Reiss - New kicker uses 1" tee

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by tailgater, May 10, 2006.

  1. tailgater

    tailgater Practice Squad Player

    THats good news. One less adjustment he has to make:

    “Probably the hardest transition in going from college to the NFL will be that kickoffs are more about direction and hang time than kicking it out of the end zone,†said Gostkowski, who is scheduled to arrive at Gillette Stadium on Friday for the team’s rookie mini-camp. “Special teams coaches spend a lot of time on coverages, so it’s not about being five yards deep all the time, but putting the ball where they want it.â€

    Gostkowski said he’s always used a one-inch tee because that’s what his high school team (Madison Central) had when he first started kicking. After going through the scouting process and seeing the importance NFL coaches and scouts placed on the one-inch tee, he said less turned out to be more in his case.
  2. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    oh thank god.
  3. spacecrime

    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    How quickly the post-draft NFL dead time hits. Here is a discussion about whether a player uses a 1 inch tee or a 2 inch tee, and I'm bummed because the article didn't delve deeply enough into the subject.
  4. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Well, it is important. One but not the only reason tha great college kickers don't make it in the NFL.

    So yes, I am glad to hear that he has been using an NLF tee to kick off. Might be one reason why the Patriots rated him above the others.
  5. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Same reaction here! The combination of wondering "did any of the other top kickers use a 1-inch tee in college?" and hating myself for even caring.

    For what it's worth, this does highlight how pathetic draft analysis sites are in assessing kickers and punters. A significant factor like this never, ever comes up.
  6. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    I like this kid already. Shows he's been preparing himself to kick on Sundays for a while now.
  7. teamplay

    teamplay Practice Squad Player

    LMAO! so true, so true!
  8. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    The sad thing is, this isn't even the dead time. At least there's a mini camp coming up. Late May, Early June is when everything shuts down until training camp - God that time is awful . . . and it's coming up :(
  9. ilduce06410

    ilduce06410 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    a great messageboard

    that's why i read this board every day. it's a blessing to be able to talk patriots football in a domain like this. my neighbors lose interest about 1/3 of the way into the stuff we discuss.
    how can you discuss college kickers without talking about kicking platform?
    i believe, tho, that ncaa kickers can also use tees for FGs. of course they cannot in nfl. for years, that's what has separated men from boys.
    BTW, the uprights are, what, 20 feet narrower in nfl?
  10. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    Lucky for me, that will be the time when I am focused on finishing up my wedding plans and all the minutia.
  11. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Ouch, I mean congrats, I didn't know you were getting married. I wish I'd met you, btw, when I stopped by the Orange County Pats Fans place for the Atlanta game last year. Maybe I'll make it down for a game this year.
  12. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    I am trying to think why you wouldn'thave met me at that game. I am pretty sure I was in town for that one. Unless its the one I went to Santa Monica top Sonny McLeans to Watch the Pats.
  13. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I may have seen you but I didn't go around saying "who's DaBruinz" ;) Great game, though, had a good time.
  14. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

    #50 Jersey

    *chuckle* You may have. I didn't go around asking who was BelichickFan, either. :p
  15. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Here's a fact that is totally overlooked..until now. It MAY indeed, be very college to NFL kicking and yet..the first I have heard of it!! WHy haven't any of the draft sights mentioned this..

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