Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:Boston Herald


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:MASSLive


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston.com


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal

Patsfans.com


Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Panthers
Fri
Aug 24th
Right Now At PatsFans.com:
Another Strong Showing
After Tom Brady went out and played Brady-esque, the Patriots defense stole the show again on Thursday night in their win over Philadelphia.


Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

Why do we give Gostowski a pass for how unclutch he has been in the playoffs?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Joey007, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Ratings:
    +12,395
    Think about it.

    I still say that if it weren’t for him, we beat Denver in 2015. Not only does it become a tie game at the end instead of going for 2, but odds are BB has more faith in letting him kick once or twice rather than constantly going for it on 4th down late in the game so many times. So going for the FG and making it just one of those times would have been enough for us to win in regulation.

    In the SB against Atlanta, he misses an extra point again. He’s lucky that Tom was able to somehow pull off two 2 point conversions in a row, otherwise he may have cost us another ring.

    And then this last year he goes and misses a chip shot FG, along with yet another missed XP. Can’t completely blame the loss on him obviously, but those points add up.

    Come to think of it, has this guy ever done anything clutch in the playoffs?

    I understand why we haven’t gotten rid of him, as good kickers can be hard to find. (ask the Chargers) But why do we herald this guy like he’s one of the best? He’s folded under pressure time and time again.
     
    • Agree x 7
    • Disagree x 4
    • Winner x 4
    • Like x 2
    • Useful x 1

  2. reamer

    reamer Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    3,269
    Ratings:
    +9,793
    lolwut
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. Triumph

    Triumph Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Messages:
    13,896
    Likes Received:
    991
    Ratings:
    +5,288
    Injuries maybe why he chokes?

    Good thing there isnt a horse named after him.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. IllegalContact

    IllegalContact PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    23,583
    Likes Received:
    2,068
    Ratings:
    +9,769
    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 6
  5. TB_Helmet

    TB_Helmet 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,661
    Likes Received:
    833
    Ratings:
    +4,283
    Neither of these two sentences makes any sense at all.
     
  6. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Ratings:
    +12,395
    You prove my point. For whatever reason, the guy can’t be criticized.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    6,584
    Likes Received:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +6,729
    Honestly I agree. He's statistically one of the GOATs but he doesn't perform like one in the playoffs. Maybe I would like him more if he wasn't one of the top paid players at his position.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. lancerman

    lancerman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    May 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    185
    Ratings:
    +1,290
    Remember that time Vinatieri went 1/3 in a Super Bowl
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Useful Useful x 1
  9. chasa

    chasa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,357
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Ratings:
    +6,787
    You're complaining about the shape of the Iceberg that sank the titanic.

    There are bigger issues to worry about.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  10. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Ratings:
    +12,395
    That’s my point. We pay this guy a lot. And he doesn’t perform to the level he’s being paid to peeform at in the postseason.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
  11. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Ratings:
    +12,395
    Made the one that mattered most.

    Plus you’re only pointing out one game. I just pointed out three in consecutive seasons.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. lancerman

    lancerman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    May 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    185
    Ratings:
    +1,290
    We could not pay him and try to find another kicker
     
  13. lancerman

    lancerman Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    May 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    185
    Ratings:
    +1,290
    Your point was being clutch. We comfortably win that game if he makes both
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. Joey007

    Joey007 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11,073
    Likes Received:
    2,352
    Ratings:
    +12,395
    Did I say there wasn’t?
     
  15. TB_Helmet

    TB_Helmet 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    Messages:
    1,661
    Likes Received:
    833
    Ratings:
    +4,283
    It may be instructive to compare him to other kickers in the playoffs over the past five or so years, or at least since the XP got moved back. Does he miss more than average or do we just remember the misses more?
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  16. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Messages:
    896
    Likes Received:
    235
    Ratings:
    +1,464
    I have little faith in him, to be honest.

    i probably would have less faith in his replacement, however, were he to be replaced.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
  17. chasa

    chasa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    5,357
    Likes Received:
    1,134
    Ratings:
    +6,787
    Did I say you weren't?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  18. robertweathers

    robertweathers PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    40,311
    Likes Received:
    9,032
    Ratings:
    +50,111
    You misread the OP. Gost...not Gronk.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  19. doesntmatter1

    doesntmatter1 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,003
    Likes Received:
    242
    Ratings:
    +881
    You are right. I have felt the same way for a long time. You can even go back to sb 42. We go for it on 4th and long instead of a 52 yard fg if I remember correctly. My first thought was would Viniteri be allowed to kick that.

    I have no fear in replacing him after Graham came in 2010 and didn't miss a kick. Maybe the next kicker will suck, but I'm confident that BB, a coach who loves st, would eventually find a capable guy.

    ps I dont care what his stats are if he isn't clutch. Remember Mike Vanderjagt. Statistically a great kicker who was a choke artist.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  20. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,479
    Likes Received:
    1,402
    Ratings:
    +6,879
    He is a good kicker but has indeed not come through in some major games. What was the last truly clutch kick he had? The 50+ winner against the Giants. He hasn't had to deal with too many final second FGAs throughout his career but those extra points in AFCCGs and Super Bowls are pretty bad. You expect better from the highest paid kicker.
     
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")