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It’s true, Adam Vinatieri wasn’t very good…until he was

A lot of folks believe Adam Vinatieri could one day become the first-ever placekicker to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He’s certainly one of the most clutch and consistent kickers in league history, which explains why he’s lasted 21 years in this league. But Vinatieri wasn’t always a star. In fact, he almost never had a chance to become what he now is. New...
Via This Given Sunday
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Parcells allegedly almost cut Adam Vinatieri in 1996

It’s not often that a kicker can be labeled “clutch” when he makes a 31-yard field goal with a 28-point lead. That’s the situation Adam Vinatieri was in back in Week 3 of the 1996 season. According to Pro Football Talk, which cited Mike Francesa of WFAN, Patriots coach Bill Parcells told Vinatieri that he would be cut if he missed a 31-yard field goal with the Patriots...
Via The Sports Daily
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Vinatieri still not thinking about retiring: ‘I’m not too old yet’

Adam Vinatieri has spent exactly the same amount of time with the Indianapolis Colts (10 seasons) that he spent with the New England Patriots. At age 43, he is the oldest player in the NFL. But even though Father Time is bearing down on Vinatieri, who has more gray hairs now than he did while cementing himself as a Super Bowl legend with the Patriots, the Colts kicker still has...
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts re-sign 43-year-old K Adam Vinatieri

INDIANAPOLIS -- At 43, Adam Vinatieri is still in demand.Why wouldn't one of the NFL's most clutch kickers be?Vinatieri, the league's oldest player, has agreed to terms to remain with the Indianapolis Colts. The team announced the agreement with the four-time Super Bowl champion on Tuesday, one day before NFL free agency begins.Vinatieri has been with the Colts for 10 seasons, including...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Oldest player in NFL Adam Vinatieri re-signs with Colts

Apparently satisfied with what their kicker has accomplished over the past decade, the Indianapolis Colts have inked Adam Vinatieri, the oldest active player in the NFL, for two more years. After playing for the New England Patriots from 1996 through 2005, Vinatieri signed on with the Colts in 2006. Starting his 21st year in the NFL, Vinatieri is on record for having missed only...
Via Sportsnaut
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Adam Vinatieri, Colts Working On Contract To Keep Kicker In Indy

It looks as though Adam Vinatieri might never retire from the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts reportedly are working on a new contract to lock up the 43-year-old kicker, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. There are no reported terms of a deal, but Rapoport says the Colts are enthusiastic about re-signing him. #Colts coach Chuck Pagano and his staff values Adam Vinatieri...
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri on extra-point changes: 'I'm a traditionalist'

By Jason Rowan Adam Vinatieri, 42, will enter is 20th NFL season this fall, so it should come as no surprise that he has seen plenty of changes during his storied career. The most recent alteration to the way the league operates on the field, however, has the veteran Indianapolis Colts kicker hearkening for a simpler era, especially when it comes to his job. The NFL on Tuesday...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri admires Patriots success despite Colts loss

By Ricky Doyle Adam Vinatieri watched Sunday as several of his former New England Patriots teammates pumped up the Gillette Stadium crowd. The scene sparked wide-ranging emotions within the Indianapolis Colts kicker, but his overriding sensation following the Patriots’ 45-7 AFC Championship Game win was one of disappointment. “For the last decade and a half, two decades, whatever...
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri randomly drug tested day after 53-yd field goal

By NESN. As is common practice in the NFL, Adam Vinatieri was selected for a random drug test Monday. Or was it random? The 41-year-old Indianapolis Colts kicker, who’s the oldest player in the NFL, just so happened to nail a 53-yard field goal in Indy’s AFC wild-card win over the Cincinnati Bengals the day before receiving the notice. Colts punter Pat McAfee pointed out...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vinatieri: I have better QB rating than Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

What was supposed to be a Second Amendment speech turned into an open forum for Adam Vinatieri. During the NRA's annual meetings on Friday, the Colts' veteran kicker took the opportunity to tease Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, pointing out he has a better career quarterback rating than his former Hall of Fame-bound teammates. “I think we can all agree the traditions that we share...
Via Helmet2Helmet
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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