OK, so must of us, despite being privy to the late exploits of a great one, dismiss the role of the kicker. Most rate that the true impact a kicker imparts lies somewhere down there with the difference in quality between shoelace manufacturers. The thing is, as Patsfans should be well acquainted with, there is a significant quantity of games decided by the kicker, particularly important ones. So, the question posed is, what is the story with Gostkowski? I know nothing of the man other than an (NFL Network/ESPN?) CFA all-star showdown for kickers. The general consensus was that John Hustun was the stud kicker with a Howitzer for a leg. For brevity, a weakness of mine: * Gostkowski was the only one who didn't miss. He seemed absolutely non-plussed by the whole spectacle and just booted strong, straight bombs. * Hustun (if you got this far, I care not to look up the correct spelling) seemed spastically jumpy and full of it. Kicked strong but crooked; seemed intimidated. * the other "all-stars" (our talent pool) were amateurs. Great college kids, but hopefully they took their scholarships for what they were. *I was very impressed with his performance, before I ever thought he was on the Pats radar, despite the obvious need. *SO...although consensus is that drafting a kicker is reaching, etc., does anyone have insight into this particular kicker. He appears qualified based on pre/post-draft reviews, my personally impressed observations, etc. * What I want to know is: what is the knowledge/predilection/insight on this guy? OK, I'm done. Thanks.