Kicking situation

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by soswalter, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. soswalter

    soswalter Rookie

    This has probably been discussed in 433,391 posts on this message board, but I guess I missed all of the threads.

    How concerned is everyone about the kicking situation? I mean, instead of Adam Vinatieri kicking fourth-quarter field goals in the playoffs, it'll be up to the winner of the Martin Gramatica-Stephen Gostkowski battle.
  2. checkedout

    checkedout On the Game Day Roster

    Not concerned at all. I have faith that the Ghost will be as clutch as we need him to be.
  3. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

    I am not concerned at having a rookie kicker. Said kicker has a bigger leg than the previous kicker. Said kicker is much less expensive than the previous kicker.

    Now if only the team can reduce the number of instances requiring a game-winning field goal in a blinding snowstorm to win a playoff game...
  4. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2006
  5. soswalter

    soswalter Rookie

    Thanks for that link.

    Hope the Ghost is as good as advertised.
  6. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    Actually, it worries me a bit, but I am sure that the team did the right thing in not signing Vinatieri at ANY price.
  7. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #12 Jersey

    It's like Yogi almost said 90% of kicking is have mental.

    Will the rookie crack up mentally??? At some point yes he will.

    Will he be able to pick himself up and rise above it after the crack????

    That's the question he needs to answer.

    I remember in BB's rookie season with us. AV missed a late kick at Kansas City that would have sent the game into OT or maybe won it for us. BB looked pissed as all get out.

    However AV survived and rose above it, pretty much from that point forward.

    I wish the rookie good luck and hopefully he's a tank mentally. He's going to need it.
  8. Richter

    Richter In the Starting Line-Up

    I was a big Gostkowski supporter pre-draft, and I was estatic when the Pats selected him. He's probably the one rookie kicker from this year's draft that I'd feel okay with replacing the legend.

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