Vrabel: Gostkowski has to make corrections, we have to be better around him

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The Titans aren’t signing a new kicker after watching Stephen Gostkowski miss four kicks against the Broncos in Monday night’s season opener, but head coach Mike Vrabel is looking for some changes as they head into Week Two.

Vrabel said on Tuesday that those changes have to come from Gostkowski as well as the other players on the team.

“For a guy that’s a career 87 percent field goal kicker, I think a lot of those corrections are going to be on him. . . . But it’s also on us to make everything around him better,” Vrabel said, via Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean.

Vrabel showed faith in Gostkowski on Monday night by calling on him to make the game-winning field goal despite the four misses and Gostkowski rewarded that faith. The coming weeks will determine if Vrabel’s continued faith in his former teammate in New England will also pay off for him.

7 responses to “Vrabel: Gostkowski has to make corrections, we have to be better around him

  1. One of those missed kicks was a PAT. I remember when (y’all) all panned the NFL for moving the PAT back because “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” It made the PAT no longer automatic. I years past, I would just switch the channel to another football during the PAT but now, you might want to stick around to watch it.

  2. He is right to stick with him. Most likely Gostkowski will correct it and continue being a close to automatic kicker.

  3. kennylc2015 says:
    September 15, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    One of those missed kicks was a PAT. I remember when (y’all) all panned the NFL for moving the PAT back because “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” It made the PAT no longer automatic. I years past, I would just switch the channel to another football during the PAT but now, you might want to stick around to watch it.

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    It’s easy to make up quotes and general perceptions when they happened a long time ago. I doubt people were upset when that change happened. But cool take on a rule change that happened 5 years ago. Everyone will take what you say much more seriously now!

  4. he’s washed up, done, finito. the fact he WAS an 87% field goal kicker has nothing to do with what he will do next week.

  5. My Redskins are perhaps the only team in NFL history to have a kicker be league MVP (Mark Mosely).

    He was also one of the last non-socccer style kickers in the league.

    When he went bad, he want bad FAST and all the way down with just a blip or two of what he’d been!

    We endured this kind of thing with missed kicks and finally cut him. He then signed with Cleveland and looked EXACTLY like Gostkowski did last night with the Browns in the playoffs.

    It’s time to move on!

  6. kennylc2015 says:

    One of those missed kicks was a PAT. I remember when (y’all) all panned the NFL for moving the PAT back because “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” It made the PAT no longer automatic. I years past, I would just switch the channel to another football during the PAT but now, you might want to stick around to watch it.

    It’s like that other rule change from a long time ago that I knew was dumb. Now you y’all know too. You’re welcome.

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