Mini Camp

Re: Mini Camp

by blackandgld » Tue May 02, 2017 10:26 am

Did he sign a 2 month contract with Spokane??

Feb. 22.17 -

In a move that was expected to occur before their season opener, the Spokane Empire have announced the signing of kicker Craig Peterson to the active roster.

Peterson (6'3'', 220 lbs) is a first year IFL kicker, but comes with two years of arena football experience under his belt. He appeared in 24 games for the Tampa Bay Storm over the course of the past two seasons. During his rookie season in 2015, he appeared in all 18 games, converting 4 of 6 field goals, including a long of 47 yards, and converted 85 of 98 extra points. He was one of the better kickers in the AFL on onside kicks, ranking second in the league with 5 successful onside kick recoveries. Last season, he appeared in 6 games, converting 2 of 4 field goals and 15 of 23 extra points. Prior to his arena/indoor football career, he earned his college degree from SUNY Cortland (New York). In 2014, he participated in training camp for the expansion Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL.
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Re: Mini Camp

by Garney 26 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:52 am

I love it! A little swagger and a nickname, the perfect kicker!
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Re: Mini Camp

by stevehvh » Tue May 02, 2017 11:16 am

His performance on extra points is not very good... 85/ 98 one year and 15/23 another. Those should be virtually automatic. 47 yards as longest FG isn't impressive either, unless of course he was never given a chance at a longer distance. I hope somebody does better than that in training camp. Not to mention the punting job.
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Re: Mini Camp

by blackandgld » Tue May 02, 2017 11:47 am

FGs FG% PAT PAT%
1 Arizona Rattlers 7-13 53.8% 50-54 92.6%
2 Cedar Rapids Titans 5-20 25.0% 9-16 56.3%
3 Colorado Crush 11-27 40.7% 29-37 78.4%
4 Green Bay Blizzard 7-30 23.3% 32-42 76.2%
5 Iowa Barnstormers 4-16 25.0% 37-45 82.2%
6 Nebraska Danger 9-22 40.9% 45-60 75.0%
7 Salt Lake 5-15 33.3% 17-29 58.6%
8 Sioux Falls Storm 13-21 61.9% 49-58 84.5%
9 Spokane Empire 11-16 68.8% 34-45 75.6%
10 Wichita Falls 17-27 63.0% 53-62 85.6%

It appears that the kicking game in the Indoor League is somewhat challenging...
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Re: Mini Camp

by FenderGuy69 » Tue May 02, 2017 1:00 pm

stevehvh wrote:His performance on extra points is not very good... 85/ 98 one year and 15/23 another. Those should be virtually automatic. 47 yards as longest FG isn't impressive either, unless of course he was never given a chance at a longer distance. I hope somebody does better than that in training camp. Not to mention the punting job.


From the Arena Football League rule book:

"An indoor padded surface 85 feet wide and 50 yards long with eight-yard endzones.
Goal posts are nine-feet wide with a crossbar height of 15 feet (NFL goal posts are 18 1/2 wide with the crossbar at 10 feet)."

So FG posts are less than half the width with the cross bar higher.

Also, a 47 yard field goal means he kicked it from his 3 yard line give or take!
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Re: Mini Camp

by stevehvh » Tue May 02, 2017 2:45 pm

Thanks FenderGuy,

Very good to know. I didn't think of that.
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Re: Mini Camp

by blackandgld » Tue May 02, 2017 2:56 pm

FenderGuy69 wrote:
stevehvh wrote:His performance on extra points is not very good... 85/ 98 one year and 15/23 another. Those should be virtually automatic. 47 yards as longest FG isn't impressive either, unless of course he was never given a chance at a longer distance. I hope somebody does better than that in training camp. Not to mention the punting job.


From the Arena Football League rule book:

"An indoor padded surface 85 feet wide and 50 yards long with eight-yard endzones.
Goal posts are nine-feet wide with a crossbar height of 15 feet (NFL goal posts are 18 1/2 wide with the crossbar at 10 feet)."

So FG posts are less than half the width with the cross bar higher.

Also, a 47 yard field goal means he kicked it from his 3 yard line give or take!


Or the 10 yard line if they count thatthe holder is 7 yards back. Anyway you slice it is a lot tougher scoring points as a kicker. I assume that there is no punting ior kickoffs in this league
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Re: Mini Camp

by ottawacat » Tue May 02, 2017 3:36 pm

blackandgld wrote:. I assume that there is no punting or kickoffs in this league

In the Indoor Football League, they do have kickoffs, from the kicking team's goal line, punting is illegal, a rouge may scored and a drop-kicked field goal earns an extra point (4).
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Re: Mini Camp

by ottawacat » Mon May 08, 2017 2:13 pm

Because the name appeared in this thread only, I'm asking this question here .....
Does anyone know the situation regarding INT LB Quinton Alston?

He was among a dozen players announced, by the club, as signed on April 25th and he was listed, as #45, on the mini-camp roster, posted by the club that same day. However, I don't believe he was ever listed on the main ticats.ca roster. There were several other players, whose names were also missing from the main roster then, but they have all since been added to what is now an 80-man list. Alston was not named as being among the cuts, announced by the club, on May 1. ????
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