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Monday, September 12, 2011
Strong warmup for Gostkowski

By Mike Reiss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Kicker Stephen Gostkowski just concluded a strong pre-game warmup.

Working with new snapper Danny Aiken and holder Zoltan Mesko, the six-year veteran crushed the ball to one end of the stadium, hitting easily from a long of 55. It looked like the kick would have been good from 65.

When watching the warmup, the possibility of a very long field goal at the end of the half came to mind for both teams when heading toward the end zone that has a section of white seats behind it.

Gostkowski seemed to be challenged a bit more when kicking to the opposite side, the ball moving a bit more. He had distance from 53, but the accuracy wasn't as true.