I don't know if the league did it purposely.
It's going to be a tough year, a very tough year.
To be the best, you've got to beat the best. That's all there is to it.
There was a misperception of kickers not being athletes. I think that's in the past.
It was only a September win, but we're pretty happy with it, ... Whenever we get a chance with some time left on the clock, it seems like we can get it done.
We were going to kick it no matter what the distance, ... We bled the clock. There was always overtime.
Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are out there performing all the time. As kickers, we're not out there much. Our teammates build the cake, and sometimes we're fortunate enough to put the icing on it.
It was a beautiful night, ... Toward the end of the game, it didn't feel like there was any wind at all.
The offense did a good job in the two-minute drill to get down there and use up all the clock. We found a way to get it done. We've had some ups and downs this year, but this team has a lot of heart.
The two-minute drill, ... it's never guaranteed. But it almost looks that way sometimes.
[Also, there aren't enough adjectives to describe how clutch Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri is with the game on the line. His 46-yard field goal with 4:11 to play Saturday night was the 16th game-winning kick of his career.] It was like kicking a rock, ... But the nice thing about it was you really couldn't feel your feet anyway, so it didn't hurt too much.
Yeah, ... but who knows what would have happened if I'd missed? There was still a lot of football left to play.
We shocked the world, but we didn't shock ourselves. That's kind of one of those things we all dream about as we grow up, having a chance to win the Super Bowl in the last minute.
It's a great story.
When he's out there in a jersey and helmet, it will be fun to see. ... He's an overachiever who's always going one million miles an hour. He'll give us a physical and mental lift, and the fans will appreciate seeing him back on the field.
It means a lot to me because I respect the guy so much. He's a great football player, a great man.
Having been in the situation before, you kind of know what to expect. But the game-winner in the Super Bowl at the end of the game is never an easy kick, no matter how many times you've gone through it. None of us are perfect. Every one of the people I mentioned, there's times where they aren't able to come through.
He does it over and over again. As long as we have a minute left in the game, he and the boys just find a way to get it done. It's pretty impressive just watching the guys work and do their jobs so well.
Six weeks ago, we didn't know much about this team. But we're going to be OK though. I'm sure we'll have a big target on us again this year, but we've got some good tools out there, some pretty good team leadership. Hopefully we can find a way to continue to set the standard.
He's having a nice year. Anytime you play up in the Northeast, it can be a difficult place to kick, especially New York. He's done a nice job, especially being a rookie, where everything's new and there's a little more pressure on top.
The margin of error is small in a playoff game. Everybody has to play well. And every once in a while, one game comes down to one play. You never know when it is, or what play has to be made, but you have to try to do your job when it comes to that.
He's a good guy and he's been a good kicker for a long time. I expect him to make all of his kicks, so hopefully it doesn't come down to him having an opportunity because he's pretty good.
It was a crappy game. Normally we know how to execute under pressure. But we just didn't do a very good job of that today. When you play a good team like Denver and don't play well, you get beat and that's what happened. It's a bad feeling.
Every time you step out onto the field you have to redo it. Just because you've done it in the past doesn't mean anything.
Nugent's a little different -- he's a draft pick and I was a free agent. I felt like I had to go out and perform every single day and prove myself. You feel like you're always 20 minutes away from being fired.