The Indianapolis Colts will proceed to creep with kicker Adam Vinatieri despite persevering with struggles this season.
“Adam is our kicker,” coach Frank Reich stated Wednesday, per Stephen Holder of The Athletic. “Chris (Ballard) and I of direction relish talked referring to the scenario. Clearly, there relish been other kickers in here… Whenever you’re taking a behold, we deem Adam is the resolution.”
The Colts reportedly worked out kickers Tuesday nonetheless determined to follow Vinatieri.
The 46-twelve months-extinct has been a break this season, missing 11 attempts, most within the NFL. Vinatieri is 14 of 19 on field-blueprint attempts and 14 of 20 on additional-level tries. His 71.8 kick percent (FG and PATs) is lowest within the NFL (min. 10 kicks), per NFL Examine.
The extinct kicker’s woes relish label the 5-4 Colts several prospects to stack victories. In Week 1, Vinatieri neglected two field targets and an additional level in a six-level loss to the Chargers. In Week 9, he botched a field blueprint and an additional level in a two-level loss in Pittsburgh. In Week 10, his neglected additional level resulted in the Colts trailing by four facets gradual, needing a landing as a replacement of a attainable sport-tying field blueprint gradual to presumably ship the sport to time past laws in opposition to Miami.
All nine of Indy’s video games relish been determined by one possession, underscoring the magnitude of Vinatieri’s miscues. A kicker with almost any other name would relish been modified by this level. The Colts, then all all over again, will give the earnings of the doubt to their beforehand real extinct over all all over again.