Belichick: Missed field goals involve more than one guy

Belichick: Missed field goals involve more than one guy
October 1, 2012, 7:48 pm
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FOXBORO -- Stephen Gostkowski missed two field goals in Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills. Both were longer than 40-yards.

It may have reminded some of Gostkowski's missed field goal in the final seconds of New England's 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.

On Monday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about Gostkowski's missed field goals from Sunday's win, and he was quick to point out that the field-goal unit involves more than just the kicker.

"Steve, again, had some real good plays yesterday," said Belichick. "And again, that's an operation that involves more than one guy. It's not a pitcher taking the ball on the mound, or a golfer teeing up the ball low. It's the snap, the hold, the kick, the whole process.

"We'll keep working hard at it. I have a lot of confidence in those players. Dan Aiken, Zoltan Mesko, Steve. We've made a lot of them. Unfortunately, we've missed a few. But we'll keep working at it and try to improve it, coach it better, and execute better."