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    Ok, so every kickoff wasn't in the end zone last nite and the Pats gave up a TD on a kick. But, as consistent as Gostkowski has been for us, he hasn't had the opportunity to kick in a lot of big spots. But he drilled a 47 yarder last nite to tie the game at 24, drilled the XP for the tie at 31, and put the OT kickoff into the end zone for a touchback. Those were big spots, and he came up aces in all 3. Kudos to our kicker, I have to believe the coaching staff is getting the same confidence I have in trotting him out in big spots the rest of this year and in future seasons.
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    For most of the game his kickoffs were Viniateri weak. Balloons that dropped to earth at the 10 or 12. I wondered if his leg was bothering him. Then he boomed that touchback in OT. Very impressive as there wasn't much wind at all.
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    #24 Jersey

    Hopefully he was going for hang time against a strong returned - didn't work if so. Gotti is only signed through next year btw, not sure if he'll be a RFA or UFA.
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    If the salary cap goes away, he's an RFA. If the salary cap remains, he should be a UFA.

    Either way, I wouldn't mind seeing him extended this off-season.
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    Definitely, he's part of the solution not part of the problem.
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    To give you an idea of how strong his leg is right now . . . go back and watch that 47-yarder again. The ball had just reached its peak as it crossed the uprights.
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    That kickoff in OT was amazing. I was dreading having to watch another Washington return, but MG did his job. Pro Bowl type season from the kid. Definite bright spot.
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    Gutz? Hehe. I'm starting to think most people think everyone on the team's first name is Matt.

    This past week I heard "Matt Kaczur". LOL
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    Ha thanks. That didn't look right when I typed it, now I know why. :)
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    The way the kickoff team is covering the returner, the Pats

    better give Gostkowski a seminar on open field tackling.
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