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Ambridge
11-27-2006, 05:44 PM
http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9832312
Nov. 27, 2006) -- The Cowboys employ a former Colts kicker -- but it isn't Mike Vanderjagt anymore.

Ending a saga that has continued throughout this season, the Cowboys waived former Colts kicker Vanderjagt and signed former Colts kicker Martin Gramatica, who spent three games with Indianapolis earlier this season.

The move turned out to be a costly experiment for the Cowboys. They gave Vanderjagt a $2.5 million signing bonus this offseason, but he struggled on field goals, kickoffs and was a constant source of consternation for Cowboys coach Bill Parcells. The Cowboys began making calls on other kickers at least two weeks ago, inquiring into the availability of such players as former Dallas kicker Billy Cundiff. But the team opted to go with Gramatica, who has connected on 138 of 180 field goals during his NFL career.

And just as the Cowboys made a headline-grabbing move at quarterback, they now have done the same at kicker.

sumo
11-27-2006, 06:10 PM
Idiot kicker gets cut!!

Infamix
11-28-2006, 09:24 AM
I was so happy the day he missed that field goal. I think his career has gone downhill since

RoethlisBURGHer
11-28-2006, 03:21 PM
The guy now has a mental block and will never be a successful kicker again.

sumo
11-28-2006, 03:25 PM
(Borrowing from the other thread on Vanderjagt)

"Laces Out!.."

Elvis
11-28-2006, 07:06 PM
Vanderjagt
is my favorite kicker of alltime....
GO STEELERS....
OH...BY THE WAY VANDERJAGT... BYE...:wave:
.:sofunny: :thumbsup: :wave:

klick81
11-28-2006, 11:16 PM
Now THAT makes sense...cut the liquored-up idiot for only making 13 or 18 and sign a guy who's done about the same over his career.

I'm sure the Tuna knows something the general public doesn't know. Because you're right, on paper, it doesn't make much sense. Maybe he and Vanderchoke had some beef...

SteelerFan091472
11-28-2006, 11:38 PM
Now THAT makes sense...cut the liquored-up idiot for only making 13 or 18 and sign a guy who's done about the same over his career.

I wonder if it has to do with a culmination of things this month, such as Vanderjagt criticizing his line protection when he had a field goal blocked at the end of the Washington game a couple weeks ago. Also, he missed a couple of makable field goals in the Indianapolis game a week or so ago.

sumo
11-29-2006, 12:03 PM
Ok - everybody here is off base - they picked up Gramatica for his celebration dances following each field goal - the guy has fire - it doesn't matter if they're losing 50-0 - if he makes a 25 yard field goal, he will take a victory lap around the field, jump in the air - high five, lambeau leap, etc - and Parcells loves this kind of thing...

fansince'76
12-02-2006, 02:04 AM
POSITION WANTED - Liquored up idiot kicker seeks gainful employment with NFL franchise. Will work CHEEP.

hmmmmmmmm
12-05-2006, 12:34 PM
HA! Gramatica is a pimp

tony hipchest
12-05-2006, 12:36 PM
HA! Gramatica is a pimpnow im sure you meant to say "gimp"

hmmmmmmmm
12-05-2006, 06:27 PM
Nope.....I meant a pimp...