The Colts continues to have blind faith in their kicker, as coach Frank Reich announced they were sticking with him yet again.
It’s the same old song and dance folks. The Colts continue to leave points on the board because of a bad kicker, and yet they continue to stick with him. Once again, the Colts are deciding to stick with Adam Vinatieri. Frank Reich made that announcement today after practice.
At this point, he might be staking his own reputation on sticking with him. Vinatieri has underperformed in almost every game this season and has cost the Colts multiple games. Ultimately, it might cost Colts fans’ faith in coach Reich and GM Chris Ballard.
As I wrote yesterday, the fact that they were bringing in kickers to work out probably wasn’t going to mean anything. Clearly it didn’t. They have decided to keep having blind faith in their kicker despite plenty of evidence supporting the opposite conclusion.
If Vinatieri misses another kick this week against the Jaguars, their will be pitchforks outside the Colts’ complex. They won’t have a leg to stand on and will have no choice but to cut him if they want fans to keep spending their good, hard-earned money on tickets.
It would be great to see Vinatieri shake this off and finish the season extremely strong. Unfortunately, that is just a pipe dream and very far away from reality. The reality is this is an aging kicker that has had a great career, but is falling face first into the dirt.
He has put the organization in a hard spot that they aren’t handling well. It could get a lot worse before it gets better.