Given the history of the Florida State Seminoles football program and kickers, specifically against the Miami Hurricanes, it might surprise you that in recent years the school has turned out a string of very successful kickers. The trend has continued this year with redshirt kicker Roberto Aguayo.
Each year, countless picks from the NFL Draft step into the starting lineup to help their new team take the next step to either stay or become a contender. The Miami Dolphins were hoping that might happen to them this season, but it doesn’t look like that will happen to start the year.
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The Dolphins kicking job had been manned by Dan Carpenter for the last few years, but when the team drafted Caleb Sturgis, the veteran wasn’t long for the job. It didn’t help Carpenter’s cause that he was owed more than $3 million this season. Sturgis beat out Carpenter and was the only place-kicker in training camp Thursday, but he wasn’t about to gloat.
The Miami Dolphins were having a kicking competition in the first few weeks of training camp, but apparently that competition is over with the less expensive player winning.
With Dan Carpenter not playing the rest of the year, the Miami Dolphins addressed their kicking needs by signing the most accurate kicker in NFL history.
It’s not often that a team outgained 462-192 comes out ahead when the final gun sounds, but that’s just what the Miami Dolphins managed to do on Sunday. Between failed red-zone chances and bad field goal kicking, Miami escaped with a 17-14 win over St. Louis.