BOSTON (CBS) — Even at 41 years old, Adam Vinatieri is still Mr. Automatic when it comes to booting a football through the uprights.
Vinatieri, now in his ninth season with the Indianapolis Colts after spending the first 10 years of his career in New England, is a perfect 20-for-20 on field goals this season. No one knows Vinatieri’s ability to hit clutch kick after clutch kick better than Bill Belichick, and his former head coach doesn’t see an end in sight.
“Right now, I don’t think anyone is kicking better than he is,” Belichick said of Vinatieri on Tuesday, as his Patriots prepare for their Sunday night tilt with the Colts. “There’s a lot of guys kicking good, but I don’t think anyone is kicking better. He’s in a great situation as far as not having to deal with kickoffs, but as far as putting the ball down between the uprights…
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