Ironic Observations on Kickers...

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatsDeb, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb Supporter Supporter

    I was watching the game last night and they showed Mike Vanderjerk pulling his hammy in warm-ups, leaving Dallas with a kicker who can barely kick a field goal. On Sunday they were showing AV on the bench in Indy where he is recovering from a sprained ankle, which Polian said somewhere is serious enough that they "hope" he'll be ready for the season opener. Meanwhile, we appear to have two starting-caliber kickers fighting to make our team, with the loser of the competition surely to be picked up quickly by someone else (if we actually cut one), perhaps even Dallas or Indy. Wasn't it just a few short weeks ago that we were called the big losers in the kicking category, with both of these teams making the big moves to overcome us (at least Indy anyway?). Pretty ironic. BB/SP win again! (At least for now - hope I am not jinxing us by posting these observations).
  2. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    I caught that irony as well, though I'm sure that their injuries are minor and they'll be back. It's still kinda funny though.
  3. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    Adam Vinatraitor will never be the same again!
  4. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Do you suppose it could lead to a trade of Gramatica, as the Patriots go for an unprecedented sweep of the entire 7th round of the 2007 draft? :)
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  5. shakadave

    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

    My goal in life is for the Colts to trade us a pick for one of our kickers. This is the most delicious idea to surface here in awhile.
  6. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb Supporter Supporter

    Wasn't Gramatica already in Indy? I wonder if a team has ever given up a pick for a player they cut earlier in his career? That would be pretty funny if the Dolts had to give us a pick for a kicker to replace AV!
  7. arrellbee

    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Both Dallas and Indy have a second kicker on their roster. What would be funny would be if they had to use a 53 roster slot at the start of the season to carry the extra kicker for a game or so. Ouch.

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