Grogan: Holding On Kicks Not As Easy As It Looks

Ian Logue
January 15, 2014 at 02:30pm ET

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Tom Brady may have made things look easy Saturday night when he stepped in for the injured Ryan Allen and held on Stephen Gostkowski's kicking attempts, but another former quarterback acknowledged that Brady deserves a little more credit for his performance.

Grogan said in this week's Grogan's Grade that he was once in that position, and it didn't go quite as smoothly for him.

"It’s not an easy job but we all know Tom Brady makes everything look easy," said Grogan. "But again, it’s kind of like Gostkowski going out to punt. When you haven’t done it, and it’s an important part of the kicking game, to get the ball down properly for your field goal kicker, you get a little nervous. But Tom Brady’s not the kind of guy that’s going to get nervous, he went out and did what he had to do."

"I actually held my rookie year in a game against San Francisco. I remember it vividly, and I dropped the first snap and John Smith had to pick it up and run with it. The next week, they had another holder. And I had pretty good hands I thought, but it’s not easy an easy job when that ball comes whipping back at you from seven yards."

Needless to say fans should appreciate the fact there weren't any snags while Brady was out there, because it's apparently not quite as easy as he made it seem.