Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by DaBruinz, Dec 29, 2011.
You can borrow my Hugh Millen dart board, if you think it might help.
Translation: I really don't know if he's healing or not.
No, I just have issues with posters who feel they need to use put-downs like "silly" to describe other's opinions, and use words like "clearly" to indicate they words are akin to the Word of God, and use expressions like "people like yourself" to indicate their self-claimed superiority. In other words, bullsh*t histrionics.
Hey, all I said was that in my opinon, based on this year's stats, he's an average kicker. In fact what I did say was:
Yes, no player is perfect and makes every play, but he's had some frustrating, "I can't explain why" type of misses this season, as others have pointed out in this thread.
Welcome to some people's hater's list.
There really aren't haters on this thread. It's just a label being thrown around, and about as effective as name calling at school recess.
I suppose we could all trade posts about how great every Pat is, but personally I think that'd make for a pretty boring experience. It'd be like Da Bears skit on SNL replayed ad infinitum.
Where do you come up with this stuff? He's been "less reliable" because he's less than a full % point off his career average?
Gost was 10/13 last year. Which is 77%. As a rookie, he was only 20/26. His best was being 36/40, or 90% which was in 2008. And in that year, he had 2 misses from the 20-29 range, and 2 from the 40-49 range. And only attempted 1 from 50+.
This idea that he's been somehow "less reliable" just doesn't hold water. Especially when you consider that his leg isn't back to 100% strength..
It's not about stats. As others have pointed out, Gostkowsk's stats are solid. The answer to your question:
Patriots Tie Raiders Vinatieri Snow Bowl - YouTube
Plus the winning kick in that game and the first two walk-off winning kicks in the history of the SB (OK, there were four seconds left in SB XXXVIII).
In fairness to Gostkowski, he hasn't had a chance to do anything like that, but heads are still scratched about BB's decision to go for it on fourth and 13 in FG range in a dome in that game whose name shall not be mentioned.
Yet, instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt and take into consideration that he's still regaining leg strength, you chose to crap on him.
So, yes, you have issues with people who voice their opinions about your opinions and them thinking that your comments are silly. And if your self-confidence is so poor that you think that a comment being called silly is a put down, then i suggest you seek out some psychiatric help.
As for my use of the expression "people like yourself" it has to do with grouping like-minded people together. It has nothing to do with "self-claimed superiority". Again, it comes across that your self-confidence is non-existent and that you have bigger issues that you really should be dealing with.
BTW, my words aren't histrionics. I'm not acting as if people are hating on Gost.. They are doing so.
We know what you said and you clearly ignored a mitigating circumstance because of your own admitted ignorance on the subject.
Another person who thinks that there is only black and white.
You formed an "opinion" and ignored relevant facts.
When those facts are pointed out and you are grouped with the people who have also ignored those facts, you claim others are using histrionics.
When said facts are pointed out, you essentially ignore them and stick to your "opinion".
Yet, you want to be taken seriously?
Agreed. Whether that's fair or unfair, "it is what it is." He's following the only kicker in decades who will get serious consideration for a bust in Canton five years after he retires and, IMO, will be elected.
And, some of us still have the image in our minds of Gostkowski missing a kick towards the end of the first half of the Pats 2009 game vs. the Saints in the Superdome from within a yard or two of the exact same spot and towards the same end of the field where Adam kicked the game winner in SB XXXVI.
Definitely not questioning Ghost's reliability career wise, he's been very good. The question is do we get the kicker that he's been most of his career or are we going to get this year's version of Ghost, which is average to below average percentage wise when compared league wide yet being paid as one of the elites.
And you can try to deny that he's been less reliable, but he missed 2 huge routine kicks in 2 of our losses NYG/PITT. Both were very makeable and while it's not THE reason we lost, it could have had a major impact on those games. I can't recall many big misses by him other than early in his rookie season in a Jets game and 1 of those was blocked. Of course he wasn't PERFECT but aside from that the guy was rock solid especially in the playoffs. Hasn't been the case this year that's at least 2 misses that were huge.
OK, now we know that in your world, pointing out that we don't really know if he's healed or not and calling him average this season is crapping on him.
OK, in your world, silly is not a put-down, and newbies that challenge your opinons lack self confidence and need psychiatric help.
Hating is pointing out some plays that frustrate us and calling someone average?
No, we know you claim some deep knowledge about Gost's health status that you can't possibly have, and label anyone who doesn't fall in line with your thinking a hater.
Which is what you did when you cherry picked some facts in your thread starter and ignored others like his very average FG% this season.
I didn't resort to calling everyone who disagreed with me a "hater".
As you are doing by ignoring is very average FG% this season.
Nah, I don't rely on the opinions of others the way you seem to need to. Maybe it's you that needs that trip to the shrink?
Incorrect. The translation is that Gost is kicking fairly well and just one kick below normal, despite coming off of an injury that could have ended his career. The type of injury in question is one that doesn't heal like bone, where it's broken until it's not, but involves a gradual improvement over time even after 'recovery' has happened.
If he just goes 1-for-1 this week, he'll finish the season above his career percentage, which really shows just how silly this discussion is. You're talking "mediocre" about a player who's one successful kick away from bettering his top 6 active career percentage.
I hope you are correct on that.
Which, this season, is right in the middle of the pack.
You don't just longtime players based upon one season coming off injury. You should know that.
I have no issue with the kickers for the PATS or for the special teams play in general this year, it is much improved from last year. Ghost made a TD saving tackle last week, he gets kudos from me for that.
There are Gostkowski haters ? Really ?
Amazing multi-poster quotation response. How long did this post take?
There's no reason to hate Stephen Gostkowski, so I don't get this thread, really. All I know is that he made us stop missing HOFer Adam Vinatieri which is a tremendous accomplishment. I hope Tom Brady's successor does the same.
He's an average kicker. Even BB, who drafted him in the 4th frickin' round, knows that. You think BB, if he still had Vinatieri, would have chosen to go for it on 4th down in Super Bowl 42 instead of trying of 49 yard field goal in a dome? I don't think so.
In 1964, Gino scored 155 ponts in 14 games? Are you kidding? In 1970, the Pats as a team only scored 149.
Since Gino was bashed pretty badly by some on this board last week (and he has lost his fastball in the announcing arena), here's a reminder to all of us of Gino's greatness as a player.
You really should read your own posts because you clearly were crapping on him.
Your status has nothing to do with anything so why bring it up? And you didn't challenge my opinion. You posted your own and did so without all the facts.. You've admitted to such. All I did was show how your opinion was flawed.
First off, great job taking my response out of context. I have referred twice to the Miami game thread where people were hating on Gostkowski. Instead of making assumptions, you really should read. It would help you quite a bit.
What I claimed was deep knowledge about quad muscle atrophy and how long it takes to actually recover from an injury such as Gostkowski suffered. Again, the person with the problem is you because you keep making assumptions about things that just weren't said. And, no, I did not label you a hater. Again, an ignorant assumption on your part.
I didn't cherry-pick anything. I put up the relevant stats. What is laughable is you thinking that an 83.9% completion is "average" when 84.3 is good for 6th best ALL TIME. If anything, it was you who decided to cherry-pick things with your claim that 83.9% is "average".
The problem is that you didn't see me call everyone who disagreed with me a "hater". Nor did you see me call YOU a hater. That goes back to you not reading what is actually posted and not making assumptions.
Again, 83.9% is not a very average FG%. That is your ignorance shining for everyone.
Clearly, you wish to be taken seriously, otherwise you wouldn't have continued to respond to posts the way you have.
Exactly, not sure how anyone can hate on this guy. On his worst day, he's an average kicker who is athletic enough to make plays on special teams that most kickers can't. But generally IMHO he's a better-than-average kicker. He's got more range than Vinatieri, but not quite as much accuracy.
Any kicker or punter, I'm sure would prevent a TD on special teams, if they have to, it doesn't make them special. Just an average kicker that save a play.
I'm admitting my hate on Gostkowski for missing some pretty easy FGs this season. So what he kicks long kickoff balls and tackles, he can't kick for 3 points from 30-40 yards off. If he has to kick to win the game in the playoffs, we're screwed!!!
Not any kicker can make an athletic play to save a TD return. Gostkowski is far more athletic than the average K. He's actually done it more than once this season. Most kickers either miss the play entirely, get run over, or get juked out of their shoes.
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