The first few games of rookie Greg Zuerlein's career were perfect. Through Week 5 of the season, he connected on 13 field goals in 13 attempts. His point total was well above anybody's on the team with 46. But facing the Miami Dolphins in Week 6, Rams fans saw that Greg "the Leg" was human after all.
In his worst game by far, he made his first two field goal attempts before three straight misses. Hitting only two of five was a complete shock not only to Rams fans, but to the entire NFL as well. He missed from 48, 32, and then 66 yards to end the game. The rain and wind could have been factors, but these misses will do nothing but make the young kicker out of Missouri Western State a better player.
Being perfect on field goals as a kicker is great, but as the games add up, the pressure continues to build in order to keep the streak alive. I believe that this will help the rookie ease up in these situations now. He does not have to worry about being perfect anymore. He knows a missed kick is a missed kick, and it happens to the best of them.
His newfound modesty and sigh of relief can only help "Legatron" for the rest of the season. He knows what he is capable of, and he knows what mistakes he can now fix.
Coming off the worst game of his career, Zuerlein was again perfect against Green Bay as he connected on two field goals with a long of 50 yards.
The wide lefts are past him, and the weight of staying perfect for the entire season has already been lifted off his shoulders. Now look for him to continue to impress and help St. Louis rack up the points. He looks to put up big points against the New England Patriots in London where fans across the Atlantic are already amazed by his skills.
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