Stephen Gostkowski overcame the game̵
The collapse of Gostkovki almost cost the Titans the start of the season against Denver Broncos on Monday night’s football. Tennessee’s victory over host Broncos was much closer than it should have been, after Gostkowski missed three goals on the field and an extra point, leaving 10 points on the board.
“It’s difficult. It’s part of the position; it’s a very volatile position,” Gostkowski said. “It’s definitely an opportunity I deserved, but thankful I got it for the team and the guys who went out there and broke their ass. I really put them in a difficult position.”
Entering the game, the 15-year-old veteran has never conceded three goals on the field in one game. Gostkowski was far from the goal of 47 and 42 yards and saw a blocked attempt of 44 yards. He has now missed an extra point attempt in four straight games.
“You don’t always have that luck to get a chance to redeem yourself,” Gostkowski said. “But I’m just happy that the boys had to celebrate. I’m disappointed in myself, embarrassed and disappointed; but at the end of the day we won and fortunately the boys are happy to go home.”
Gostkowski has joined former Chicago Bears Cody Parky kick, who is now with the Cleveland Browns, as the only kicks in the last 10 seasons to miss four kicks in a win.
While with the Patriots last season, Gostkovski made 7 of 8 attempts to score on the field before being placed in injury reserve last October. The Patriots released Gostkovski in March. The 36-year-old kicked underwent hip surgery during the off-season and was picked up by the Titans.
Tennessee signed Gostkowski for a one-year deal worth $ 2.75 million in a move that was supposed to boost his kicking game. To make room for Gostkowski, the Titans kicked Greg Joseph 11 days before the start of the season.
“I just got here and went out here and played like that,” said Gostkowski. “It was pretty cool for the boys to keep supporting me and still have my back. And that’s great in team sports – you win and lose as a team. Obviously a position like mine, everyone sees it when you fuck. That’s why I was grateful. for the opportunity in the end – because the boys deserve to win. “
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Titans are 1 in 9 in field attempts in the last nine games of the regular season. Tennessee made just 44.4% of their goal attempts last season, more than 20% worse than the nearest team (Jets, 67.9%). This is the only time since 2001 that a team has made less than 60% of its field attempts.