The Colts were in the midst of possibly having to change their kicker. But Vinny was able to save his job on Sunday…for now.
Adam Vinatieri wasn’t able to hit much of anything the first two weeks of this season. He missed five kicks and they were misses that were impactful. His misses were the reason the Colts lost the Chargers game. But all is fixed…at least for now.
Vinatieri was able to make all of his kicks on Sunday against the Falcons. That included a 49 yard field goal off the upright for his first kick of the day. He seems to have fixed whatever issues he was having earlier. That’s good news for him, because he can keep his job for another week.
That doesn’t mean his job is completely safe though. He still has to make his kicks this week against the Raiders and beyond as well. One week of doing what you’re supposed to do isn’t enough. He needs to do it on a consistent basis.
The Colts are happy to have their old kicker back. Special teams was the last thing that they thought they were going to have to worry about coming into this season. If Vinny keeps up what he did in week three, then they will continue to not have to worry about it.
Vinatieri will be the first one to tell you that he isn’t resting. He knows he needs to continue to work to make sure that this kind of slump he was in doesn’t happen every again.