Vanderjagt Still Vexed By Kicking Concerns In CFL

Mike Vanderjagt, the one-time king of the NFL kicking community, continues to botch his booting attempts while north of the border.

Mike Vanderjagt David Letterman

The ex-Colt & ex-Cowboy, who lost his roster spots after some poor on-field performances, is trying his luck with the Toronto Argonauts with the CFL. But in last week’s season opener against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he missed on his first three field goal attempts (but he did score a single on his first failed FG).

But Vanderjagt realizes his problem was a lack of respect - not to the game, but to the hashmarks. Read more…

Hey, Look, Mike Vanderjagt’s Kicking In The CFL

Here’s to hoping the Toronto Argonauts enjoy wide right field goal attempts, because former Colts and Cowboys “kicker” Mike Vanderjagt was signed by the CFL team for which he kicked over a decade ago.

Mike Vanderjagt

And while the Argos’ optimism is admirable, it really does need to be asked: do they have a freaking clue why this guy’s not kicking in the NFL? Read more…

Peyton Manning Cursed By Idiot Kicker in Colts Loss To Chargers

SICK KICK & SIX PICKS IRRITATE INDY IN SAN DIEGO LOSS: An “idiot kicker” has done in Peyton Manning yet again.

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Adam Vinatieri missed a chip-shot 29-yard field goal in the waning moments Sunday night, as the Colts lost to San Diego, 23-21.

Automatic Adam - the same bootsman who knotted two Super Bowl-winning FGs while with New England, sent his potential game-winner wide right.

(Before you ask, Vinatieri played collegiately at South Dakota State, and not Florida State.)

Down 23-7 in the 4th quarter, Manning managed to lead his team back to within 2 points, only to be victimized by Vinatieri.

Peyton Manning Mike Vanderjagt

The botched boot may have had Manning muttering again about his “idiot kicker”. Peyton previously placed the phrase on Mike Vanderjagt, in reaction to the Canadian kicker’s criticisms of him and coach Tony Dungy.

But Mr. Manning was no gridiron genius Sunday night, either, as the Pro Bowler tossed six interceptions in slick conditions at Qualcomm Stadium.

Yet, the Colts can’t feel too discouraged, since the Patriots also didn’t win this week.

Tom Brady & pals were on a bye.