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Old 02-08-2007, 08:33 PM   #83
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Default Re: Adam Vinatieri a Colt

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Originally Posted by SuckItUp View Post
Yup. Best kicker EVER! Hinesight proves the obvious. It was extremely near sighted on the part of the Pats to let such a proven commodity leave.

This is up there with letting Branch leave. If he was still there against the Colts there probably would have been no dropped passes to a wide open reciever in the end zone, and who knows...there may have even been a need for a clutch kick in the end. Now I can see why Brady was so upset to see him go.
The one thing that the Patriots dont regret is letting Vinatieri go - they didnt lose a single game because they had a rookie kicker.

In fact if you look at the below table, you'll see that only one of the two kickers was perfect in the postseason - and it wasn't AV.



The Branch episode has been done to death, and there were no dropped passes in the endzone that actually cost the Patriots points - just the single wideopen play when Caldwell was on the sidelines.

Dont let facts get in the way of a good argument though

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