For Cincinnati Bengals, It’s Time to Part Ways With Shayne Graham

January 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After Saturday's 24-14 loss to the New York Jets in the opening game of the 2010 playoffs, it's a sign of relief Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham never received the long-term deal he desired in the offseason.
Graham missed two key field goals against the Jets that could arguably had an impact on the outcome of the game. He missed a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter that turned the momentum in the favor of the Jets who marched 75 yards down the field the following drive before Thomas Jones ran the ball in from nine yards out.
With fewer than four minutes to play in the fourth quarter and the Bengals down 10, he missed another field goal from 28 yards out that would have made it a one posession game with all three time outs remaining. How can a kicker being paid $2.48 million miss two field goals from these ranges when Graham does this for a profession?
His performance against the Jets is just a small chapter in the book of frustrations felt among Cincinnati ...

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