The Colts got the win in Tennessee today, but it was in spite of another paltry performance in the kicking game.
This week pretty much confirms it; the Colts need a new kicker. The kicking game almost cost the Colts another game, but they were able to hold on 19-17. Something needs to be done because the kicking game is killing them. Here is how each unit graded.
Let’s just jump right into it. The kicking performance from Adam Vinatieri was once again horrendous. He missed two of the three kicks that he took, with all of the kicks being extra points. It’s getting to the point that something has to be done with this.
If this were any other kicker, he would get cut this evening and the team would be looking for another kicker starting on Monday. But this is the greatest kicker the game has ever seen. It’s a unique scenario. But in my opinion, he needs to be cut immediately.
Rigoberto Sanchez had a high of 60 yards of a punt, but that punt went into the end zone. He only had one punt that was downed inside the 20 out of the five punts he had. He also shanked one at the end of the game. Could’ve had a better effort from the punter today.
Chester Rogers did a good job in the punt return department. He had a return aver of 10.5 on four returns. He was able to give the Colts some good field position. Same with Parris Campbell on the two kick returns he had. Decent effort from this group.
The biggest takeaway from this unit is the kicking game. They need to find someone who can put the ball between the uprights, and they need to do it fast.