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2011 Kicker

  1. Gostkowski

    97.0%
  2. Graham

    3.0%
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  1. drew4008

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    Is it Gostkowski's job again when he's back healthy (signed a 4-yr extension worth approx. $3 mil/yr last offseason)? Or will Graham get the chance to prove he should stay? Remember, he went 12/12 for us this year.
     
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    Grahm's kickoffs shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath with Gostowski's.
     
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    Is it even a question? Gostkowski.
     
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    *long, drawn out sigh*:rolleyes: Between the Superbowl and the looming CBA negotiations, it's gonna be a long wait for the draft to get here.
     
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    lol Yeah seriously. They were awful, I mean he needed like 15 MPH winds just to make it to the goal line.

    I did like graham though, he seemed like a stand up guy and would always deliver. His kickoffs never really hurt the team though besides maybe the last playoff game against the Jets and he is probably the best person to perform onside kicks, I have ever seen. Even when he was with the Bengals, if he had better people with better hands, he could be like 5/5 in onside kicks, Patriots ALMOST came away with one also.

    Sadly enough, Gostkowski is our guy. Above average kickoff's, great accuracy, and reliable. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever, if we could have a backup kicker, I would choose Graham in a heartbeat but sadly thats not the case.

    Graham is to Gostkowski as Hoyer is to Brady.
     
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    I thought the reason a 12/12 placekicker was available as a mid-season replacement became pretty evident in our last game.
     
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    If any of Graham's family members post on here, they would probably vote for Gostkowski too.

    :D
     
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    Ghost got good K money and was a reasonably high draft pick. And he's got a longer leg.

    Graham was an awesome pick up/stopgap but this is Ghost's job if he's healthy.
     
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    Very bad comparison.
     
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    I don't think the length of his leg matters ;)
     
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    gostowski all the way
     
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    Ghost's kick off gives him a slight edge over Graham. If it comes to FGs and Onside Kicks, I want Graham even though I've never seen Ghost kick an onside.
     
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    sometimes a poll on here makes you go... WTF?

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    It's Gostowski's job no doubt, Graham is a free agent. Why would he re-sign to compete with Gostowski when Graham Gano,Shaun Suisham, and Jeff Reed are still in the NFL? He'll get a job with another team easily.
     
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    Obviously Gostkowski, but you have to giver credit where credit is due and Graham did a nice job for us this year filling in.. Minus a missed PA and not too many touchbacks they guy really came through..
     
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    Graham did a great job filling in. That said if Gost doesn't win this poll by at least a 99.9999% margin we have some really dense folks here.
     
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    Gostkowski!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
     
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    Better comparison is Graham to Gostowski as Cassel was to Brady. Held down the fort just fine, but was still easily an inferior player.
     
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    Gronkowski.
     
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    If we suddenly find out that Zoltan can kick the ball out of the endzone on kickoffs, then Graham might have a 2% chance of beating out Gostkowski. Ghost is much younger, has a longer range and has comparable accuracy.

    That said, kudos to Shane for making it feel like our kicking game didn't skip a beat.
     
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