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08:03 AM ET 10.02 | Even though New England won in Week 4, Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski had a rough week. [Gostkowski] missed two more field goals on Sunday in Buffalo, to go with the potential game-winner he missed in Week 2. Are you worried? The Boston Globe's Chris Gasper joined Michael Felger and Gary Tanguay on "Uno's Sports Tonight" to discuss what is suddenly a cause for concern. "Do you bring somebody [another kicker] in?" asked Tanguay. Said Gasper: "That would do more damage. You'd have him looking over his shoulder." Gasper went on to say that it's still early in the season and the Gostkowski, who is 2-for-5 this season on field goal tries between 40 and 49 yards, needs to "kick his way out of it."

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October 2, 2012  08:09 AM ET

needs to "kick his way out of it."

Brilliant advice...

October 2, 2012  08:09 AM ET

Address it in the offseason. Anyone you bring in now won't be an upgrade anyway. Hopefully the offense continues its high powered ways and FG's don't matter.

October 2, 2012  08:14 AM ET

As long as he's accurate in the playoffs, who cares? Plenty of time to get over it. He's been one of the best kickers in the league since he joined the team.

October 2, 2012  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Address it in the offseason. Anyone you bring in now won't be an upgrade anyway. Hopefully the offense continues its high powered ways and FG's don't matter.

precisely! ^^^^^^^^^

October 2, 2012  08:36 AM ET

I say he gets a lot more leash

October 2, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Where's Vineteri when you been him.....

October 2, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Where's Vineteri when you been him.....

**need him**....sorry peeps...smartphone....auto spell check thing is a killer...

October 2, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Where's Vineteri when you been him.....

Gostkowski has been a better kicker than Vineteri over the last few years.

October 2, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Gostkowski has been a better kicker than Vineteri over the last few years.

Not arguing ..just commenting....as comment 3 states...shouldn't be an issue...

October 2, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Wonder what Belichick would have done if he missed 3 in one game like Billy Bumb Cundiff.

October 2, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wonder what Belichick would have done if he missed 3 in one game like Billy Bumb Cundiff.

Let him win it with the fourth one?

Gostkowski missed his first two attempts last Sunday. BB gave him a third chance at the end, when the score was already 49-21. He made it. I think that's what he needed.

October 2, 2012  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wonder what Belichick would have done if he missed 3 in one game like Billy Bumb Cundiff.

Belichick would be wise enough not to sign Cundiff.

October 2, 2012  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Belichick would be wise enough not to sign Cundiff.

LOL!!!

October 2, 2012  09:26 AM ET

I think Gost is in the top 10 all time percentage wise in kicks made.

October 2, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Belichick needs to ride it out with Gostkowski. It hardly matters now if you're blowing teams out. Meantime, G. can get his mojo back. Cundiff isn't the answer and who else is out there?

October 2, 2012  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Belichick would be wise enough not to sign Cundiff.

He did make a great play for us last season...l

October 2, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Got to worry when he starts missing, after so many games where he was money in the bank.
But not time to replace him; he needs to miss a few more in pressure situations before he is replaced. That's unlikely to happen this year.
How much is anyone willing to bet against Belichick bringing in some kickers next spring to give them a look, and put some competition into the kicking situation?

October 2, 2012  11:14 AM ET

Kickers are a strange breed. Look at Mike Vanderjagt, most accurate kicker ever in the NFL, missed one for the Colts in the playoffs and became awful.

Then the Cowboys signed him to fix their kicking problems. And he didn't.

At the other end of the spectrum you have Jason Hanson for the Lions. 20-plus years in the NFL, and I bet if you polled all 32 coaches for 5 names for kickers you would want lining up to kick the game winner in the Super Bowl, Jason makes every list.

 
October 2, 2012  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

At the other end of the spectrum you have Jason Hanson for the Lions

And David Akers.

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