Tom Brady made his Tampa Bay debut one day before the captivating NFL match between the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans. It was also Stephen Gostkowski’s first game playing for the Titans but unfortunately, his performance was very off compared to his previous games.
However, Gostkowski was able to redeem himself in the last 17 seconds of the game when he scored a powerful 25-yard field goal. This enabled the Titans to surpass the Broncos taking the win with a score of 16-14.
Gostkowski’s poor performance was a shock to many as he missed 4 kicks in the game which happened for the first time in his entire football career. The player himself expressed how he was also surprised by his own performance saying that he planned to make a good impression for his first Titan game but ended up doing the complete opposite
Fellow Titan player and quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, said that the whole team is very happy to have an NFL win under their belt. He went on to say that even though the match was a bit rocky, no mistakes are mentioned in the win column so, in the end, a win is a win.
Ex-teammate and current coach of the Titans, Mike Vrabel, also commented on the situation saying that he did not have any second thoughts when he sent Gostkowski back out for another shot. He said it was a good move as the other team was not expecting Gostkowski to play well in the end considering he had missed so many kicks before.
Gostkowski’s final performance proved that he was the all-time number 1 Patriots’ scorer and 3 time Super Bowl ring winner for a reason and that every player has their bad days. The New England player expressed how grateful he was to his teammates for still supporting him and having his back throughout despite his performance.
He said that that team spirit was what motivated him to perform well in the end and get his teammates the win that they deserved. The player said that its times like these when it’s important to fight against the pressure and still find the strength to keep playing with your head held high.