the Saints know Carney is always only a phone call away.

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17 Responses to “Saints say goodbye to John Carney again”
  1. FinFan68 says: Oct 12, 2010 5:48 PM

    The way Carney is getting treated, I hope he at least got a SB ring out of it for last year

  2. Reggies jukemove says: Oct 12, 2010 5:52 PM

    Oh jeez. Dam injury bug. We need Billy the exterminator.

  3. Kay Bee says: Oct 12, 2010 6:17 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    October 12, 2010 5:48 PM
    The way Carney is getting treated, I hope he at least got a SB ring out of it for last year
    ———————————————
    I don’t feel bad for him, that’s life in the NFL. I’m sure his family will be able to eat tonight.
    …and yes, he did get a ring for last year because technically he was on the coaching staff at the time.

  4. carmensandiego says: Oct 12, 2010 6:21 PM

    Oh yeah of course get rid of Carney because the 3 INTERCEPTIONS Drew Brees threw didn’t cost them the game.
    What a bunch of dumb asses.

  5. Kay Bee says: Oct 12, 2010 6:31 PM

    carmensandiego says:
    October 12, 2010 6:21 PM
    Oh yeah of course get rid of Carney because the 3 INTERCEPTIONS Drew Brees threw didn’t cost them the game.
    What a bunch of dumb asses.
    ———————————————–
    Are you retarded? They didn’t get rid of Carney because of a missed FG, it’s because they signed a running back. It makes no sense to have 2 kickers on the team…so they went with the younger option (Hartley).
    Anyway, are you suggesting they cut Brees?

  6. Jack Burton says: Oct 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    Hartley is going to end up like Cundiff and Folk, kicking like crap all year.

  7. scra22 says: Oct 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    October 12, 2010 5:48 PM
    The way Carney is getting treated, I hope he at least got a SB ring out of it for last year
    ====
    Carney seemed to understand it would just be a temporary thing, as we didn’t get rid of Garrett Hartley. He’s 23 years older than Hartley and obviously never the long-term solution.
    And yes, any player who was on the active roster at any point last year got a ring. He played for 11 games and was given a kicking consultant position for the rest of the season and playoffs.

  8. scra22 says: Oct 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    “carmensandiego says:
    October 12, 2010 6:21 PM
    Oh yeah of course get rid of Carney because the 3 INTERCEPTIONS Drew Brees threw didn’t cost them the game.”
    =========
    We can’t afford to keep two kickers on our roster with all the injuries we’ve sustained. We need the spot for a fill-in. If we cut Hartley, someone would snatch him up and they know it. It’s safer to let Carney go. He was just a band-aid anyway

  9. carp killah says: Oct 12, 2010 7:05 PM

    He had to know this was going to happen. He probably still would have gotten cut if he had made the kick. They need the roster spot, obviously. His signing was probably a wake up call for the young kid, he should come back this week and kick better.

  10. clintcooper says: Oct 12, 2010 9:39 PM

    Julius Jones? JULIUS JONES????
    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

  11. clintcooper says: Oct 12, 2010 9:41 PM

    Jack Burton – are you being facetious? Nick Folk just had one of the great kicking nights in recent NFL history – nailing 5 field goals, including a 53 yarder.

  12. turbodog says: Oct 12, 2010 9:44 PM

    carmensandiego says:
    October 12, 2010 6:21 PM
    Oh yeah of course get rid of Carney because the 3 INTERCEPTIONS Drew Brees threw didn’t cost them the game.
    What a bunch of dumb asses.
    carmen…look in the mirror. YOU ARE THE DUMBASS

  13. Ted_Thompsons_Draft_Pick says: Oct 12, 2010 10:25 PM

    I love how teams lose one game and fans start turning on each other… lawl
    ***Ted Thompson sings “Never Gonna Give you up” to his draft picks at night***

  14. carmensandiego says: Oct 12, 2010 10:27 PM

    Nononono…it was the article and the way it was worded making it sound like it was because of 1 missed kick.
    I read other accounts on making room for the running back. I get it. Trust me.
    It was totally based on this article. Nothing more.

  15. throwtoheath says: Oct 12, 2010 10:31 PM

    @turbodog
    nice comeback or whatever the hell that was.

  16. Saints#12 says: Oct 13, 2010 6:22 AM

    yes Carney got his ring last year!!!!!

  17. ejtowne says: Oct 13, 2010 7:43 AM

    There are plenty of kickers out there that are missing FG’s for their team, It won’t be long before he has a new job, even at his age.

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