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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Patriots sign Kicker to a long term deal

By: Greg
When the Patriots let Adam Vinatieri walk a few years back, Patriots nation was disappointed and scared, very scared. Adam had been so clutch with his years with the Patriots, becoming a hero in New England with playoff and superbowl kicks.  A kicker is like a closer in baseball, you expect your closer to nail down the save in the 9th and you expect your kicker to make kicks. When the closer/kicker does not do those things consistently it is scary when they take the field and tough to trust them.

After Adam left along came a kid out of Memphis to fill those big shoes. I was nervous letting Adam go was a huge mistake, but boy was I wrong. Gostowski soon became one of the best kickers in the game and has gained my trust. He has also gained the Patriots trust and will be a Patriot for four more years.
Gostowski has signed a four year extension earning him about 14 million over that timespan. This off season he said after being tendered for one year:
“I was happy it was by the Patriots. I’m glad to be back. This is the place I want to be. I’m just glad to get another opportunity to be on the team"
Well Stephen we are happy to have you back.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to have him. He's got a BOOT too. I'm calling a 50+ yarder from him this year.