Adam Vinatieri working “to get the demons out” ahead of Sunday

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The Colts announced on Monday that Adam Vinatieri will remain the team’s kicker after missing five kicks over the first two weeks of the season.

That announcement came after speculation that Vinatieri would announce his retirement a day after the team beat the Titans despite his two misses.

Vinatieri did not speak to reporters on Sunday or Monday, although he had said he’d be talking on Monday after passing on questions following Sunday’s win over the Titans. He finally spoke on Tuesday and said he wasn’t thinking about retirement, but did need time to gather his thoughts after another bad day at the office.

“Sometimes we all need a little time to decompress, I needed a little extra time,” Vinatieri said, via the Indianapolis Star. “Little time to clear my mind . . . I’m going to work this week to get the demons out and be clear headed on Sunday.”

Vinatieri said he feels “plenty healthy” and has been studying a lot of film in hopes of cleaning up what’s wrong with his game. The next test of that will come against the Falcons this weekend.

11 responses to “Adam Vinatieri working “to get the demons out” ahead of Sunday

  1. May want to get Cole Hedlund back onto the roster this week to hedge your kicking game. He played lights out in pre-season when Adam was kept out. This way, if Adam misses just one PAT or FG, thats it…let Cole play the rest of the game.

  2. Demon-gate. The Patriots put demons into Adams head.

    Suspend Brady for 4 games and take away their first round pick in 2020.

  3. factschecker says:
    September 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    Demon-gate. The Patriots put demons into Adams head.

    Suspend Brady for 4 games and take away their first round pick in 2020.

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    it just has to be true because Rogie told me it is!

    bawhahaa

  4. Better check the footballs Indy maybe the problem is there, or maybe just let Adam do what Luck did and quit just because the going got tough

  5. I don’t understand this. He’s been playing for 25 years. Is there something wrong with his technique? Has he forgotten how to kick? Is he distracted? Does he have personal problems at home? How can a veteran such as him all of sudden have “demons”?
    What does that even mean?

  6. get the demons out? I sure hope that Adam is not full of demons. In truth and fact, the man is what…46 years old? His kicking leg is obviously not as strong as it once was. If the Colts hired me for just one game to kick extra points, the ball would probably dribble along the artificial turf after my foot made contact with it. I would be willing though to have a kicking contest with Jim Irsay because he may be an equal match. So life goes on.

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