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(SFGate)   Raiders' Ray Guy gets a kick out of being the first full-time punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame   (sfgate.com) divider line 25
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2014-08-03 09:39:49 AM  
About damned time.

/sometimes it's good to be a Raiders fan!
 
2014-08-03 11:12:40 AM  

basemetal: About damned time.


Indeed, it's ridiculous that it's taken this long for him.  It was amazing watching the kind of hang time he could get on the ball (especially in practice when he was just screwing around & going for altitude).

/sometimes it's good to be a Raiders fan!

Oh yeah.  Growing up in the east bay in the 70s was a fun time to be a fan.  A few of the team lived sort of near me with one right up the street (Dalby - RIP).  On Halloween we all hoped that he would be home because we'd never seen anyone so big before (6'3", 250# which in the 70s was huge).
 
2014-08-03 11:49:11 AM  
(Some Guy) tag is pissed at all these endorsed logos.
 
2014-08-03 11:51:01 AM  
I'm not your Buddy, Guy.
 
2014-08-03 11:58:13 AM  

Recoil Therapy: basemetal: About damned time.

Indeed, it's ridiculous that it's taken this long for him.  It was amazing watching the kind of hang time he could get on the ball (especially in practice when he was just screwing around & going for altitude).


Not just hang time, but he was pretty damn good at kicking the ball out of bounds inside the 10.  The coffin corner kick seems to be a lost art nowadays.

If there was ever a punter who deserved this recognition, it's Ray Guy.
 
2014-08-03 11:58:24 AM  
Yay !
 
2014-08-03 11:59:20 AM  
You done good Canton
 
2014-08-03 12:06:55 PM  
Was 'hang time' coined because of his punts?

Another term I remember but don't hear as much anymore is 'coffin corner', where he was able to kick the ball out of bounds inside the 5 or 10 yard line.

I know he's a specialist but I think he's more deserving than Stenerud, glad to see he finally made it to Canton.
 
2014-08-03 12:20:45 PM  
LONG overdue.

Next up, we need to get Steve Tasker and Jerry Kramer in.
 
2014-08-03 12:36:37 PM  

xaks: LONG overdue.

Next up, we need to get Steve Tasker and Jerry Kramer in.


Agreed. Morten Anderson?
 
2014-08-03 12:40:36 PM  
He was the best punter evar.
 
2014-08-03 12:52:05 PM  
But what does Chris Kluwe think of this?  We know the sports tab loves to talk about Kluwe.
 
2014-08-03 01:00:44 PM  

Recoil Therapy: basemetal: About damned time.

Indeed, it's ridiculous that it's taken this long for him.  It was amazing watching the kind of hang time he could get on the ball (especially in practice when he was just screwing around & going for altitude).

/sometimes it's good to be a Raiders fan!

Oh yeah.  Growing up in the east bay in the 70s was a fun time to be a fan.  A few of the team lived sort of near me with one right up the street (Dalby - RIP).  On Halloween we all hoped that he would be home because we'd never seen anyone so big before (6'3", 250# which in the 70s was huge).


Wow? Dalby died? I did not know that. I grew up during the 70s too (in CO) and watched a lot of Raiders-Broncos games/fistfights.  The Raiders in the 70s were quite the force.
 
2014-08-03 02:04:47 PM  
Next up for Raider fans to lobby Canton for- Cliff Branch and Kenny Stabler.
 
2014-08-03 03:19:55 PM  
Morten Anderson?

For longevity, maybe

For clutch kicks, Vinatieri
 
2014-08-03 03:24:58 PM  

PluckYew: Another term I remember but don't hear as much anymore is 'coffin corner', where he was able to kick the ball out of bounds inside the 5 or 10 yard line.


I've long argued that the coffin corner punt is a lost art.  Now punters try to get the ball down between the hashmarks and make the up man recover it before it rolls into the end zone.
 
2014-08-03 04:01:32 PM  

Nadie_AZ: xaks: LONG overdue.

Next up, we need to get Steve Tasker and Jerry Kramer in.

Agreed. Morten Anderson?


Agreed on all 3.

/Packer fan
//former kicker
 
2014-08-03 04:03:11 PM  
When he retires Brian Moorman will be the second punter in the HOF.

xaks: LONG overdue.

Next up, we need to get Steve Tasker and Jerry Kramer in.


Steve Tasker deserves it, but there is only one true special teamer in the HOF so far, so I dunno if they'll actually do it. Side note, also one of the best CBS field reporters/announcers.
 
2014-08-03 04:07:46 PM  

buckeyebrain: PluckYew: Another term I remember but don't hear as much anymore is 'coffin corner', where he was able to kick the ball out of bounds inside the 5 or 10 yard line.

I've long argued that the coffin corner punt is a lost art.  Now punters try to get the ball down between the hashmarks and make the up man recover it before it rolls into the end zone.


might be the NFL's PC police outlawed the coffin corner until they can come up with a less offensive name ;-)
 
2014-08-03 04:23:18 PM  
Ray Guy made the punter a weapon
 
2014-08-03 04:29:55 PM  

TwoBeersOneCan: But what does Chris Kluwe think of this?  We know the sports tab loves to talk about Kluwe.


Considering Kluwe got fined for wearing a VOTE RAY GUY patch on his jersey during a game, he's probably happy.
 
2014-08-03 05:44:23 PM  

phimuskapsi: When he retires Brian Moorman will be the second punter in the HOF.

xaks: LONG overdue.

Next up, we need to get Steve Tasker and Jerry Kramer in.

Steve Tasker deserves it, but there is only one true special teamer in the HOF so far, so I dunno if they'll actually do it. Side note, also one of the best CBS field reporters/announcers.


Tasker changed how other teams lined up and played.

Bill Parcells, love him or hate him, knows a lot about football. And even HE says that Tasker changed his entire special teams approach when they played Buffalo.

Another guy that should be in on those grounds: LeRoy Butler. Mike Shanahan said on the sideline after beating Green Bay in 97 that their entire plan was to put a hat on 36 on every single snap, and that was it. They'd win if they could do that.

When you're a single person that changes an opposing sideline game plan to these extents, I think you need to be in. Hester, assuming he doesn't fall off a cliff, arguably the same thing.
 
2014-08-03 08:00:41 PM  
Totally earned.  The dude was a punting monster.  If memory serves, it was because of him that networks started to run a "hang time" clock during games.  Some people even accused him of having a special ball filled with helium - which has since been debunked as being somewhere between ineffective and counter-productive.

Hey, why don't they run "hang time" clocks anymore?
 
2014-08-03 11:28:38 PM  
Not hall of fame work but I would have given the MVP of the Giants' most recent super bowl win to Weatherford.
 
2014-08-03 11:33:25 PM  

Earguy: Hey, why don't they run "hang time" clocks anymore?


For kickoffs, it used to be the only way to stop a return was by hang time, so it mattered. Now that they kick from so far forward, there's not much chance for returns anyway.

bass555: For clutch kicks, Vinatieri


~cringes~
 
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