Re: Gostkowski = Disaster waiting to happen.
posted at 9/18/2012 2:11 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
I have never had any faith in this guy. The sooner he is off this team, the better.
RESPONSE: I tend to agree. Kickers are paid to make the types off kicks Gostkowski missed. You can't have a choke artist as a kicker. The Ghost today was like a RB, who runs for over 100 yards, but fumbles twice. A RB who fumbles is worthless...and a PK who can't make make-able last second FGs is, likewise, worthless. This discussion goes hand in hand with my previous post, below:
"If you want to draw comparisons, how 'bout comparing Adam Vinatieri to Gostkowski. The 39 year old Adam booted a 53 yard FG yesterday at the buzzer, giving the Colts a 20-17 win over the Vikings. Meanwhile, The Ghost choked a 42 yarder, costing the Pats their game. You have to wonder whether the Pats would have won at least two more SBs, had they chosen to pay Adam:
1.) In 2006, Vinatieri led the Colts by the Ravens in windy, rainy Baltimore with 5 FGs in the AFC divisional round. Without him, the Colts never would have advanced to play the Pats in the AFC title game: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=270113033;
2.) In 2007, the Giants edged the Pats, 17-14. Do you remember when, on their first series of the second half, BB passed on a 49 yard FG in a dome...choosing instead to go for it on 4th and 13? If the Pats still had Adam, BB wouldn't have thought twice, and the Pats would have taken a 10-7 lead: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=280203017&period=3;
3.) In 2012, Week Two, Vinatieri beats the Vikings on a last second 53 yard FG...while Pats' PK Stephen Gostkowski shanks a 42 yarder, to lose to the Cards: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=320916011 "