October 21 Quick Kicks Podcast- Examining Stephen Gostkowski’s Struggles

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has been one of the best and most consistent kickers since he entered the league in 2006, but that has not been true this season. On the October 21 Quick Kicks Podcast Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield diagnose the struggles of Gostkowski so far this season and what has changed in his approach. After missing only eight field goals over the last three seasons, Gostkowski has already missed three this season. There is a noticeable change in his approach and mechanics but finding the root of the problem, whether it be injury or mental, can be tough and with a game in Pittsburgh, one of the hardest places to kick, this weekend he may continue to struggle. Other topics include:

  • Why is Patriots Kicker Stephen Gostkowski starting to struggle this season (1:53)
  • How to tell if a kicker is not properly balanced on their kicks (5:52)
  • Could there possibly a lingering injury that has caused this change in Gostkowski (8:04)
  • If the struggles are not due to injury than what is the cause and what is the cure (10:57)
  • How having a tough kicking environment in Pittsburgh may actually help Gostkowski (13:22)

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Music Credits
FilligarGuilty Good Intentions
Ronald Jenkees, “Disorganized Fun

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