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    I'm a bit surprised that no one's started a thread on this yet. To me, Gost's recovery of the fumble exemplifies what BB's teams are about - he likes football players who can contribute in more than one way and aren't just specialists.

    I don't know how many other Kickers in this league would have risked injury by getting right in the middle of that pile of guys much larger than him to try and grab a loose football.

    Nice job Stephen.
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    Totally agree.

    Bills-Pats analysis: A furious final five

    On the ensuing kickoff, Buffalo trotted out their hands team, anticipating an on-side or squib kick from the Pats. Instead, kicker Stephen Gostkowski drilled one into the Bills end zone. Buffalo’s Leodis McKelvin decided to take it out. Bad decision. He was drilled by Brandon Meriweather, who jarred the ball a bit, followed by Pierre Woods, whose extra effort knocked the ball from McKelvin’s grasp. A pileup formed, but Gostkowski, at the back of it, wound up with the football.

    “Stephen Gostkowski … what more can you say about that guy, man?” Woods mused later. “He came down there, he was all bent up, like a pretzel, had the ball, wouldn’t let the guy from Buffalo get it. I tried to pull that [Bills] guy off of him. It was chaos, man.”
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    Indeed, i love the guy. Kickers and punters tend to not get much burn and the only time you notice them is when they are crap, so it's good to acknowledege them for their skill.
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    real a great great play !
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    Good post. I agree completely.
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    The best part about it was there were several Bills players standing around next to the pile, waving their arms like idiots. Meanwhile, Gostkowski came up behind them, and was the very last person to dive into the pile. And he came up with the ball.
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    Makes up for the missed FG :) Imagine the crap the bills special teams are going to take letting a kicker wrestle the ball away from them
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    Hey, he's a football player.
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    Heart of a lion play.

    Like Watson's against Denver in the 2005 playoffs.

    These guys are true New England Patriots.
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    Best kicker in the game. I am glad he is a Patriot.
    :itsok:
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    The funny thing is how he ran up to the pile with his arm in the air thinking Eric Alexander had recovered the fumble then saw the ball slip out and kicked it into another gear :D to get it.
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    According to Brady, SG has a nickname ...

    From Postgame chatter - Extra Points - Boston.com

    Q: Previous to that, were you looking at tape or were you watching the big screen?

    TB:
    I’m not sure. I wasn’t paying attention. I saw we stopped them and then I heard the crowd and then I stood up and looked. Both teams were pointing, so I didn’t know. I grabbed my helmet and ran on there and saw Meat [Steve Gostkowksi] had the ball. That was…what a great play.
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    How the heck do you get "Meat" as a nickname? :eek:
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    Blame Josh Miller:

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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    The football is commonly refered to as pig skin. oh ok, nevermind.
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    Actually, see above. :)
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    That's just awesome.
    There's a reason why (other then AV's short kickoffs) that the Pats drafted him.
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    I dunno . . . maybe it was things like this? :)

    That said, remember that at the last minute the Patriots did try to resign Vinatieri (and pay him about what the Colts were/are [over]paying).
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    Re: MEAT's fumble recovery

    Yup, but they drafted Meat/Beaver/Ghost relatively high for a kicker; not Nugent high, or Janikowski high, but high, for a reason. They may have kept two Ks for a while, because it does seem that #3 could've had a role even if AV stayed. Remember, he was competing w/ Gramatica for the K job in camp.
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    My bologna has a first name, it's S T E P H E N...
    My bologna has a second name it's G O S T...damned Polack, you're worse than the Croatian Coach! :enranged:
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