New England Patriots Extend Stephen Gostkowski With Four-Year Offer

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Consistency has long been the mantra of the New England Patriots. That goes for offense, defense, and special teams.
Most New England Patriots fans are old enough to remember Adam Vinatieri's clutch 2001 postseason in which he drained two kicks in heavy snow against the Oakland Raiders, including the game-winner, and also nailed a kick in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XXXVI to clinch New England's first Super Bowl title.
When the Patriots failed to re-sign Vinatieri and let him go to the Colts, I knew karma would kick New England in the ass, but boy, was I unprepared for all that. It has almost matched the Curse of the Bambino, as the Colts have gone on to win a Super Bowl and have even beaten the Patriots on a few clutch Vinatieri kicks.
Stephen Gostkowski hasn't been historic the way Vinatieri was, but he's been every bit as consistent as his predecessor. New England showed their gratitude and knowledge of the term "once burned, twice shy" by giving Gostkowski a fo...

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