Colts' Adam Vinatieri on Missed Kicks: 'You'll Hear from Me Tomorrow'

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15:  Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Nashville,Tennessee.   (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Adam Vinatieri is one of the best kickers in NFL history, but the Indianapolis Colts veteran was not in a talking mood after his lackluster start to the 2019 campaign.

"You'll here from me tomorrow," Vinatieri said following Sunday's 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans, per Stephen Holder of The Athletic. Holder noted the kicker said "yeah, you will," when reminded he wasn't scheduled to see the reporter Monday.

Vinatieri went 1-of-3 extra points in Sunday's win after missing two field goals and an extra point in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

The misses in the Week 1 game were far more costly, as Indianapolis lost by six points in overtime. While the game situation would have been different in the final minutes, it isn't a stretch to suggest Indianapolis could have been 2-0 had he converted on those missed chances.

Vinatieri's recent struggles are surprising considering his legendary career. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, three-time first-team All-Pro selection and four-time Super Bowl champion. Three of those rings came when he was a member of the New England Patriots from 1996 through 2005.

He has spent the rest of his career on the Colts and won his fourth Lombardi Trophy with them.

Vinatieri drilled a game-winning 48-yard field goal to give the Patriots a victory over the St. Louis Rams as time expired in Super Bowl XXXVI, which forever cemented his place in NFL lore.

Father Time finally may be winning against the 46-year-old, but he was still effective last season. He finished 23-of-27 on field goals, including 9-of-12 from beyond 40 yards, and converted 44-of-47 extra-point chances.

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