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Brageous
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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This. I thought when he graduated that he would for sure find a team.



Same here. Have no idea how he hasn't been on an NFL team. Very accurate kicker.






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ChewyDante
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


fricking yes. Love Jasper. Do not have faith in Hartley.





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bountyhunter
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


I thought it was strange that he didn't get a gig after leaving college. He was impressive at LSU. Strangest thing is seeing a kicker do so well in college and not translate to the NFL - you'd think that'd be the least bust-worthy position to transition into. Both Jasper and Patrick Peterson were only the real consistent scorers for a while.


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coldhotwings
Temple Fan
Mississippi
Member since Jan 2008
6358 posts

re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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I thought it was strange that he didn't get a gig after leaving college. He was impressive at LSU. Strangest thing is seeing a kicker do so well in college and not translate to the NFL - you'd think that'd be the least bust-worthy position to transition into. Both Jasper and Patrick Peterson were only the real consistent scorers for a while.


He was very accurate but did not have great range. I think Alleman handled the very long kicks. Jasper was pretty automatic within 45 yards though.






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Dave England
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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I'd trust him wayyyy more than EmoKid








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reg469
New Orleans Saints Fan
Lafayette
Member since Sep 2010
836 posts

re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


Jasper hit from fifty plus fairly consistently. He handled all kicks during his time at LSU. Alleman started kicking after he left. Alleman was the one with limited range.





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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
27664 posts

re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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JASPER'S CAREER PLACEKICKING STATS


YEAR FGM-FGA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 LG PAT POINTS

2007 0-0 - - - - - - - - -

2008 2-2 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 33 5-5 11

2009 17-20 1-2 6-6 4-4 4-5 2-3 52 34-34 85

2010 28-34 0-0 8-8 10-11 7-11 3-4 53 36-37 120

Totals 47-56 1-2 15-15 15-16 11-16 5-7 53 75-76 216



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An accurate and strong kicker who developed later in his collegiate career, Jasper is reliable with strong success from long range. He could be the first LSU kicker ever drafted, and that would likely come in the later rounds. If not, he should get a chance to compete for a roster spot in training camp. Jasper was limited to two field goal attempts over his first two seasons with LSU, but developed into one of the top kickers in the nation over the next two and earning consensus All-America status in 2010. He had 85 points in 2009 before capping his career with a personal-best 120 while making 28 of 34 field goals and missing just one of 37 extra points. He was accurate from 50 yards or more, making 5 of 7 chances over the last two seasons. He nailed a 50-yarder in a 41-24 win over Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 7, and his career long is 53. He was also adept at punting, averaging 41.0 yards while putting 14 of his 21 punts inside the 20 with the other seven going for touchbacks. Jasper drove two punts for 50 yards or more.



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south bama tiger
LSU Fan
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Member since May 2008
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


Yeah Jasper was WAY better than Alleman. The Cold David/Josh Jasper years spoiled us.





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TigerBait1127
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jun 2005
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


so Jasper kicked at 84% and Hartley kicks at 84.5%

Doesn't seem like that good of an upgrade to me






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Hoodoo Man
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


It'd be WAY cheaper, for one.





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TigerBait1127
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Member since Jun 2005
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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It'd be WAY cheaper, for one.



doesn't hartley have a huge cap hit if cut?

Should be around $2 million cap hit if cut this year, where as it would be less than $1 million if cut next year.

So cutting him this year would cost us $2 million + jasper's contract (if in the top 52)

if our TE doesn't hold in the green bay game, he's sitting out 86% for last year. That is comparable to matt bryant



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AJF
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
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Isn't he like the 6th or 7th most accurate active kicker in the league, statistically?
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Yeah but he's emo!







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Neauxla
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2008
27664 posts

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so Jasper kicked at 84% and Hartley kicks at 84.5%
Jasper is $ under 40 yards. It looks like 40-49 yards is where he has "trouble"






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BobBoucher
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Overland Park, KS
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Former LSU kicker Josh Jasper gets tryout.


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so Jasper kicked at 84% and Hartley kicks at 84.5%


Jasper is $ under 40 yards. It looks like 40-49 yards is where he has "trouble"


Most of Hartleys kicks came indoors on turf, all of Jaspers outdoors on grass right? thats saying something.



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