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Giants claim P Johnny Townsend off waivers from Raiders

Anakim : 8/14/2019 4:17 pm
Former fifth rounder out of Florida
3 punters on the roster now?  
Steve in ATL : 8/14/2019 4:19 pm : link
not sure that I have ever seen that before.
Dixon - did not look good in practice  
gidiefor : Mod : 8/14/2019 4:25 pm : link
and Anderson is an UDFA rookie

Anderson's straight on punts looked good -- but he was having problems angling as was Dixon

Competition!!!
That signals  
DavidinBMNY : 8/14/2019 4:28 pm : link
That punter is wide open, and someone is likely to get cut ASAP.
I think we signed him as a returner  
Rudy5757 : 8/14/2019 4:29 pm : link
He looks pretty good as a returner...



Not so much as a punter.
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Dixon  
Matt in SGS : 8/14/2019 4:32 pm : link
not giving off good vibes apparently.
RE: Dixon  
Diver_Down : 8/14/2019 4:36 pm : link
In comment 14530439 Matt in SGS said:
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not giving off good vibes apparently.


Definitely puts Dixon on notice. No scholarship. Straight competition. If Dixon wins, then don't be surprised if Townsend suffers an "injury" and is stashed on IR.
My memory might be failing me but  
Dinger : 8/14/2019 4:37 pm : link
I thought dixon was decent last year. Am I miss remembering?
Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
jlukes : 8/14/2019 4:37 pm : link
Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg
RE: Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
Jay on the Island : 8/14/2019 4:40 pm : link
In comment 14530449 jlukes said:
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Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg

Agreed, a guy like Feagles is a weapon.
I like that this regime is challenging guys  
81_Great_Dane : 8/14/2019 4:42 pm : link
and demanding more performance, to the point of bringing in competition. Always push. Competitive guys thrive on competition.
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26.2 : 8/14/2019 4:48 pm : link
Ryan Anderson waived
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26.2 : 8/14/2019 4:49 pm : link
Per rannan
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RE: RE: Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
Diver_Down : 8/14/2019 4:51 pm : link
In comment 14530453 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 14530449 jlukes said:


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Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg


Agreed, a guy like Feagles is a weapon.


His punting was a thing of beauty.
townsend..  
2cents : 8/14/2019 4:58 pm : link
comments from raiders fans on r/nfl are extremely negative on townsend but good thing none of us fans know anything.
Townsend was  
XBRONX : 8/14/2019 5:33 pm : link
one of the worst punters in the league last year. Dixon was 11th in gross and 7th in net punting. 20 punts inside the 20 with only 4 touchbacks. Dont know what fans want but Townsend sucks.
Dixon was not good last week,  
Simms11 : 8/14/2019 6:03 pm : link
and from a appearances, not good in practice either. Maybe this will light a fire under him. He was top 10 punter last year and is a good holder!
RE: Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 8/14/2019 6:14 pm : link
In comment 14530449 jlukes said:
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Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg

Especially nowadays when most offenses can move pretty well. Starting from less than the 10 yd line is a negative point expectation.
RE: Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
joeinpa : 8/14/2019 7:18 pm : link
In comment 14530449 jlukes said:
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Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg


Give me Sean Landetta
Dixon was  
Giantophile : 8/14/2019 10:06 pm : link
OK but had a lot of favorable bounces and got away with some so-so punting. Point is, stats can be misleading and I'm all for competition I think there is plenty of room to upgrade.
RE: Dixon was not good last week,  
FranknWeezer : 8/15/2019 8:05 am : link
In comment 14530527 Simms11 said:
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and from a appearances, not good in practice either. Maybe this will light a fire under him. He was top 10 punter last year and is a good holder!


Thatís the best point Iíve seen made in this thread yet. Do we really want to screw with Rosasí holder by switching to a punter whoís not appreciably better than what we have?
I'm not sure that our punter is on the roster at present.  
yatqb : 8/15/2019 11:21 am : link
We may be searching the waiver wire for the rest of the offseason, perhaps even into the season, if Dixon doesn't show improvement.
RE: I'm not sure that our punter is on the roster at present.  
81_Great_Dane : 8/15/2019 3:39 pm : link
In comment 14531087 yatqb said:
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We may be searching the waiver wire for the rest of the offseason, perhaps even into the season, if Dixon doesn't show improvement.
That would be ad, IMO. But sometimes you get lucky.
bad not ad.  
81_Great_Dane : 8/15/2019 3:39 pm : link
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Yup, it wouldn't be great. I suspecrt that we want someone who is  
yatqb : 8/15/2019 4:06 pm : link
consistent and can kick directionally, even if he's not as long as some other guys.
Not sure this guy is an upgrade but....  
5BowlsSoon : 8/15/2019 4:09 pm : link
Iím not a Dixon fan. I hope we are still looking closely for other ďgemsĒ set free.
RE: Dixon hasn't been a great directional punter  
bradshaw44 : 8/15/2019 4:41 pm : link
In comment 14530449 jlukes said:
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Give me a great directional punter over a guy with a big leg


What, you didn't like Matt Dodge more than Jeff Feagles?!

/sarcasm
Not an upgrade.  
XBRONX : 8/15/2019 6:00 pm : link
Townsend has an entire shit year under his belt. What is the mystery, he sucks. Dixon will be the punter.
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