Robbie Gould remains perfect in the playoffs, Kyle Shanahan always expects him to make it

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers
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49ers kicker Robbie Gould has never missed a kick in the playoffs in his career: He’s 25-for-25 on field goals in the playoffs, the best mark in NFL history, and he’s also 37-for-37 on extra points.

After Gould went 4-for-4 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in the 49ers’ playoff win over the Seahawks, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said it’s a huge load off to believe his kicker is going to make it every time.

“He’s been one of the best kickers of our generation,” Shanahan said, via NBCSportsBayArea.com. “He’s been extremely consistent. You see how long he’s been doing it. And when it comes to the playoffs, that’s the most important thing. And I feel like he’s always going to make it, regardless of what game it is. That’s how he’s given us that feeling in these six years. And I guess it makes sense that I even feel stronger in the playoffs about it.”

As the 49ers prepare to play the Cowboys and kicker Brett Maher, who missed four extra points on Monday night, Shanahan feels confident he won’t have to worry about his kicker getting a case of the yips.

6 responses to “Robbie Gould remains perfect in the playoffs, Kyle Shanahan always expects him to make it

  1. I’m sure Mike McCarthy felt the same way until a few days ago. Are there any coaches who feel like it’s a complete crapshoot whether or not their kicker makes extra points?

  2. In sports, the YIPS are a sudden and unexplained loss of ability to execute certain skills in experienced athletes. Symptoms of the yips are losing fine motor skills and psychological issues that impact on the muscle memory and decision-making of athletes, leaving them unable to perform basic skills of their sport.

  3. Here in Minnesota, we’ve got a kicker (Greg Joseph) who missed half a dozen extra points during the season. The Vikings need to find a better alternative. It’s unacceptable for a pro kicker to miss one of those chip shots (if the snap and hold are good). Kickers should be fined or cut if they miss an extra point. They’re paid a lot of money to make those kicks, and if they miss–well, they need to pay for that.

  4. I’m still salty the Bears cut him loose several years ago. I hope Robbie gets a ring before he’s done and this year could be the year.

  5. v2787 says:
    January 19, 2023 at 9:27 am
    Here in Minnesota, we’ve got a kicker (Greg Joseph) who missed half a dozen extra points during the season. The Vikings need to find a better alternative. It’s unacceptable for a pro kicker to miss one of those chip shots (if the snap and hold are good). Kickers should be fined or cut if they miss an extra point. They’re paid a lot of money to make those kicks, and if they miss–well, they need to pay for that.

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    Didn’t that guy win a bunch of games for you guys this year including a 61 yarder and win special teams player of the week a few times??

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