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Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

    Discuss

     

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?


    was it indoors or outdoors? Is it fair to compare Ghost with Mr. Clutch? Laughing

    Ghost generally has longer kickoffs, not as reliable for FGs.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    was it indoors or outdoors? Is it fair to compare Ghost with Mr. Clutch? Laughing

    Ghost generally has longer kickoffs, not as reliable for FGs.




    I don't care!!  I'm just a bit down on Gostkowski at the moment!

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

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    The better question is should you still be whining about players that have been gone for years? Especially when you have no clue as to what you're talking about.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Yeah, I don't think anybody wanted him to leave, but it was an economics thing, as it usually is. He was the highest paid kicker ever as I recall at that point.

    I'm down on Ghost also, but I'm way past any regrets about Vinatieri.  He was an all time great Patriot and has a prominent place in team history, but that was a long while ago now.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Btw A/V left too!  He took the offer from  the Colts and never looked back.

    Good for him!   

     

    The "ghost" will be fine........relax

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    Awesome!  Thanks for noticing!!!

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Yup I think this is the one that got away. Over a lousy 1-2 million.


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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

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    Whats with you and guys who leave us for Peyton Manning? And no, Vinny lleft for cash. Kickers are a dime a dozen.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

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    The better question is should you still be whining about players that have been gone for years? Especially when you have no clue as to what you're talking about.

     

     

     

     

    It may have cost them a SB in 2007 when they didn't have the confidence to send Gostkowski out there.



    I missed you, Glenr. Funniest guy on these boards. =D

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

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    The better question is should you still be whining about players that have been gone for years? Especially when you have no clue as to what you're talking about.

     

     

     

     

    It may have cost them a SB in 2007 when they didn't have the confidence to send Gostkowski out there.



    Cant blame Ghost for that, he was solid that year. The didnt kick because they were arrogant,  the were the might Patriots and they weren't going to be stop. They could score 50 on everybody, that's why TB laughed at Plax suggesting they would only score 14 points. Arrogance.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

     

     I think BB wanted someone who kicked further on kick offs.  If I remember right, there was even talk about bringing in a second kicker for kick offs.  I think Vinatieri's accuracy on FGs wasn't enough to offset his price and weaknesses on kick offs in BBs mind.

     

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Vinatieri left the Pats as I recall.  His goal was to find a stadium to prolong his career and it be with a team that could compete.  He got what he wanted.  It was never about the Pats not wanting him or being tight on the cash else why would they have used the franchise tag on him?

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Out of all the players we have let move on in 1 way or another, I miss Adam the most. You cannot discount the impact an automatic 3 points makes on your offense. Field postion, what play to call on 3rd down etc....

    Wish we could have worked it out with him but the system is every player has a value and they're not going to go above the mark they set. It's works more then it fails, but again I wish we could have worked it out with the greatest FG kicker in NFL history.

        







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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    I'd rather have David Akers

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Stupid thread, Vinatieri didn't want to play for the Pats anymore no matter how much money Kraft threw at him! He wanted to go to a dome team to extend his career and that was it. Ergo there is no possible way the Pats could have kept him unless they built a dome the year before Adam left.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Also when Adam left there supposedly was an agreement that Adam would find what his price was and the Pats would match it. Later it was discovered when they asked that of Adam he said "Yeah right!"(or something to that effect)  meaning "no way in hell" but BB took him literally thinking he meant "Yeah, ok I'll do that!" There were quite a few articles at the time commenting about it and how it went down and how the Pats thought Adam  had given them the right of first refusal.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    Vinitari ould have been as immortal as bobby Orr, Larry bird and other NE folk lore but now everyone asks what went wrong. 

     

     

    Now you got the easy part done telling me about it.

    Does that handshaped bruise on your back hurt?

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

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    40 years old and still nailing 52 yard kicks (Sunday Night).

    Discuss

     



    no doubt Tfb12!  btw congrats on 10k!

    Adam V was a core guy on this team i felt.  Eventhough, he is a kicker....Seymour was another I felt was core guy that BB should have never traded and kept here...The D hasnt been same since.

     
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    Re: Should the Patriots have kept Adam Vinatieri?

    PARCELLS ON VINATIERI: Cowboys coach Bill Parcells acknowledged in an interview with the Star-Telegram in Texas that his team might be in the market for a new kicker. But when the subject of potential free agent Adam Vinatieri was brought up, Parcells had an interesting answer: "If he's smart he'll stay [in New England]. He'd be Bobby Orr and Carl Yastrzemski and John Havlicek. That guy's done a lot."

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2006/03/parcells_advice.html

    Colts strike gold

    New England Patriots fans can't figure out what coach Bill Belichick was thinking when he let kicker Adam Vinatieri get away.

    Vinatieri wanted a $3.5 million signing bonus. The Patriots refused, but the Colts agreed. What a move for Indianapolis.

    Perhaps the best clutch kicker in NFL history, Vinatieri is 10-of-10 on field goals at the RCA Dome and 38-of-42 in domed stadiums.

    More importantly, he hasn't missed a game-winning or game-tying kick since 1999. Not only did he win two Super Bowls with field goals, but he has won 19 games with field goals during his 10-year career.

    http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/NFL-notebook-Job-No-1-Replace-Tagliabue-1873201.php

     
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