23 Aug 2006
How good is Adam Vinatieri, and did the Patriots make a mistake letting him go? Bill Barnwell investigates in a two-part article on Boston Sports Media Watch's Patriots Game Day page. FO readers won't be surprised to learn that kickers are inherently inconsistent, but it's still surprising to see just how small the correlation is between kicker salary and kicker performance. Link goes to Part II; click the link at the beginning of that article to read Part I as well.
48 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 2:30pm by CA
The Patriots lose a fourth-quarter lead for only the 15th time in 15 years. Also: Seattle's first shootout win, the kick-six, leaping in TB-IND, an aggressive Alex Smith, and the one negative way Aaron Rodgers stands out from his peers.