INDIANAPOLIS — Coaches and front office staff are still confident in kicker Adam Vinatieri.
Yesterday the veteran kicker missed two extra points in a 19-to-17 win over the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. That’s after he missed two field goals and an extra point in a Week 1 loss to the LA Chargers.
“I feel for him,” said Colts owner Jim Irsay on Vinatieri’s struggles. “Yeah, it’s a concern. But, you know, we’ll talk and we try to take emotion out of big decisions.”
“I have zero concern,” Head Coach Frank Reich added after the game. “I mean, he it the upright on the one. You guys probably saw the first one, it was not a good operation, the snap and hold was not clean. It is what it is, but I have zero concern.”
At 46-years-old, Vinatieri is the oldest active player in the NFL having played his rookie season in 1996 with the New England Patriots. He spent ten years in New England before joining the Colts for the next 14 seasons.
He’s also the NFL’s all-time leading scorer.
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