Colts To Stick With Adam Vinatieri?

The Colts are looking at kickers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to make a change. The plan is to stick with Adam Vinatieri, coach Frank Reich says (Twitter link via Stephen Holder of The Athletic).

Adam is our kicker. Chris and I have talked about the situation. Obviously there have been other kickers in here,” Reich said. “When you take a look, we believe Adam is the answer.”

Vinatieri, 46, has missed six extra points and five field goals this season. His woes have cost them games, including Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.

Still, Vinatieri is a future Hall of Famer with a resume full of Super Bowl rings and clutch kicks. The Colts, clearly, are keeping some options in the back pocket but Vinatieri’s job is safe – for now.

Vinatieri will look to get back on the right track on Sunday when the Colts take on the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. Then, it’s a short week for the Colts as they face the Texans in Houston on Thursday night.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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6 comments on “Colts To Stick With Adam Vinatieri?

  1. crosseyedlemon

    I think the Colts have been more than patient with Adam. Clearly the organization doesn’t want to add to his embarrassment by cutting him but at some point you have to think of the other 52 players on the roster and the effort they have made. Unfortunately it appears that an injury might be the only way for Adam to end his season (career?) that offers the Colt’s FO an easy out.

  2. kingcong95

    As a Raiders fan, we have the utmost respect for your faith in this guy.

  3. TJECK109

    If he was 29 and suddenly had these problems then I can see sticking it out and giving him a chance to work through it. At 46 this is an age issue and that can’t be worked through

  4. mwrherm0

    A great career! He really needs to ask himself some tough questions if he can still do this. No shame in retiring if that is best for him and the team. He needs trusted family and Coaches who can be honest with him as well.

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