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Stephen Gostkowski’s confidence looks shaky

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  1. Patriots2001

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    I said after that huge miss against Arizona I hope this is not a Calvin Shiraldi moment and all you ole timers remember the Red sox Reliever who was dominent until he lost a playoff game and he crumbled after that..

    He missed 2 more today i think he needs to win a game with his foot to get his mojoe back..I hope it's not an issue going forward


    He never really has had pressure kicks where the game has been on the line and his foot determines the game..
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    Yup 100% agree. Not sure how many games he'll take to recover.
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    Due to earn 3 million next year too.

    Very interesting
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    Didn't Adam get cut for less?
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    He was just not re-signed.
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    If the patriots lost today Gostkowksi would have been cut.
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    I say we make a swap with the Chargers for Nate Kaeding. Change of scenery and mental refresh. LETS DO IT!
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    Bad case of the yips.
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    I wouldn't be mad if all of our points for the rest of the year were whole numbers when divided by 7.
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    Two bad kicks. I dunno. But he made the last one which was a gimme. The question is how will he react to the next pressure kick.

    Nope. The Colts outbid the Pats for his services in free agency. And the sad part is he won another ring with them while doing so.

    Gost has more leg strength but AV was the definition of a big game kicker.
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    Meh, looks like Gronk is pressing a little to hard. He will be fine..
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    Did the Colts pay more than $3M/yr? He's still kicking fairly well for them.
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    Maybe a little competition would help. We could sign Nick Novak after the Chargers cut him this week. Maybe a push for his job will help him regain that mojo he lost.
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    Maybe he has a slight injury ... seems the most logical but yet it's not mentioned here.
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    He did drill all 3 kicks last week so I don't think this is related to the AZ miss.

    Just starting to think maybe he's not worth the contract. Last year he was rather unimpressive as well but I gave him a pass due to it being his first year off the season ending leg injury in '10. I've defended Ghost as much as I felt necessary but I think he better finish the season strong or it's going to be hard justifying paying that much $$ for an average kicker.
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    i have no confidence in him making a 40+ anymore
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    This is overreaction similar to the McCourty angry mob from last week. We don't even know if the problem was snap, hold or kick.
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    If I'm a coach and he openly admits to me that his confidence is shaken, I'm cutting him tomorrow and going to the street. Gost has been an excellent kicker but the last thing you need is a kicker that is losing his confidence.
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    Hey everyone, he's not getting cut anytime soon so go take a seat and relax!
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    I'm not advocating cutting him. But if I'm a coach and he openly admits to me that his confidence is shaken, he's on the next bus out of Boston tomorrow.
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