Big kick redeems Saints’ Hartley
His XTAG partners understand that football comes first. But when his playing days are over, Hartley the hunter will be ready for whats next. One day, I could see myself as the host of an outdoor show, he said. Josh is the professional hunter, but when it comes to shooting a bow or rifle, I can do that. A lot of it just comes down to people skills to do something like that. My dad taught me a long time ago that all you have is your word. When someone can trust you, they can trust in your product as well. Hunting will always be in the kickers blood. Even when hes not hunting, hes hunting.
Ex-Saints great Tom Dempsey gets a kick out of Garrett Hartley
Michael DeMocker/The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley kicks a 50-yard field goal against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in Dallas. Despite some high hikes from long snapper Justin Drescher — the team’s third long snapper in as many games — holder Chase Daniel got the ball down, and Hartley smoked each kick through the uprights in impressive fashion. Although some of the points represented lost opportunities for the Saints, most notably Hartley’s 28-yarder with 9:30 left in the third quarter that came after Bush had dropped what looked to be a touchdown, Hartley’s perfect day helped settle uncertainty that has surrounded the Saints’ kicking game in 2010. Hartley ripped a 50-yard boot, his career best, on his first field-goal attempt to give the Saints a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. Then, on another high snap, he nailed a 45-yard kick to give the Saints a 20-3 lead in the second quarter. “He made a real big kick early that I thought gave — you know, whenever you can hit one of those long ones early, he gained a lot of confidence with that kick,” Coach Sean Payton said. “I thought Chase handled a tough snap and did a good job of getting one down.” In addition, Hartley was strong on kickoffs, a huge plus for a team seeking to neutralize Dallas’ explosive return game. Hartley did get one touchback on a lucky bounce down the sideline, but when it mattered most, after the Saints had gone 89 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, Hartley ripped the kickoff 4 yards deep in the end zone and to one side, effectively sealing much of the field off from return man Dez Bryant. “I thought we covered kicks well today, I thought that was important, especially that last kick,” Payton said.
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Could we get an article on what kind of viable o-line talent is unsigned? Have the Steelers called anyone? Sep 27, 2011 11:12 PM Worst name for a group of fans? who dat nation icancountcanyou says: Sep 27, 2011 11:36 PM I dont know if the rest of you watch Sons of Guns, but I am saying nothing bad about Mr. Hartley. Sep 27, 2011 11:42 PM Saints sign T Pat McQuistan, and LB Ramon Humber Sep 28, 2011 3:25 AM Hey Olin, kiss my hair bear ass Match Point Floppy says: Sep 28, 2011 3:46 AM FYI the linked story indicates the Saints have signed LB Ramon Humber and OT Pat McQuistan to replace them. swagjag says: Sep 28, 2011 8:19 AM Even with a deteriorated O-line, Bress should have enough time to change his Facebook status before each throw.
8, 2000. Graham continued his torrid start for the Saints, catching 10 balls for 135 yards in his fourth consecutive 100-yard game — matching an NFL record for a tight end. Tony Gonzalez was the first to accomplish the streak in 2000, and Graham matched the surge in 2011. Graham and Brees said they spent more time together during the offseason, and it looks as if all that work is paying off. “I’m just blessed to be with such a great quarterback and a guy who has so much trust in me,” Graham said. Graham helped the Saints hold onto the ball for 36 minutes, and Brees’ team had no turnovers.
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— Garrett Hartley made one of the biggest field goals in New Orleans Saints history. And to think, Hartley thought his career was over at the start of the 2009 season. The Southlake (Texas) Carroll graduate converted a 40-yard field goal in overtime of the NFC title game Jan. 23 in New Orleans, sending the Saints past the Minnesota Vikings and into Super Bowl XLIV. Not bad for an organization with memorable kicks that include Tom Dempsey’s league-record 63-yard field goal to beat the Detroit Lions in 1970. “It’s kind of funny,” Hartley said. “Sometimes I’m at a restaurant, and whenever I’m walking out now, I get a standing ovation, and I’m over here like, ‘For what?’ I don’t understand what’s going on. I think we’re at Outback the other night and a 70-year-old man busts out a harmonica from his coat pocket and starts playing ‘When the Saints Come Marching In.'” Pts37 Long38 The tune wasn’t always a happy one for Hartley.
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IN ‘THE HUDDLE’ COMMUNITY 2010 NFL draft order: How teams will pick By Jim Corbett, USA TODAY MIAMI New Orleans Saints legend Tom Dempsey welcomed current New Orleans kicker Garrett Hartley into the world of field goal kicking Sainthood. Dempsey said he cheered from his New Orleans-area living room when Hartley delivered the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV . The 63-year-old former kicker famous for a league-record 63-yard field goal that beat the Detroit Lions in 1970 reveled in Hartley’s 40-yarder in overtime that edged the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in the NFC Championship Game. So what if the 5-9, 196-pounder with spiky brown hair more resembles an X Games snowboarder than a Super Bowl XLIV participant? The kid didn’t flinch under the biggest crucible in Saints history. SUPER CITY: Looking back on every Super Bowl in Miami “I’m very proud of Garrett’s kick,” Dempsey said. “Some guys were calling it The Kick.
Garrett Hartley has a strong performance against Dallas Cowboys
11) congratulates kicker Garrett Hartley (No. 5) on his second-quarter field goal. Hartley, who was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s banned-substance policy, set a Super Bowl record with three field goals of 40 yards or longer. SUPER BOWL XLIV 2010 NFL draft order: How teams will pick By Jon Saraceno, USA TODAY MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. It did not look like this season would become the proverbial happily-ever-after story for Garrett Hartley . All that changed during the last two weeks, including his record-setting performance in Super Bowl XLIV . The 23-year-old New Orleans Saints kicker, who was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s banned-substance policy, became the first kicker to make three field goals of 40 yards or longer in the Super Bowl .