Edinger vs Vinatieri

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by JR4, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    Here are some interesting stats.

               1 - 19       20-24     30-39      40-49      50+
    Adam       100          92          82         70       47
    Paul       100          94          67         72       66 
    Now look at % of total attempts at each range

                                 % Attempted 
               1 - 19       20-24     30-39      40-49      50+
    Adam        2           33          28         31        5
    Paul        1           21          27         37       13 
     ( Note:  Percentages were rounded so they don't add up to 100%)
    One thing to note 50% of Pauls attemps came from 40+ range while
    only 36% of adams came from this long range.
    This would tend to give Adam the better overall percentage.

    Also note in the last 3 years Paul made 9 Fgs from 50+ yds
    while Adam has made none.

    Another thing that hurt Paul's overall percentage was for some reason
    he kicked poorly in the 30-39 yd range in the last two years.
    From preevious years he should be better at this range.

    Add to this a report that says Paul is also and outdoor kicker who has
    demonstrated he does well in clutch situations.

    I for one would be very happy to get this kicker to replace Adam.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2006
  2. Alk

    Alk In the Starting Line-Up

    The first question guaranteed will be. "Yeah, but how many clutch super bowl fgs has Edinger made? blah blah blah." I think he would be a good replacement for Vinatieri.
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    That's what stuck out to me last night. There's no doubt he has more leg than Vinatieri. I wonder if he has a bad streak and just happened to be kicking FG attempts in the 30s during it . . . there's no logical explanation for having a better % in the 40s than the 30s.
  4. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! PatsFans.com Supporter

    Great fact finding. The 30-39 yard range seems very odd. But the guy kicked in the toughest place to kick in the NFL, Chicago and he went to college at Michigan State, not exactly kicker friendly environments.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2006
  5. jct

    jct Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Let's move on...
    Sign him up!
  6. PatDaPatriot

    PatDaPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    I don't think it's unreasonable to be concerned about the "clutchness" factor. Vinatieri was dependable when the game was on the line. Like a safety net. That's not easily replaceable...

    That said, Edinger would be a solid stop gap. He's got a strong leg, and has significant experience kicking in the cold. However, I'm all for the Pats bringing in some training camp competition...
  7. bucky

    bucky 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    All I know is if we get Vanderjerk, I'll puke every time he goes out to kick a FG.
  8. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Sounds real good.

    Are his kickoffs ... commensurately longer?
  9. Miguel

    Miguel Patriots Salary Cap Guru PatsFans.com Supporter

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