Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Vanderjagt Gets the Boot

The most accurate idiot kicker in the history of the NFL has been released from his duties. Here is an article from NFL.com:

"Cowboys release Vanderjagt, sign Gramatica

IRVING, Texas (Nov. 27, 2006) -- The Dallas Cowboys released Mike Vanderjagt, apparently tired of his inability to live up to his reputation as the most accurate kicker in league history. Martin Gramatica was signed as his replacement.

The Cowboys gave Vanderjagt a three-year contract to shore up a position coach Bill Parcells felt cost the team three victories last season.

However, he was injured and inconsistent in training camp, plus reluctant to handle kickoffs. Parcells never seemed to warm to him and he was only 13-for-18 on field goals, the lowest success rate (72 percent) of his career.

Dallas (7-4) will play at the New York Giants (6-5) on Dec. 3. Winners of three straight, the Cowboys are first in the NFC East.

The Cowboys did not release any details about the move, and players were off. Parcells will next speak to reporters Nov. 28.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service"


For some strange reason, I was glad to hear this. As if his being fired justified the move the Colts made. Then I thought how messed up it is that I would be glad to hear about a man losing his job. Oh well.

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2 comments:

Jason266 said...

One should not take joy in others misery...

But then I think of the misery he caused me last year...

And I just chuckle.

Brian said...

Who didn't see this one coming, especially after the awful game he had against the Colts where it looked like he was barely making extra point attempts?

And did anyone else notice the Patriots to Colts to Dallas kicker connection?