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    hawaiianvike21 is offline Team Alumni
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    http://vikings.kfan.com/sports/nflguide/local/story.aspx?content_id=E0BB8B59-4B2F-4165-8D47-1BC586C2E10F

    SOrry if posted but i didnt see this anywhere on the board yet. Thought id bring in the hopefully/potentially good news.
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    That's great...don't know much about the guy but anything is better then what we had!


    So Long Elling! :salute:



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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    I couldn't read the article because of my slow connection :-( But that is great news. I Too know nothing about him. But as long as he makes the extra points I am happy as can be!
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    5 of 11 from 50+ sounds good to me. Last year we shied away from using Elling over 40.

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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    "Kleinsasser40" wrote:
    I couldn't read the article because of my slow connection :-( But that is great news. I Too know nothing about him. But as long as he makes the extra points I am happy as can be!
    Here ill just post the one from star tribune.



    Conway in, Elling out as Vikings kicker
    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
    September 1, 2004 VIKE0901

    The Vikings moved quickly and unexpectedly Tuesday night to resolve their shaky kicking situation, agreeing to terms with veteran Brett Conway to replace incumbent Aaron Elling.

    The moves should be formalized today.

    Elling practiced with the team Tuesday afternoon, but Conway signed a two-year contract after working out later in the Vikings' indoor practice facility. The team waived Elling after Conway's kicking session.

    Coach Mike Tice confirmed the swap after speaking with Elling late Tuesday night. Conway, 29, has kicked for five teams in his eight-year career; he converted 14 of 19 kicks last season for Cleveland and the New York Giants.

    Conway, who began his career as a kickoff specialist for Washington in 1998, has a strong leg but has been plagued by injuries in the NFL.

    "He's a player that has kicked in this league before," Tice said. "He seemed very poised during his workout today. Hopefully, this will be another piece to the puzzle."

    As recently as last week, Tice intended to enter the season with Elling, who made 18 of 25 field goals last season in his Vikings debut.

    Tice awarded him the job during the offseason, hoping to end a two-year quest to find a long-term replacement for future Hall of Famer Gary Anderson.

    Elling hit a rut during training camp, but Tice made clear he would judge him mostly by his performance in preseason games. Elling made three of four field goals during the first two games, but melted down in last Friday's 23-10 victory over San Francisco -- missing two field goals and an extra point.

    Tice initially intended to give Elling a final chance in Thursday's preseason finale at Seattle. If necessary, the Vikings planned to sign a kicker that had been released by another team during the final cutdown day on Sept. 5.

    But after spending two days evaluating the kickers on other teams, Tice determined that the likeliest replacements would all "either be an older kicker who can't kick off, or another young guy with some issues like Aaron," Tice said.

    After watching Elling shank field goals during practice Monday and Tuesday, the Vikings went ahead with their plans to bring in Conway for a formal workout. Tice, for one, was ready to sign Conway if his workout went well.

    "I had to make a move," Tice said. "I love Aaron. He just didn't do his job. That's the bottom line in this business. He understands that."

    The Green Bay Packers spent a third-round pick to select Conway in the 1997 draft. He lost a training camp battle to Ryan Longwell that summer and spent the year on injured reserve because of a thigh injury.

    He served as Washington's kickoff specialist in 1998 and was the Redskins' primary kicker in 1999 and 2001. Conway missed the 2002 season after suffering a torn quadriceps muscle, an injury initially believed to be career-threatening.

    Instead, Conway returned last season to kick with the Giants and Browns. He made all three attempts -- from 20, 44 and 37 yards -- as the Giants beat the Vikings 29-17 on Oct. 26 at the Metrodome.

    In his career, Conway has made 69 of 91 field-goal attempts, including a long of 55 yards in 2001.

    "He's got a background of kicking in this league," Tice said. "That's what we like, so that's the direction we're going to go. He's obviously a talent. Green Bay thought enough of him to make him a third-round draft picks. He's bounced around a little bit, but for kickers that's not a bad thing."

    Kevin Seifert is at [email protected]
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    Cool artical thanks you guys, Kind of looks like the picture is starting to look real good as we move into the season
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    GREAT NEWS INDEED
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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    What a great way to start your morning!! :thumbright: :thumbleft:

    No more Aaron Failing to watch, I couldn't take his kickoffs anymore and having him try fieldgoals was giving me heart palpitations! :shock:

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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    is this guy good at the kickoffs? he sounds alright to me but does anyone else know more aboout him... Im not really up to date with the kickers...

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    Brett Conway our new kicker!!!!!

    Here's his info

    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/1385

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