Adam Vinatieri has had a rough start to the season. He missed another kick on Sunday, a 57 yard field goal. Granted it would have tied a career long for him, but it’s still another missed kick in a season full of missed kicks. It’s a problem that still needs to be addressed.
Vinatieri’s missed kicks cost the team a victory in week one. It almost cost them a game in week two as well. This team isn’t good enough to overcome leaving points on the board. While the team has backed him publicly, he is still on the ropes.
Missing more kicks will eventually lead him to being cut. It’s just that simple. He is the oldest player in the league by four years. It might be time to go younger and find the kicker of the future sooner rather than later. Vinny just hasn’t gotten the job done on a consistent basis.
He has made the kicks he was supposed to make the last couple of games though. He did go 3/3 on field goals against the Falcons and made a 28 yarder against Oakland on Sunday. Those are kicks he absolutely has to make, and all of his extra points too.
The last takeaway from the quarter point of the season has to deal with the team in general. It’s my takeaway on how good this team is based on what we’ve seen so far.